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    • nehad ismail
    • 01.08.06 | 10:04 (IDT)

    Of course Ehud Olmert cannot stop now. He desperately needs a victory, an achievement of some kind at any cost. Stopping now would give Hezbollah a victory on a plate. The Israeli army was accustomed to swift decisive victories. This time, it is not working and it is unlikey to lead to the destruction of Hezbollah. Israeli strategists decided instead to destroy the civilian infrastructure of Lebanon and destroyed installations which have nothing to do with Hezbollah. You could be forgiven if you think that the Israeli Generals shot themselves in the foot. What was the point of targeting TV stations that are opposed to Hezbollah such as LBC, Future and New TV. Ehud Olmert and his advisers have lost their marbles.

    from the article: ANALYSIS: Giving the war an image of victory, not a draw
    First published 00:00 01.08.06 | Last updated 00:00 01.08.06
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