reply to post by DeadFlagBlues
I'm not sure where you've been, but we noted in both Iraq and Afghanistan that these "people" hide weapons caches in homes, schools, mosques, and
This is done intentionally, relying on bleeding hearts to allow them to continue this abominable practice.
So when the other side performs military necessity and destroys these caches, or groups of hiding Hamas, then exactly who is responsible? Come on.
Who is responsible for placing them there to be destroyed?
The only reason Israel's actions would encourage others is if Israel allows humanitarian/political considerations to negate military principle. Only
if political considerations does not allow the military to use all methods, all weapons, and all tactics of war to absolutely destroy their enemy. Of
my enemies, those I killed twice, never, ever came back and posed a threat again. Not one.
You quote me, and suggest that these earlier generals only understood conventional warfare. Friend, your study of the military realm could use a bit
Aside from Thebes, Tyre, Carthage, and any number of cities/states that were put to the sword to end a problem, we did the same by putting entire
cities to the sword just a few decades ago. Dresden, Berlin, Kobe, Hiroshima, Tokyo, Nagasaki, Bremen, on and on we brought down hell on earth.
To the civilians.
Your suggestion that this is not applicable here is the precise problem as to the ongoing nature of this conflict.
This will continue until one side wipes the other out. You can do it today, or you can do it later, prolonging the misery. How long all sides wish
for the suffering to continue is anyone's guess.
Eventually, one side or the other will have a belly full.
One follows the principles of warfare, and the conflict is over in thirty days. For generations.
According to the Masters of Warfare since recorded history, you destroy your enemy conclusively, completely break their hearts and will to fight
further, and that's one group who will not cause you a problem again for decades.
Consider the highly militaristic, strongly nationalist people of Germany or Japan.
Don't see much aggression lately.