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  1. Every time the same thing happens we go in and we go out, never ever actually finishing the job,this time Hizbollah need to be crushed into dust,ignore time outs,ignore cease fires.

    Cease fires are always called whenever we are winning,Will there ever be a cease called if heavens forbid we lose.And if this cease fire were to be called who is going to heed it.

    It’s either we crush them, or they will just bleed us to death.

  2. The enemies of Israel are always ready to tell stories about Israel immediately something happens. If there’s an explosion in the vicinity of a UN school you can be sure that within ten minutes there’ll be a BBC Guardian Independent, Huffpo announcement (along with the hangers-ons) that it was Israel deliberately murdering Arab civilians children women old people and what’s more with banned, awful, devilish weapons. Of course anyone with a bit of sense (or has read enough police procedurals) knows that it takes careful detective work to get to the truth of the matter, by which time Israel’s enemies and their dupes have already decided that Israel MUST be guilty because it was guilty of falling prey to such rumours in the past and already has a reputation.

    This is one of the answers to this sort of libellous behaviour and very well done too.

  3. Hizbullah’s underground bunker system is formidable. The majority may be immune to destruction, even from kinetic penetration nuclear weapons. Their fibre optic communication system is a immune, even from an EMP neutron blast.

    What Israel is will not do next time is make the mistake of trying to hit every launcher as or after it fires its rockets, an impossible task and one no military in the world could fulfil.

    Rather it would be to simply attack the bases and arsenals at source, where they are, often at the centre of villages, towns and city suburbs.

    Universal world condemnation is inevitable, but this is the bind in which Israel finds itself.

  4. Yaacov writes ‘After the war is over, and southern Lebanon lies in smoking ruins’, as though it were a given. That kind of casual assumption worries me: in reality, no military action is ever that simple, and Israel is not g-d, with a divine, Zeus like reach.

    Hizbullah has Syrian and Iran anti-aircraft rockets and systems that could effect serious air space denial to the Cheyl h’Avir.

    Carpet bombing, the deliberate, intensive razing of an area, is expensive and difficult, especially for a region like southern Lebanon, which is hardly a city scape like Dresden. And tactically pointless. Israel is more likely to use stand off weapons, bombs and rockets which can be launched from outside the anti-aircraft systems’ effective range, devices which are proportionately fewer and more expensive than simple bombs.

    The ideal is to effect the maximum hurt to Hizbullah arms and personnel, with minimum Israeli casualties.

    But if Hizbullah are launching hundreds of bigger rockets at Israel, Israel’s strikes at the centre of bases and arsenals are unlikely to stop them.

    Basically, Israel will cause more destruction and casualties than last time, while Hizbullah will launch more and bigger rockets.

    Israel will not resort to nuclear weapons, wiping all life off the surface of southern Lebanon, which is probably the only weapon that would work.

  5. ‘Carpet bombing, the deliberate, intensive razing of an area, is expensive and difficult’

    Not necessarily expensive, if bombs are the cheaper sort. But difficult and costly against an effective AA system.

  6. Frankly I was expecting some low-down about the Guardian’s complicity in some impending war. Perhaps you have to be a regular reader of Yaacov.

  7. Wouldn’t it be nice to see Richard Goldstone off to pre-empt the coming war in Lebanon, to establish quite clearly that when Israel does attack, he personally found no evidence of munitions or other offensive material stored near schools, medical facilities or places of worship.

    He has already written his ‘report’ before he takes his first step in the direction of the airport.