You know what would really be ironic?
…if we found out that the 57 Lebanese civilians in Qana were killed by Hizbullah missiles.
Wouldn’t that be ironic?
Israel attacked the building a little after midnight. The building collapsed seven hours later.
Here is what the Israel Defense Forces had to say:
Eshel refrained from specifying what had caused the structure to collapse seven hours after it was hit, but senior IAF officers said Sunday night that the explosion could have been caused by an unexploded missile or by a Hizbullah-planted explosive device.
“It could be that there was something in the building that caused the explosion,” Eshel said.
Eshel said that close to 150 Katyusha rockets had been fired from the Lebanese village over the past 20 days. Hizbullah had hidden rocket launchers, Eshel said, in civilian buildings in the village. Video footage he presented at a press conference in Tel Aviv Sunday night showed rocket launchers being driven into the village following attacks on northern Israel.
In another part of the article, a high ranking Israel Airforce officer went on to say that…
…the building hit Sunday was chosen as a target after intelligence indicated that Hizbullah guerrillas were hiding inside, where Katyusha rockets and launchers were also hidden.
“We warned the residents that we would be attacking there,” the high-ranking officer said. “We work under the assumption that the villages are empty and that whoever is there is affiliated with Hizbullah.”
The building in Qana could have collapsed seven hours later because it was poorly constructed. It could have collapsed because the damage was just bad enough that the collapse was inevitable, after seven hours.
I don’t know about you, but hitting something and having it fall apart seven hours later is incredibly difficult to imagine.
Of course, it’s easier to imagine when we remember that the building was attacked because Hizbullah was using it. Could it be that the building fell because a missile stored inside exploded seven hours later? Setting off the REST of the missiles stored in the building?
THAT I can imagine.
Of course, that would mean that the civilians were killed by Hizbullah.
… and that’s pretty ironic.