israel went out of its way not to fight hizballah.that was when the hizb called israel a paper tiger. again israeli commanders are terrified of parents of soldiers.mothers frequently camp outside army bases until they are listened to. israel would never never pursue a needless war.never.so your talk about syria needing to protect its flank is plain ignorance.
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