Israel can't have it both ways - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • mike
    • 31.07.06 | 00:41 (IDT)

    Israel can't, at once, claim to be both a military sharp-shooter and also humanely concerned about civilian casualties. From the outset of the current sequence of events, it was its "targeted attacks" in Gaza that ended up with the 24 civilians -- "Oops, sorry" -- killed and its civilian infrastructure battered: this that prompted Hamas to break its cease fire. Likewise, the massive retailiation in Lebanon that -- "Oops, sorry" -- left U.N. workers dead and injured culminating in today's tragic slaughter of over 50 civilians, mostly children. All this leaves the IDF/IAF's reputation and moral credibility in shreds. To boot, Israel has shown it can't protect its own soldiers (from kidnapping)nor so far, its own cities and towns. And all this has taken its U.S. banker and arms supplier down with it. Or, is it the other way around? That Israel has put its faith in Bush whose renowned accomplishments include bankrupting his oil company and mortifying Iraq. Some friends

    from the article: ANALYSIS: Israel failing to give U.S. the military cards it needs
    First published 00:00 30.07.06 | Last updated 00:00 30.07.06
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