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Israel's Unnessary war?

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Submitted by Maurice Picow (Israel), Jul 19, 2006 at 03:40

While I usually agree with most of is written on your articles, Daniel, I don't fully agree with what you wrote on this one. The war is not just to free these three guys. It is being fought to beat the cr**p out of both the Palestinians and Hezbollah, so they will have a very hard time to regroup and carry on. While the elimenaiton of people like Nasrallah won't destroy this organization, it will at least set it back for awhile. He considers himself ordained to lead his people and set up an Islamic Caliphate in the entire region. He has a messianic hold on many, and either killing him or neutralizing him will have great effect.

The Israeli government knows that the chances of getting back the two soldiers kidnapped in Lebanon are very slim, but this time a new approach over failed negotiations is being tried. - the Russian plowing under tactic that sometimes actually works.

I do feel pity for most of the Lebanese not involved with Hezbollah as many are simply afraid to do anything about kicking them out of Lebanon. They suceeded in getting the Syrian Army to leave though, and maybe rallying in the streets will work towards the Hezbollah too. They (the Lebanese) have to finally decide who their real enemy is.

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