posted on Aug, 5 2006 @ 03:58 AM
More than a year ago, a senior Israeli army officer began giving PowerPoint presentations, on an off-the-record basis, to U.S. and other
diplomats, journalists and think tanks, setting out the plan for the current operation in revealing detail. Under the ground rules of the briefings,
the officer could not be identified.
Here is an overview of the attack plan.
(First week). Destroy Hezbollah's heavier long-range missiles, bombing its command-and-control centers, and disrupting
transportation and communication arteries.
(Second week). Shift focus to attacks on individual sites of rocket launchers or weapons stores.
(The third week). Offensive by ground forces in order to knock out targets discovered during reconnaissance missions as the campaign
There was no plan, according to this scenario, to reoccupy southern Lebanon on a long-term basis.
Unfortunately, the Israelis had not anticipated the stiff resistance put up by the Hezbollah. So in all probability, this campaign will be prolonged
and thus put Israel in a fix. With so much diplomatic and political pressure, their war aims are likely to go awry.