Wednesday, July 19, 2006
America: "You have one week."
When normal countries are forced to go to war against their neighbors, they get to fight those wars until they win or give up. In the Middle East, Israel’s enemies get to start wars with the confidence that Israel will not be allowed to retaliate for more than a week or two before the international community steps in and puts a halt to Israel’s impending victory. That’s why Israel had to learn to win wars in six days - they aren’t allowed to fight for any longer than that unless they’re losing (see: Yom Kippur War). And so now, with Israel finally beginning to wear down Hezbollah, comes the news that the US is giving the IDF one more week before joining the rest of the world and demanding that Israel stop winning… [Read More] Update 01: Haarez A senior military source said on Tuesday that Israel seeks "to significantly weaken Hezbollah but not crush it." He said that "it is impossible to crush a popular, religious movement." [...] Some IDF ground troops crossed into southern Lebanon on Wednesday to carry out attacks on Hezbollah guerrilla outposts.