The Israel of old is not the Israel of today.
On a related topic, even Dr. Daniel Pipes just stated he didn't think Israel was capable of eliminating Iran's nuclear program.
Osirak was almost a quarter century ago. The Iranians learned from their mistake.
Listen Mrs, I dont know how much you know about the current palestinian "intifada", but you probably have no idea about how many attacks the IDF prevented, how many terrorists were targeted by the Israeli Air Force and the Israeli Special Forces and how many Israeli lives were saved.
Since September 2000, more than 1000 Israelis were murdered in the Palestinian terror attacks, yet about 10,000 were saved thanks to the IDF and the policy of the Israeli government, led by PM Ariel Sharon.
If you have a better and realistic suggestion on how to fight terrorism, you are welcome to send e-mail to the Knesset/ Ariel Sharon etc. Or perhaps you should just become the new Israeli Defense Minister.
To be honest, I dont think that there is any other nation in the world that had to fight so many times for its right to exist and for teh freedom of its poeple since World War-II.
the IDF is preforming operations day and night in the purpuse of maintaining the life normal in Israel through "visiting" the palestinian territories and "visiting" outside of Israel, in the Wild Middle East, every day and every hour.
So please, before you launch your oral attacks, perhaps you should join an elite IDF unit and join to their missions.
Free Republic is such an interesting forum:
On one hand, I need to confront anti-Israeli posts claiming Israel is murdering innocent palestinians, and on the other hand, I need to confront anti-Israeli posts claiming Israel is not doing enough for its security.
Thank GOD that 95% of Freepers are pro-Israel.
It seems as though Bush is saying to Israel, "If ya need a pair of brass balls, here...borrow mine."
Moreover, if israel attacks iran or syria, I see no winner in the short term, only a perpetual war for decades to come.
Hopefully America stays out of it and not send our boys and girls to fight an endless war that is not in the interest of the United States.