It is not the effect, it is the means - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    The means through which Israel has fought the terrorists. It should be noted that Israel's success in battling terror is just partial, there are still plenty of terrorists around. A much more decisive victory could have been achieved by nuking Gaza and the West Bank (not too big charges, that could be dangerous). Of course reasonable people might think that doing that would have been rather cruel and disproportionate. Reasonable people might also think that the terror that such a campaign might prevent pales in comparison to the terror that would be inflicted during it. Seeing as it would target civilians and terrorists alike, cause huge damages to infrastructure and civilian property and kill and maim vast numbers of innocents. Many reasonable people think that of cast lead as well.

    from the article: MI Chief: Israel's success battling terror has turned world against us
    First published 16:00 19.01.10 | Last updated 18:34 19.01.10
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