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To: A Navy Vet
Why should they give a f**k about "legal implications"....

Precisely. In 2006, Israel was hopeful the Lebanese would sieze the opportunity during that conflict to rid themselves of the Syrian/Hezbollah/Iranian presence in their country. Unfortunately, that did not occur. They attempted to execute surgical strikes in known Hezbollah areas in Beruit and Southern Lebanon, while leaving the general infrastructure intact.

At the conclusion of that conflict, Israel plainly stated the next time would be different. Given the state of the Lebanese government (essentially a Hezbollah run Iranian terror arm), you can believe that's true. I sincerely doubt commanders will give a damn about "legal implications" surrounding their tactics. Gloves will be off and the people of Lebanon will regret squandering the lost opportunity of 6 years ago.

12 posted on 04/09/2012 4:29:18 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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13 posted on 04/09/2012 5:30:22 AM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: edpc

Oh yes, remember “Green Helmet Guy” from 2006?

It is clear that the IDF squandered an opportunity in Lebi due to media & UN pressure and all that. Looks like they won’t make that politician’s error a second time.

Then there were the `human wave protests’ of, was it last year? Bused in from Syria to the Israel border?

Maybe it was Sultan Knish who pointed out that there’s a cycle of warfare in ME that is driven by lack of food and a threshhold demographic of surplus unemployed womanless young Muslim males. The oligarchs, be they secular tyrants or bearded mullahs send their excess into the meat grinder against Israel or each other, and voila, problem mitigated and the ruling classes keep their wealth, power, & prostitutes. Syria is addressing their surplus problem internally. In those societies, life is truly cheap.

In any case, the IDF will be ready to oblige as necessary.


14 posted on 04/09/2012 5:47:24 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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