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Israel Has a War to Win

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Submitted by Fazal Curmally (Pakistan), Jul 20, 2006 at 23:54

Having gone through the above captioned article, I noted you indicate that Israel is tired of fighting. They haven't been fighting yet. They've been shooting fish in a barrel and that is not fighting because Israel has an enormous superiority in terms of armament so it's not been fighting as yet.

The missiles that the Hizbollah have are a partial equalizer and weapons of attrition that can be equated with the Israeli air force in as much as they have a capacity to inflict damages at a distance on civilian centers. Other than than that, I do not believe the Hizbollah have much weaponry that could enable them to launch a ground offensive like Israel can. I believe Israel will begin to fight when they cross over into Lebanon and meet the Hizbollah face to face. Then perhaps they'll begin to fight even if it means fighting for a short time. Today the nature of the war Israel is fighting is a war of attrition and not a war in which they have gone on the offensive. That would be the war to watch.

The net result may not be one that the Israeli's may want because they will stand weakened on the ground. The Hizbollah can't afford to lose. They are fighting for their existence. This maybe difficult for the oafish President of America to understand because he referrred to the Hizbollah as garbage and wanted Israel to clean it.

We will all live to see the result that is now 10 days in the making.

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