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Sunday, December 27, 2009

'Experts' believe Israel will hit harder in next war

The New York Times reports that Israelis are undaunted by the criticism of Operation Cast Lead, which started one year ago on Sunday, and that according to 'experts,' we are likely to hit harder against both Hamas and Hezbullah the next time.
Israel seems to have few qualms. Officials and experts familiar with the country’s military doctrine say that given the growing threats from Iranian-backed militant organizations both in Gaza and in Lebanon, Israel will probably find itself fighting another, similar kind of war.

Only next time, some here suggest, Israel will apply more force.

“The next round will be different, but not in the way people think,” said Giora Eiland, a retired major general and former chief of Israel’s National Security Council. “The only way to be successful is to take much harsher action.”

Such talk has raised alarm among some critics in Israel, but so far it has stirred little public debate.

Both the three-week campaign in Gaza, which ended on Jan. 18, and Israel’s monthlong war in 2006 against the Shiite Hezbollah organization in Lebanon have brought relative quiet to Israel’s borders.
Read the whole thing.

I have two comments: I hope that the 'experts' are right, and why is the Times so surprised that we actually want to survive?

By the way, some of the people in that article really are experts (without the scare quotes).


At 7:02 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

My only quibble is with the Stupid Jews in Israel's government who want to leave Hezbollah and Hamas around to fight another day. Either Israel aims for outright victory or faces more Goldstones in the future. Kindness to the enemy would be to show cruelty to the people of Israel.

At 7:22 PM, Blogger What is "Occupation" said...

Stop with the foolishness...

It's simple...

Tell the world the simple point:

If you try to murder us we will destroy you and we can. Don't LIKE that fact? Kiss my ass...

Really, such nonsense...


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