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Saturday, July 22, 2006

Can Israel Win?

By Aussiegirl

Ralph Peters says Israel may not be able to prevail if it keeps on doing what it's doing. Scroll down to read my thoughts on the matter. Let's hope that Israel has success. Much depends on the outcome of this confrontation.

CAN ISRAEL WIN? By RALPH PETERS - New York Post Online Edition: Postopinion

ISRAEL is losing this war. For a lifelong Israel supporter, that's a painful thing to write. But it's true. And the situation's worsening each day.
A U.S. government official put it to me this way: "Israel's got the clock, but Hezbollah's got the time." The sands of the hourglass favor the terrorists - every day they hold out and drop more rockets on Israel, Hezbollah scores a propaganda win.

All Hezbollah has to do to achieve victory is not to lose completely. But for Israel to emerge the acknowledged winner, it has to shatter Hezbollah. Yet Israeli miscalculations have left Hezbollah alive and kicking.

Israel has to pull itself together now, to send in ground troops in sufficient numbers, with fierce resolve to do what must be done: Root out Hezbollah fighters and kill them. This means Israel will suffer painful casualties - more today than if the Israeli Defense Force had gone in full blast at this fight's beginning.

The situation is grave. A perceived Hezbollah win will be a massive victory for terror, as well as a triumph for Iran and Syria. And everybody loves a winner - especially in the Middle East, where Arabs and Persians have been losing so long.

Israel can't afford a Hezbollah win. America can't afford it. Civilization can't afford it. Yet it just might happen.

Israel tried to make war halfway, and only made a mess. Let's review where the situation stands:

* 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.


At 8:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You made a good point there about going to war half way. This is always a mistake. If you are going to go to war, go for it and don't stop until your enemy is crushed. This is especially true when dealing with terrorists.

At 8:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The case with Israel can simply be explained with a few words: “The abused and oppressed are abusing and oppressing”

The author of this blog (and its viewers) does not need reminding what oppression and abusing means since he (or his family) have experienced this at first hand, then why is Israel allowed to do the same war crimes and genocide to the Arabs and Muslims in Palestine. It sometimes seems to me that Israel has taken Germany (and Hitler) as role models. The worst disaster this world has ever seen is Israel. Israel hopes that its history will give it a green light and a excuse to rape and then kill Palestine and now Lebanon. For the Arabs in Palestine they are living in one big concentration camp and in Lebanon they are the victims of Israeli lead holocaust (down played by the west).

Israel is the curse on this planet (and entire universe).

At 12:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Terrorists are global ants bothering global gods.

If the US, UK, Russia, china, or Japan feel that they are threatened they WILL use destructive force. Do you really think that terrorists are going to win?
All any of the G8 have to do is push a red button and the middle east will be turned into a glass dessert from the heat of the splitting uranium, that accompanies the rockets that will land there.

Israel will fight until every last Israeli is dead, and they will win.


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