Originally posted by darksided
Strategically, it is brilliant strategy, and the people they are fighting could learn a few lessons regarding the value of human life. The lack of
value for human life is exactly what continues to get them in trouble with Israel, and is probably why they never win once the shooting starts, and
only win when other countries force Israel to back down at the negotiating table.
Strategically it actually a pretty stupid strategy. For 1 soldier they are mobilizing there forces for another fight or possibly even raids or even
occupation of another country over 1 soldier.
Israels military already uses something like 9% to 10% of it's GDP and during war/conflict this rises because they need more money. Also when a
country is occupied with war or conflict such as those that seem long term it stop and slows down investment from foreign countries which in turn
slows down the overall economy growth. Even with America giving Israel $2.5+ Billion dollars of weapons which equals to 25% to 30% of Israels whole
military budget it still won;t help Israel in the long run.
Israel will probably end up paying more in long term over this conflict. Olemet is just trying to show he is a “strong” “leader” like Sharon
but he is just making things worser.
Best thing for Israel to do is do a prisoner swap release all Palestinian and Lebanese prisoners and then push for new rules in the military where
soldiers are less likely to be abducted this would work out better for Israel in the long run.
Also i would like to point out that it is impossible for Israel to occupy Lebanon again because America will not allow it especially while American
Soldiers are in Iraq and Afghanistan and while America is threatening another country like Iran because the back lash that will be faced is not by
Israel but by America in Iraq when people are enraged by Israelis actions against Lebanon.
Basically this is how it is :
America is occupying 2 Muslim countries :
America is threatening and putting pressure on 2 Muslim countries :
Israel is occupying 1 Muslim country :
Israel is threatening another attack and possible invasion of another Muslim country :
America will never let it go that far because Muslims will be outraged if Israel or America invade/occupy another Muslim country and could possibly
hit back at America in Iraq because this would make a great recruitment propaganda for Al-qeada who have been saying all along that America and Israel
are trying to occupy Muslims countries.
If Israel does something stupid America will pay for it in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Originally posted by darksided
It should also be noted that more Israeli civilians have been wounded or killed by the rocket and mortar attacks than Palestinian civilians by the air
attacks and incursions. The press has intentionally not mentioned this small statistical detail, but then again, when did the western press ever care
about the details?
More palestinians are killed in a single Israeli missile or artillery strike then all the Israelis that have every been killed by all palestinain
rocket attacks combined.
All the Israel that have been killed with palestinain qassam rockets can be counted on i pair of hands while Israel regularly killed multiple
civillians weekly with its missile strikes against palestinians.
You are right the media will never ever show the truth becuase they always show Israel as weak and helpless while showing palestinians to be powefull
with there "Rockets".