"The goal, I suspect, is political. To allow the IDF to appear to be doing something. Cannon fire, big explosions, see, hear, we are retaliating." - Mark L. This is a mistake, Mark. The cannon spiel can go on for a while, but since it is not effective against Qassams, these keep coming. Israeli citizens can hear and read about explosions in Gaza, but then they actually get hit in Sderot and Yad Mordechai and others. Already everybody knows the emperor is naked. So far, the cannon fire policy was an emotional response. But soon, a policy will have to be born. We will see how much pain is involved in generating one. "This day is a day of distress, of rebuke, and of disgrace; children have come to the point of birth, and there is no strength to bring them forth." (II Kings 19:3)
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