i never understood this question of israel wanting a certain type of war. as you correctly stated israel does have a far superior war machine, so why do we not use it to its fullest. if we can beat any nation in the region then surely we can beat the palestinians. let me tell you a littel secret that doesnt seem to occur to certain people, israel does not want to use all their weaponry because they would take a lot of inncocent life. thats not to say we dont take some now but can you imagine if we used everything at our disposal. and dont give me the tired arguement of the world not letting us, they dont let us defend ourselves so what do we have to lose. it is quite simple israel thinks about civillian casualties and is the most humane army. no other army in the world takes these things into account. look at all other wars in recent history for a guide.
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