Michael, well written. It's a curiosity that I've noticed about Israeli's, is that some are constantly telling us that the country is decending in some way from what they remember in the past. I think the IDF are showing great courage, a courage that only two other nations on earth (and in no way with same risks) are willing to take. Another point I'd like to make is that I'm constantly hearing Barrie Adwan on the BBC bleating on that if the IRA bombed a town in Britain, Britain wouldn't then bomb Dublin. Well, the IRA weren't backed, inscentivised and armed by a regime with the stated aim of wiping the coutry off the map.
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from the article: Firepower versus brainpower