No reason to doubt IDF success, except for the last 25 years - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • George W
    • 02.08.06 | 02:13 (IDT)

    "Can IDF ground forces, given air support by the IAF, gain control of much of southern Lebanon? Considering the IDF's superiority in numbers and equipment over the few thousand Hezbollah fighters there, this should not be in doubt." Well said, Mr. Arens! The IDF floundered around in southern Lebanon for 18 years and was unable to accomplish anything other than killing a lot of innocent people in Qana and elsewhere. The IDF totally failed to control southern Lebanon. So obviously, if the IDF does the exact same thing again (including a new Qana massacre) everything will work perfectly! There's nothing to doubt! Next, Mr. Arens is going to buy some fabulous oceanfront property in Kansas and make a killing. Someone please tell me that Israel is actually run by smart people behind the scenes and clowns like this are just hired actors.

    from the article: Gallipoli and the Lebanese quagmire
    First published 00:00 01.08.06 | Last updated 00:00 01.08.06
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