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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

China Confidential: China's Mideast Experts: War Weakened Israel

China Confidential: China's Mideast Experts: War Weakened Israel

Here's the bottom line from Chinese experts:
The clinical Chinese view is that Israel's failure to defeat Hezbollah (which is rearming under the noses of United Nations "peacekeepers" with Iranian-Syrian help) after 34 days of intense fighting and aerial bombardment was strategically important in terms of the damage done to Israel's deterrent power.
Unfortunately, they are probably right, but even if they are not, perception suddenly becomes reality. Read the whole thing, and think about what they're saying about the Golan Heights.

2 Comments:

At 4:15 PM, Blogger Lichty said...

I don't really agree with that. What has "Israel's deterrent power" gotten it in the last 12 years?

There was no deterrent powere before this and there is none after. Status quo.

Let our enemies underestimate us and hopefully move too soon as they usually do.

BTW - when can we expect new elections?

 
At 4:49 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...

Lichty,

I wish I knew when we could expect new elections. Barring a revolt in the coalition, it's going to be awfully hard to get new elections. Maybe they won't pass a budget by the end of March and we will have elections in June.

 

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