A more crucial question Ben Gurion - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 28.07.06 | 20:48 (IDT)

    The crucial question I see going unasked is "what does Israel get out of this?" Once Lebanon is destroyed, and tens of thousands of young Lebanese men rally to Hizbolla, what will Israel have gained? Having in just two weeks turned world opinion around from blaming Hizbollah to hating Israel, what has Israel gained? Having bombed the UN and Red Cross what has Israel gained? A collection of rocket parts and a growing list of dead Israelis? Israel should poop or get off the pot. Wrap the war up fast with a major offensive to seize Lebanon south of the Litani and hold it, or fooling around. "There is no instance of a nation profiting from protracted warfare." - Sun Tzu

    from the article: Analysis / The alternative to Hezbollah may be occupation
    First published 00:00 28.07.06 | Last updated 00:00 28.07.06
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