Friday, July 28, 2006

Swearing to success

An awesome animated description of the situation. BTW, I found this link on the site of the lebanese bloggers.

The cartoon ignores the top strategic issue for Israel, though. The Arab countries around Israel have never dared fire rockets at Israeli civilians. Israel cannot allow such a precedent, where a country fires rockets at Israeli civilians, and comes out clean. Israel's leaders decided to send a clear message to all our surrounding Arab countries: "if you ever repeat this action - you will pay a heavy price."

Regrettably, the Lebanese population is now paying a heavy price for allowing Hizballa to threaten Israel in this way. Israel too, will pay a price for restoring chaos to Lebanon. But the widespread opinion in Israel is that this price is lower than the alternative: the price Israel would have paid were such a message not sent.

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