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.


Steven said...

It doesn't look like Israel will be able to finish the job.

Red Tulips said...

I feel like vomiting.

I don't know what to say. I am just speechless. Words totally fail me!

Steven said...

Actions speak louder than words.

America is not an ally of Israel.

Steven said...

Israel would not have stopped in a week even if America said so because the Israeli public supported the war. Perhaps this is why we got more than one week, one can only speculate as to why.

The most reasonable answer is that this report simply got it wrong.

Fransisco Gil White has a better analisis of the conflict.

Steven said...

Here is another IsraPundit article on this same topic.

Red Tulips said...


I do not believe the US ever has really supported Israel in the way it is claimed to support Israel. In fact, I already have read those links!

It is just comical how the US is seen as the Great Satan along with Israel, when in fact the US has often explicitly acted against Israel's interests!