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To the last lebanese

Reader comment on item: Strange Logic in the Lebanon War
in response to reader comment: they haven't killed enough of us yet

Submitted by Yuval Brandstetter MD (Israel), Aug 19, 2006 at 08:58

I fear you are correct and only when the price is blood is high enough does the democracy flex it's military muscle.

I further fear that in Lebanon the situation is more complex. Syria and iran use the Lebanese to fight their wars, and are willing to keep fighting it to the last lebanese.

The only effective means to end the war, which is to deny the enemy the ground from which war is launched, appears verbotten to the West, and especially to Israel, whose very capital for the last three thousand years is a matter for disapproval by the US.

So the fury, however great is wasted upon the messenger, rather than the perpetrator. At this time America is the only power able to deal a true knock-out to the forces of Islamo-fascism, and as Iraq shows, ability is no guarantee of action.

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