Cipora wants everybody to be scared of her, so she brags and throws around threats like 'total war.' From a country that could not keep a few hundred ragtag Hizbollahniks in Lebanon from flipping their Merkava tanks like tiddly-winks. And got completely bogged down fighting M-16's with tanks and missiles in Gaza. Israel is weak militarily, and getting weaker. There are reasons for this that are not the Israeli military's fault. The truth is that new technologies in the hands of the militants shift the balance of power against large established armies. That's the reason for Cipora's saber rattling. She wants to keep nosy people from pulling the curtain on her fakery.
Preliminary report: Palestinian stabs man near Damascus Gate, Jerusalem (Haaretz)
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