Why Israel is Losing

Israel is not winning its war against Hezbollah, according to retired Colonel Ralph Peters in the New York Post. He has some bullet points that review the situation:

* By trying to spare Israeli lives through the use of airpower and long-range artillery fire instead of ground troops, the IDF played into Hezbollah’s hands. The terrorists could claim that Israel feared them. Meanwhile, Israeli targeting proved shockingly sloppy, failing to ravage Hezbollah, while hitting civilians – to the international media’s delight.

* The IDF is readying a reinforced brigade of armor and 3,000 to 5,000 troops for a “limited incursion” into southern Lebanon. Won’t work. Not enough troops. And Hezbollah’s had time to get locked and loaded. This is going to be messy – any half-hearted Israeli effort will fall short.

* Famed for its penetration, Israeli intelligence failed this time. It didn’t detect the new weapons Iran and Syria had provided to Hezbollah, from anti-ship missiles to longer-range rockets. And, after years of spying, it couldn’t find Hezbollah.

This should set off global alarm bells: If Hezbollah can hide rockets, Iran can hide nukes.

* The media sided heavily with Hezbollah (surprise, surprise). Rocket attacks on Israel were reported clinically, but IDF strikes on Lebanon have been milked for every last drop of emotion. We hear about broken glass in Haifa – and bleeding babies in Beirut.

* Washington rejoiced when several Arab governments criticized Hezbollah for its actions. But the Arab street, Shia and Sunni, has coalesced behind Hezbollah. Saudi and Egyptian government statements are worth about as much as a greeting card from Marie Antoinette on New Year’s Day, 1789.

* Syria and Iran are getting a free ride. Hezbollah fights and dies, Damascus and Tehran collect the dividends.

* Israel looks irresolute and incapable – encouraging its enemies.

* The “world community” wants a cease-fire – which would only benefit the terrorists. Hezbollah would claim (accurately) that it had withstood Israel’s assault. Couldn’t get a better terrorist recruiting advertisement.

* A cease-fire would be under U.N. auspices. Gee, thanks. No U.N. force would protect Israel’s interests, but plenty of U.N. contingents would cooperate with or turn a blind eye to the terrorists. Think Russia’s an honest broker? Ask its Jews who fled to Israel. Would French troops protect Israeli interests? Ask the Jews Vichy bureaucrats packed off to the death camps. (The French are more anti-Semitic than the Germans – just less efficient.)

* One bright spot: The Bush administration continues to resist international attempts to bully Israel into a premature cease-fire. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is flying off to the big falafel stand as a token gesture, not to interfere with Israel’s self-defense.

But the clock’s ticking. Washington can only buy Israel so much time.

* Every rocket that lands in Israel is a propaganda victory for Hezbollah. After 1,000-plus Israeli air-strikes, the rockets keep falling, and Israel looks impotent. The price of sparing Israeli infantrymen has been the elevation of Hezbollah to heroic status through the Muslim world.

* The Olmert government tried to wage war on the cheap. Such efforts always raise the cost in the end. Olmert resembles President Bill Clinton – willing to lob bombs from a distance, but unwilling to accept that war means friendly casualties.

* Israel needs to grasp the power of the global media. Long proud of going its own way in the face of genocidal anti-Semitism, Israel now has to recognize that the media can overturn the verdict of the battlefield. Even if Israel pulls off a last-minute win on the ground, the anti-Israel propaganda machine has been given so big a head-start that Hezbollah still may be portrayed as the victor.

The situation is grim. Israel looks more desperate every day, while Hezbollah appears more defiant.

What I think Israel must do to reverse the course is to first and foremost launch a full-scale invasion of south Lebanon and if the Lebanese Army joins the fight on behalf of Hezbollah, the Israeli Defense Forces must be willing to hump the long and bloody road to Beirut and the Lebanese-Syrian border and bring the war to the Lebanese government. Second, Israel must be ready and willing and must bring this war to the tyrants Assad in Damascus and Ahmadinejad and Khamenei in Tehran and their respective regimes and support structures for those regimes for enabling and supporting this proxy war.

Then and only then will Israel be victorious.

I’m one of the original co-founders of The Liberty Papers all the way back in 2005. Since then, I wound up doing this blogging thing professionally. Now I’m running the site now. You can find my other work at IJ Review.com and Rare. You can also find me over at the R Street Institute.
  • Ian

    I’m fairly resistive to the concept that Hezbollah is the primary aggressor in this case.

    Whether or not you are inclined to agree, this article provides many arguments and notes that are fairly compelling.

    http://www.arabamericannews.com/newsarticle.php?articleid=5874

    I think right now what EVERYONE needs is more perspective. No conflict is solved when righteousness is held in higher regard than understanding.

  • Sensi

    “Would French troops protect Israeli interests? Ask the Jews Vichy bureaucrats packed off to the death camps. (The French are more anti-Semitic than the Germans – just less efficient.)”

    Is ignominy a second name for this guy?
    A french-hater and bigot that write such a gratuitous defamation, insulting more than 60 millions of french citizens, is just an heap of shit that deserve nothing more than my spit on his face.

  • Michael Walsh

    The Class A mess-up that the United States and Israel have created over a minor kidnapping incident has backfired royally, showing the “war on terror” to be what it really is, a half-baked genocidal war waged on Israel’s behalf. This started long before Sepetmeber the 11th, which was just an especially horrific symptom of a greater ongoing battle which created a vacuum for nuts like Al Quaida to fill. One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter, Israel has proven through it’s actions that what they and their fascit American brethren call “terrorists” are not neccessarily any more so “terrorists” than themselves. The talk of how Iran suppliued missiles, or Syria offering shelter drips with hypocracy when one considers the bombs and hellfire missiles raining down, verifably targeted on civilians were shipped in by another notorious arms and conflict peddlar, the apache helicopters, the F16 fighers, all supplied by a culpable USA. 1939 all over again, just different actors – Facism and War crimes are alive and well.

  • Frank

    why is it that if you dont want to see more civilians killed in cold blood your called a bigot or anti semi?

  • richard

    I’m surprised anyone on this site would support the actions of Israel. What the above article does is essentially fault Israel, not for bombing another sovereign nation or restricting the life, liberty, and property both of Palestinians and the lebanese, but faults Israel from a technical miltary and PR point of view. That entirely dismisses and neutralizes the Palestinian/Lebanese perspective and the reality of the situation. There is no way for Israel to win this battle because their actions carry no moral or ethical foundation, regardless of how they spin it.

  • Steven Riordan

    The cost of Israel winning this battle, will be the US losing this war. Good riddance to the nazi police state.

  • Shanga

    You’re right .Israel and the jews are slowly loosing their will to live. If they won’t commit and do what it takes to destroy their and owrs enemies then the evil that is islam will swallow them and US will be next. Israel is a canary in the mines–we are facing the same scum down here just a bit delayed.
    ON the other hand the scumbags that commented before me–well,europe is gone already and hell with them. Those inbred morons deserve the sharia law that is coming for them–just look at the posts above mine.

  • keith

    Is ignominy a second name for this guy?=disgraceful or dishonorable conduct, quality, or action.
    >>>>A french-hater and bigot that write such a gratuitous defamation, insulting more than 60 millions of french citizens, is just an heap of shit that deserve nothing more than my spit on his face.

  • Robert Voss

    What’s to add? You’ve nailed it!

  • Censor

    Brillant avoidance of the word Religion. Can you explain why fanatical Jews and extremist Muslins are at war?

    This war is only one of the many they have. Why America need to be hijacked by proxy? So that the military industrial complex make few more bucks after Rwanda?

    The fascist is the embodment of the robotic yet mystical mentality not only of Jews and Muslins, but also in fellow Christians, Zoroastrian or any other religion. Let recognized that the Christian Zionism brought us the Second World War.

    Here we are stuck with Skenazi Jews in a land was not their!

    So keep talking military moronic strategies until the last drop of blod! the religious hatred will not end until the”Holy Land” becomes Secular Land.

  • dave dempsey

    I am a former US soldier. Israel must stop the cancer now or live with this situation forever.

  • Jerry

    You people-for the most part-are lunatics.

    The fact that you are lunatics who happen to support the jihadis will have no bearing on their decision to lop off your heads, Zarqaqi style, when and if they take over your nation.

    The French are shit.

    Or “merde,” as the limp-wristed faggots who comprise the vast majority of that country would say.

    Nazi-lovers through and through.

    The fact that they’re enabling the new Nazis is no surprise.

    Fuck ‘em.

  • http://none Brad

    This is site and the author are just like Bush: brainless murders. This entire region of the world is a waste of human life and I wish that it would cease to be a concern of American policy. This is what religion does to people! People become illogical imbeciles that have no regard for their fellow humans.  Just leave the reasonable people out of this and eliminate each other. The planet will be filled with people that care for each other rather than people who  read a book based on misinterpreted metaphorical stories. Leave me and the rest of the logical people out of this mess!!!!

  • keith

    >>>The Class A mess-up that the United States and Israel have created over a minor kidnapping incident has backfired royally, showing the “war on terror” to be what it really is, a half-baked genocidal war waged on Israel’s behalf.>A minor kdnapping incident!!!!>Lebanon’s prime minister, Fuad Siniora, who has appealed desperately for help from the international community, said that no settlement was in sight to end the violence. He accused the United States of giving Israel a green light to bomb Lebanon.
    “The United States is allowing Israel to pursue its aggression,” he told Agence France-Presse. >>About 4,000 Palestinians demonstrated in Nablus in support of Hezbollah, calling on the militia’s leader, Sheik Nasrallah, to attack Israel with rockets.
    “Nasrallah, our dearest, strike, strike Tel Aviv!” the Palestinians shouted

  • mom

    Voltaire in your banner claims “The art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another”. And the history of this conflict consists of taking as much land as possible from one group of people to give to another. Cartographers are having nightmares…

  • Steve Savage

    Israel learned all this from the USA. Attacking power plants, public roads, destroying civilian bridges, and terrorizing the public is part of the USA playbook. it was done in panama in 1989, Iraq in 1991, Yugoslavia in 1999, and Iraq in 2003.
    To oppose Israel’s warfare method does not make any person a Hezbollah supporter. To be quite frank, its nothing more than a holy war between extremist jews and extremist muslims, with lebanese and secular jews and israeli arabs caught in between and doing most of the dying.

    Its pretty much a given that Hadash and Balad did not vote for this war in the Knesset. it was all the extremist jewish parties like shas, likud, yisrael beytenu and united torah judaism that got this into motion.

    With a fanatical protestant as president of the USA, Israel knows it can do pretty much anything and Bush will happily protect israel and even massage the backs of the Saudis and Egyptians to keep them from criticizing the war.

    This started out as a small skirmish and was unnecessarily escalated to an all-out war. If israel wanted to truly destroy hezbollah they would have made the ground troop commitment, but any large ground invasion would have resulted in the deaths of hundreds of israeli soldiers. That can’t be sold to the israeli public, so instead they did what the USA does in modern warfare, punish the civilians in order to minimize combat losses so its easy to sell the war to the voting public.

  • Shanga

    I’m pretty sure it’s one or two guys posting all this terrorist supporting crap under different american sounding names. Steve savage–did you get that name from some porn flik? God–talk about poodlepumpers.

  • mangoseasons

    All religions are a source of these wars, including Atheism. While Marie Antoinette would say that churches were a form of helpful social control in the past, we need to develop new forms of education that teach children (who are less stubborn than adults) that all religions have some bogus claims. How about teaching kids about all the religions of the world in a class, and let them decide which one is right? How would they know? Religious parents and communities are the source of many of these emotional quarrels. In addition teaching kids about nature, biology, and history will make us more informed about the human condition, not these mundane and age-old discussions about which country or religion ought to win. That being said, if an action needs to be taken, perhaps the country that allows the most religious freedom should be supported, and later improved upon to approach more freedom. Meanwhile, politicians who advocate this type of freedom should also be supported. Violent conflicts of interests can be solved with third parties restraining or separating opponents and teaching them the diversity of the world before release and potential havoc again. Though I have some contradictory thoughts on this, this is my pre-dominant opinion. I’m always receptive to comments.

  • Shanga

    OK ,mango–you are saying that a country that allowes more religious freedom should be supported in this and yet you are not sure who to support?
    Why don’t you go into iran and suggest what you just did to authorities–we’ll see how their reaction will differ from israelies. Man ,can you believe this relativist crap?

  • Lavrentii Xolm

    If Nasrallah/Hezbolla/Hamas people want to really turn the tables at this critical juncture, they should recognize Israel’s right to exist while demanding not only a prisoner exchange, but also the added demand that the US and Israel stop the illegal settlements and conform to UN Resolution 242-“land for peace,” and return of Israel to 1967 borders- in return for a pledge to cease “resistance” by any means neccessary.

    It is obvious that Israel and US neocons are just using the “terrorism” boogeyman as a diversion from attention to their “Greater Israel” ambitions. The resistance could really put them on the spot if they focus on the occupation unflaggingly…
    Lav

  • mangoseasons

    So, Shanga, does this mean that I think it’s impossible to judge who’s a more religious freedom -tolerating nation? No, but I think it’s half the problem. The other half is understanding how ethnocentrism causes this problem. I do understand there are secular and pacifist Israelies and Lebanese who disapprove of the fighting. My Lebanese friend, who arrived from visiting Beruit to the US just days before its attack might not support Islam or Lebanon, but his relatives are Islamic. What to do? I’d lean towards Israel, but not before thinking of my good friend or some of his relatives still stuck in Lebanon.

  • Shanga

    “So, Shanga, does this mean that I think it’s impossible to judge who’s a more religious freedom -tolerating nation? No, but I think it’s half the problem.”–bud,I don’t know what you’er sdmoking but that’s just a collection of words–there is no meaning behind that.
    AS far as the rest goes –this is not a religious war from israel’s point of view.Judaism doesn’t have conquest written into it like islam does. Being a pacifist in a country that get’s attacked daily is insane and cowardly.
    As far as your buddy from Lebanon goes–well,why don’t his relatives take up a world view that does not require them to follow the example of a pedofile,lier and a torturer and stop supporting attacks on civilians –then maybe I’ll have sympathy for them. THey have elected a leader who declared his support for hezbollah,every pole showes lebanese muslims overwhelmingly supporting destroying israel –and after all that they’ll whine that they should be protected?
    You don’t come into my house ,try to kill me and when you can’t succeed start screeming that you are a civilian.Shoot now wonder arabs and french are supporting each other–theey are so damn alike–no balls,spine or honor.

  • John Archer

    This Hesbollah war is the latest move in a multi-sided chess game played by the USA, Iran, fundamentalist Shi’ites, Secular Arabs, arms manufacturers, oil companies, Israeli Jews, Israeli Muslims, Lebanese Muslims, Lebanese Christians, terrorists, drug cartels and soldiers who want to put all their training into actual practice.

    The pawns in this chess game are the poor villagers who grow the food to feed them all, and who are once again being sacrificed.

  • http://www.geocities.com/solomonkramer/bushlies.html hsk01945

    The title of this misleads
    … too soon to say that Israelis are “losing.”
    I think when southern Lebanon is bombed into rubble creating a buffer zone that is able to limit incursions into Israel, then
    that will likely be considered a victory for a Jews and a defeat for Hezbollah.

    It seems
    that the
    road to
    Hell paved
    with good
    intentions,. especially by
    those who
    claim Israel
    has “over
    reacted” to recent
    attacks by
    Hezzbola and
    Hamas – Arab militant
    groups backed
    by Syria
    and Iran.
    Israel’s critics
    obviously fail
    to appreciate
    that these
    militant groups
    will not
    rest until
    they exterminate
    Israel – or
    are themselves
    exterminated. The calls
    that are
    being made
    for UN
    involvement including
    the deployment
    of UN
    peacekeepers is welcome.
    I agree
    that the
    international community can
    help, but
    they should
    begin by
    trying to
    convince Syria
    and Iran
    to honor
    Israel’s sovereignty
    and stop
    supporting Arab
    militants bent
    on Israel’s
    destruction.

    For almost 60 years Israel has fought fiercely to
    defend it’s right to exist as sanctioned by international law. Israel has made
    a good faith effort to make peace with the Arabs living in the West Bank, Golan
    Heights and Gaza. But the conflict continues.

    In
    the recent past a unique political solution was proposed to end the seemingly
    endless bloodshed – the Elon Peace Plan. The plan called for Israel to
    annex the Golan Heights, West Bank and Gaza and create a massive DMZ (buffer
    zone) along it’s Lebanese border. In my opinion, the Elon Peace Plan
    deserves a fresh look and should be considered very seriously. I am convinced
    that the recent efforts to achieve a two state solution in Israel, though
    well intentioned, is not the answer – it’s the road to Hell.

  • Bob

    Look everyone, the main issue at hand is not whether Isreali attacks in Lebanon are justified or not. The real question we should all ask ourselves is how to fix this mess. I am tired of hearing talk about people in the Middle East as if they aren’t human almost as if they shouldn’t be there. People are dying at an incredible rate in Lebanon and Israel everyday and unless these countries can come together and work this out then who knows how long this “war” will go on. I feel as if the main problem in the Middle East is ethnocentrism. Many different religious groups think their ways are vastly superior to another groups. This is what fuels the fire and this is why we are hearing about this everyday on the news. This ethnocentric view or mindset is what needs to change. Maybe you won’t agree with everything I have said but hopefully it will enlighten the masses and allow people to think on a broader spectrum. Thanks.

  • mangoseasons

    eh, i suppose you’re right, Shanga. Most of my news is from the Daily Show, which i think is better than Fox & CNN. i don’t know how often people have pliable changes of opinions, but i think that’s important for everyone to have, as you have many a good points.
    “take up a world view” world or worldly? latter as in secular? wordly views kick ass.

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  • observer

    Should Israel do in Lebanon what we are doing in Iraq? Should Israel kill 100,000 men women and children as we have done in Iraq or should they be satisfied with only about 300? Should Israel sacrifice 2500 soldiers in coffins as we have done Iraq or should they be thankful they only lost a handful? It was the Crusaders who killed every man woman and child in Beirut on their way to Jerusalem. Israel would be satisfied with killing every Hezbollah fanatic.

  • Charles

    You didn’t finish your article about really “What the Israelis should do to finish this war”. Besides the fact that your bias against 60 million people is rupugnent, I do agree that there is a real path for Israel to follow. They should bring out their nukes and use them on Iran and Syria, now, and show that enough is enough! It seems the only thing that stops world wars lately is a nuke. Maybe the world needs to see what these things can do, again. Grabing the tiger by the tail has consequences.

  • http://www.sacramentorepublicrat.com Sacramento Republicrat

    I still cannot believe what I am reading. Doeesn’t anyone care about the captured soldiers??? I would imagine their families appreciate your concern.

    I would only pray that if another country was to capture a U.S. citizen or soldier, that we would respond appropriately.

    1. Give them 24 or 48 hours to return them.
    2. If they are not returned, kick the crap out them.

    I agree that the U.S. does not need to continue to police the planet, but Israel has every right to forcefully gain the return of their soldiers.

    SR

  • Transporter Chief

    ‘Should Israel do in Lebanon what we are doing in Iraq? Should Israel kill 100,000 men women and children as we have done in Iraq’

    What on earth are you talking about. The death toll is around 30,000 with the vast majority being the old Iraqi army. The Iraqi insurgents,on the other hand,DO kill thousands and thousands of innocent men,women,and children. Thousands more Iraqi civilians have died at the hands of the insurgents,than at the hands if the United States. And by the way it’s not just the United States occupying Iraq and Afghanistan. There are 16 countries,besides the United States,with 16,000 combat troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • lagarto

    hey kevin , nice analisis ,, only that whent the isreals arrive at the border whit siria then what? in war like in life is easy to get in to problems then getting out , as you know , war do not brink security for anyone ,

  • Eric

    lagarto said: as you know , war do not brink security for anyone

    Heh, a variation on the old “violence never settled anything” argument. I don’t know any such thing, to be honest. For example, at the end of WWII, the US and UK definitely had far more security with regard to their former enemies, Germany, Italy and Japan, than they did in, let’s say, 1939.

    The fact is, violence does, indeed, settle many things, quite well. The outcome of the Punic Wars, for example, was very definite, and very settled. The fact is, wars can, indeed, bring more security. The end of the Napoleonic Wars, the US Civil War, WWII and the Cold War all come to mind quite easily as significant examples. I suspect that the South Koreans would prefer the Korean War to have the outcome it did as well, and they’d probably not feel as secure had the North won.

    A bit of historical perspective is in order here. Or, is what you really mean that Israel will be no more secure? As long as their neighbors continue to seek the genocidal destruction of Israel you may be right. But they certainly would be less secure if they didn’t fight their enemies. In a Carthaginian fashion.

  • The Norwegian Terror

    whoa, Charles, do you realize what a nuke would do? if one country uses a nuke many will follow. after the example is set, any country that hates the usa or isreal will nuke them. korea might also have some fun. and the amount of people dieing from nuclear fallout and radiation would be massive. those bombs dont destroy a terror network, they destroy civilians.

    and while im criticizing others ill Shanga that just because someone is islamic doesnt mean they support what the terror groups are doing.

    and the last person ill critique is Sacramento Republicrat. its not a country that captured the soldiers, its a group. they are spread out living in cities, and i do believe that isreal has “kicked the crap out” of all their headquarters and meeting areas. but to find each person and where he lives wouldnt be enough. it is a bit harder than most people think. look at the US it has been in iraq trying to destroy the rebels, but they are still there. some believe that more are coming from the iran border.

    a final note: while i am norwegian, i am not a terrorist, nor am i associated with them in any way. the name is just an internet alias.

  • Paul

    Islamic fascism preceded the Third Reich. Its mind-control regimens laid out the patterns and schemes emulated by the Nazis. The concept of Muslims being “ummah” and collectively ‘superior’ to non-Muslims and the Islamic’s obligation to mindlessly follow the orders of ‘the father’ (imam) can be directly traced to Sharia, and Sharia declares that it is the voice of Islam just as Hitler proclaimed himself the father of what he called “the master race.” One must remember that Hitler and most if not all Arab-Islamic regimes were aligned against the Allies during WWII. However, to be “ummah” is to be collectively guilty. And this indisputable collective guilt renders all of them fit prey. Israel must promptly despatch them as such.

  • Paul

    Islamic fascism preceded the Third Reich. Its mind-control regimens laid out the patterns and schemes emulated by the Nazis. The concept of Muslims being “ummah” and collectively ‘superior’ to non-Muslims and the Islamic’s obligation to mindlessly follow the orders of ‘the father’ (imam) can be directly traced to Sharia, and Sharia declares that it is the voice of Islam just as Hitler proclaimed himself the father of what he called “the master race.” One must remember that Hitler and most if not all Arab-Islamic regimes were aligned against the Allies during WWII. However, to be “ummah” is to be collectively guilty. And this indisputable collective guilt renders all of them fit prey. Israel must promptly despatch them as such.

  • http://www.noangst.blogspot.com Mike

    Although you didn’t bring the dodo into it, you seem to be channeling Mr. Dubois a bit in that response, Eric.

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course.

    Along those lines, I’m a little ashamed to admit it but I’m reading Starship Troopers for the first time. And I most definitely like it. Not that there was ever any doubt.

  • elliott

    Fascinating discussion. There is a war going on over there – a war between two peoples. It has been going on for many years – since the days of the British empire. The actors on the stage right now are Israel and Hezbollah – but the war goes on and it will continue. To vilify one side as “Terrorists” – and justify the armed incursion of the other side – is ridiculous. People are killed all the same – either way – by both sides. Iran and Syria pump money and weapons into one side – the US pumps even more money and weapons into the other side. I heard today that more bombs will be rushed to Israel from the US. It’s inspiring that the US is helping out in this great work of destroying Lebanon – TV stations, roads, children, all of it. Perhaps when all the Shia people of Lebanon are dead, Ms. Rice can achieve the “right kind of peace” over there. The US should stay completely out of this war – and get out of Iraq too. Europe and then the US have historically tried to manipulate history in the Middle East – treating people like puppets or surrogates. We really should stay out and let those folks have their reckoning. It’s not like we know any better for the Middle East than we knew for Vietnam. Oh – I forgot, we need that damned oil! I take it all back!

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  • Eric

    Mike:

    Although you didn’t bring the dodo into it, you seem to be channeling Mr. Dubois a bit in that response, Eric.

    Yeah, probably so, but his monologue is the perfect response.

  • http://www.noangst.blogspot.com Mike

    “To vilify one side as “Terrorists” – and justify the armed incursion of the other side – is ridiculous. People are killed all the same – either way – by both sides.”

    I suppose the fact that one side (the “terrorists”) intentionally targets civilians while the other side doesn’t really didn’t factor into your calculus, did it.

  • http://www.yahoo.com 2Censor

    Keep talking military moronic strategies until the last drop of blood! the religious hatred will not end until the “Holy Land” becomes Secular Land.

    Perverts mechano-mystical minds want to have both ways. In fact they are irrational, most likelly emotionally and sexually repressed, for that’s what their religion teach since early childhood.

    Fascists who ponder their vacuous thoughts upon ignorant American think everyone in this country is an ignorant super ball Miller- NASCAR time type of fellow.

    Their only source of relieve is blood and murder.

    Let Jews and Muslin then kill themselves! But do not take American Christians in your bloody orgy. Just take the evangelical wacos Rapture ready with you http://tinyurl.com/hren4

  • Eric

    I was going to reply to you 2Censor, but it’s just about impossible to even understand what you’re saying.

  • jj mollo

    To be effective, the best course for Israel would be to resort to terroristic methods. They could, for example, negotiate for a prisoner exchange, as they have done in the past, then, at the last minute kill all the prisoners listed as well as the negotiators. They could saw a prisoner’s head off, televised of course, for each shell or rocket that landed in Israel. They could target the relatives of known supporters of Hesbollah. They could booby trap the bodies of children and leave them lying near the homes of their parents. The possibilities are endless once you dispense with your conscience.

    The fact that Israel would not do any of these things, could not do them, indicates the degree of superiority their civilization holds over that of their enemies. I agree with Ralph Peters that they need to strike and I can understand their reluctance to do so. I wish they would transcend the situation completely by taking their attack to Syria and Iran. The fighters of Hesbollah live like rats in tunnels and fight like little boys with slingshots. What can you do to them? And you can’t root them out without hurting everyone else. Iran, at least, has a vulnerable economic structure.

  • mangoseasons

    If Hezbollah is using civilian Lebanese as shields during their attacks where Islamic militants bury themselves behind or in cities like Beirut, where Israelies’s morals are to not shoot civilians and where Hezbollah capitalizes on this difference of morals, why not take in ALL the pacifist Lebanese as refugees into Israel? Yes, it would be difficult to support non-Hezbollah Lebanese (who also have different religious views, but at least have peace in common), so isn’t it the only way to take away the shield (the civilians) from Hezbollah? Is this not the path of least resistance?