The yehudis are clearly trying to intimidate the euros out of lebanon, or at least to set up the intimidation so that the euros won't do anything if
the yehudis need to raid lebanon again.
This is an odd situation. On the one hand, the euros aren't going to fire on or shoot down teh yehudi jets (unless, of course, they are targeting the
euro ships and shooting to kill, as opposed to shooting around them just to intimidate, neither is acceptable).
So in a certain sense, its a good choice for the yehudis. They know that hezbollah is reorganizing in lebanon, and they know that the UN troops
aren't going to do anything to stop it. There's no real risk of war between israel and the UN, so they don't have much to loose, except in terms of
public perception, and most people seem to hate them now anyway.
Anyway, I'm not trying to defend these actions, but that seems to be the only reasonable rationale, that they are setting the stage for any possible
future incursions into lebanon.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
They should shot down any Israëli plane that crosses the border. If they are not happy, they should go to war with the UNIFIL
You do realize that that war would be even quicker than the Israel-Lebanon War no? The yehudis would mop the floor with them, and the euros,
especially the french and germans, clearly aren't interested in overseas deployments.
Ignoring all other parties and letting the two go toe to toe and you would very well see what happens when a tiny ME nation goes up against the 4th
Largest economy in the world.
The germans wouldn't stand a chance. They'd be knocked out of the med if they came by sea or destroyed inside lebanon as they enter it from the
north. And if things got real hectic, Berlin'd get nuked.
Germany still hasn't grown it's balls back yet after WW2
And lets hope they don't. Look at what they did in ww2, they'll do it again.
I notice the IAF won't do this to French or British warships. they know we don't have historical hang ups and would more than likely shoot
back and hard.
So shoot at them. If they're all there as UNIFIL, then an attack on one is an attack on all.
BUt, of course, UNIFIL is a joke, as are any UN actions in the region.
What does he mean?
He seems to be saying that he is going to ignore the french requests.
In a naval confrontation (the only kind likely), the Israelis would be in a very poor position against the Germans, who have a much larger and more
I doubt that they'd hesitate to use tactical nukes on an invasion fleet.
But i really hope the french put Isreal in there place.
I don't understand why people are even considering that the french woudl do anything here. No euros are going to attack the yehudis without an
actual attack occuring, and certainly, if people are pinning their hopes on the military power of the french, well, then hope is all they've got.
[edit on 26-10-2006 by Nygdan]