Sorry, but I think you are being very naive about this entire situation. I completely agree with what Maad says, Israel did not decide to attack only after Hezbollah's kidnappings - the kidnappings were nothing but a ruse. Hezbollah had done prisoner exchanges with Israel before. Recently Hez not only attempted (but failed) to kidnap soldiers - they had announced their intentions publicly - it was no secret, Israel knew what was coming. The kidnapping was just an excuse to attack and invade the same way that those elusive weapons of mass destruction were an (extremely bad) excuse for the US to attack Iraq. History is quite clear - when the US and Israel want something, nothing stands in the way, "truth" and legitimate reasons not being an exception.
Hezbollah kicked out the last Israeli forces out of the Lebanon so this is about getting even and going after what it wanted in the first place: To establish a proxy government in Lebanon and crush any enemies along its borders. The Syrian withdrawal was well orchestrated, the excuse was Hariri's murder, but it could have been any other excuse. This was all planned just like any significant military attack is planned. I recommend that you read this article stating how Israel were planning this invasion at least one year ago. There was also an article on the online edition of the Jerusalem Post, stating significant troop prepardeness along the Lebanese border prior to the kidnapping.
Kanelli, I just wonder, why would anyone at this point trust anything coming from the US administration and its strongest ally? The US/Israel are one, and yet their propaganda is picked up by many people. After so much deceit, how can you still trust what these two nations have to say? "If Hizbollah had not done that, my Lebanese friends would be back visiting their families right now as there would be no bombing.
" This is precisely what Israel would want you to believe. And I guess their propaganda has proven effective in your case.
As to Palestinian crisis not being an unequal, wow, are you serious? Re: Palestinian lands, how can Palestinians lacking basic defense means, be capable of enacting justice when attacked? Suicide bombs are a weapon of last resort to those that lack the conventional weapons that Israel uses. Are you saying that home-made bombs detonated by a single person cause the same amount of damage that a series of bombs and shellings do? Statistically they don't, just in case common sense wouldn't already give you the answer to this one.