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Israel's Hedging

Reader comment on item: Israel's Unnecessary War in Lebanon

Submitted by Stephen Macht (United States), Jul 18, 2006 at 15:13

1. Why has Israel not been able to find, target and eliminate Hezbollah missiles?

2. Why has Israel not begun a ground campaign to eradicate the Hezbollah threat -- as it promised to do?

3. Is Israel having second thoughts because Hezbollah, Iranian and Syrian weaponry is much more threatening than originally planned for?

4. Is Israel backing off because it knows that it has no strategic back-up including, sadly, America - because America is bogged down in Iraq and Afghanistan - and no European powers will risk alienating their own Muslim population?

5. Has Israel precipitously gone into action, found lethal surprises and now stepping back? If so, has the West decided to make due and fight another day?

S. Macht


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