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    • Natallie Durson
    • 05.06.07 | 12:07 (IDT)

    Israels next war will not be fought with tanks and infantry and jet planes and helicopters. It will be fought with massive numbers of modern, accurate guided missles, many carrying non-conventional warheads. Even one of these missles carrying a conventional high explosive warhead can do more damage than the total done by every Qassam ever launched. The targets are particularly vulnerable to this type of attack. Dimona, BG airport, Tel Aviv, the ports, military facilities, etc. Perhaps there are some Israelis that think that this war can be won, and so they eagerly seek it. It cannot be won by either side, it can only result in varying degrees of defeat. In a war of attrition, Israel cannot defeat the Arabs. There are far more of them and they surround Israel. Lebanon 2 was a wake up call, not for Israel but for the Arab nations. They know that Israel can be defeated as it was by tiny, low tech, Hizbollah. After all these years, this is why Egypt is talking to Iran.

    from the article: What was forgotten that morning
    First published 00:00 05.06.07 | Last updated 00:00 05.06.07
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