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Friday, January 02, 2009

US lacks confidence in Israel's ability to finish the job

Here's a report from CNN that indicates that the US lacks confidence in Israel's ability to finish the job in Gaza - based on the experience in Lebanon in 2006 - and is subtly trying to push Israel into finding an 'exit strategy' from Gaza.

Let's go to the videotape.

Unfortunately, the report is probably correct. And what's worse is that under an Obama administration, Israel can expect this kind of pressure much earlier the next time it has to action against a 'Palestinian' terror group. Once you've messed a job up once, people don't trust you to do it right the next time.

Would a change in the Israeli government give Israel a chance to restore American confidence in its capabilities? There's a chance that it would, but only if that government represents a real change and not just a reshuffling of the same group that's in power now. In other words, if Israel's next government is a 'national unity coalition' of Likud, Kadima and Labor or anything like that, don't look for it to get any chance to restore American confidence in Israel.


At 1:12 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Israel's friends - including the U.S - have doubts about Israel's will to defend itself. And nothing they've seen thus far tells them Israel is truly committed to really eliminating Hamas.

At 1:45 AM, Blogger Naftali2 said...

Ah ah ah. You can't disbelieve CNN on Wednesday and cite them as authoritative on Thursday. The video of the precision bombing missions have been executed much more efficiently than Lebanon.

The proof in the pudding is going to be a ground offensive--if Hamas doesn't declare another truce before it occurs. If they do declare the truce, Israel will have two days to do the job. If they don't declare the truce, the ground troops had better be up to the task. Right now, I think they'll be fine. I hope I'm right.

At 2:02 AM, Blogger ledger said...

I think Israel is going to have to fight for its very survival. Obama has already used the Israeli vote to obtain his position and Israel can now be dispensed with. Obama will let Israel twist in the wind. Israel will be on its own.

Hamas will get ever more powerful weapons. They may even obtain a dirty bomb. Hamas will not need a complex rocket delivery system. They will probably just transport it near or into Israel by conventional means and then detonate it.

You must make a decision now whether to cut the head off of the snake now or allow it to encircle you and consume you. You should kill the snake now before it grows larger.

At 2:38 AM, Blogger Findalis said...

A clear victory would be the total destruction of Gaza. That is what it will take.

Sooner or later Hamas will get their hands on some chemical or biological weapons, fire them at Israel and sit back and laugh, knowing that the world would stop any Israeli retaliation.

At 3:21 AM, Blogger Beth said...

I literally screamed at the TV the other day when they started talking about a "ceasefire" (one-sided, as usual). NOT THIS AGAIN!!! Didn't they learn ANYTHING in 2006?
See, that's why there's little to no confidence in Israel's (Kadima's) will to survive. It's
*extremely* frustrating and disheartening.

It's time to put an end to this madness!

At 6:04 AM, Blogger Reliapundit said...



At 6:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Naftali2 said...

Ah ah ah. You can't disbelieve CNN on Wednesday and cite them as authoritative on Thursday.


Yes. You can. What's important is their consistant stand to present Israel negatively.

Ah ah ah.

At 2:58 PM, Blogger browser said...

how can anyone have confidence in an army,that is being led by two criminaly insane traitorous self hating leftist pathetic cowards,
olmert and barak,these two swines are traitorous gangsters who have been colaborating with the enemy for the last few years.
in order to win a war you must first eliminate the enemy within



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