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    • CHris Travers
    • 04.08.06 | 08:31 (IDT)

    First, Israel cannot win this war, any more than my country can win in Iraq or could in Vietnam. The issue is that war is about politics and Hizbullah are politicians who also carry out some terrorist attacks and millitary operations on the side. Every Lebanese child killed works to Hizbullah's advantage. So the more force that is sent in, the stronger Hizbullah becomes. More troops won't solve the problem. I don't like Hizbullah's platform or their tactics, but if you have to keep track of who is winning, they are. The actual problem is far more complicated than many may be willing to admit. Israel has lost the opportunity to get the International Community to disarm this group and now they are going to have to learn to live with them. The only way this will happen is with a viable peace plan. If Israel were to be overrun in time, it would be a tragedy-- Israel is not just for the Jews anymore-- the Druze Arabs now share the same legal rights and responsibilities as Jews.

    from the article: ANALYSIS: IAF chiefs admit air power can't subdue rocket fire
    First published 00:00 04.08.06 | Last updated 00:00 04.08.06
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