Choice or no choice. What Did Israel Achieve? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Yaakov Sullivan
    • 30.01.07 | 15:29 (IST)

    Bravado? Machismo? What was achieve by this Israeli invasion into Lebanon? What was achieved strategically? Tactically? Did it get the kidnapped soldiers released? Did it remove Hizbollah as a political force in Lebanon? Did it engender more sympathy among non-shi'ite Lebanese for Israel? It did nothing but wreck vengence upon a contry and its civilian population and this was Israel's intent. It was a way of saying:"you harbour them, then we will destroy you for doing so." That's what this is about and all it has done was further destabilise Lebanon and isolate Israel.

    from the article: Was it a war of choice?
    First published 00:00 30.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 30.01.07
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