According to Uri Avnery, "THE REAL aim [of the Israeli war on Lebanon] is to change the regime in Lebanon and to install a puppet government."
It's an interesting article because it reminds us of the difference between declared Israeli objectives and real ones (major and secondary). I find his argument interesting, if not totally convincing. He keeps saying that the Lebanese government was established with American help. Why would be Israel so eager to replace it then?
Also note that the US just asked Syria to help stop Hizbollah. Syria must be beaming, feeling so important.
He also leaves out Hizbollah's declared and real motives. He leaves out other regional players. It's Incomplete, still worth reading.