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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 18.12.07 | 19:24 (IST)

    "We already had one Vietnam, in the First Lebanon War. We do not need a second Vietnam in Gaza." - Yoel Marcus Sorry Yoel, but you already have it. I am drawn to Dan Meridor's comments in the 3 December issue of Aviation Week about the failures of the 2nd Lebanon War. "The problem is that we attacked without setting goals or asking what the target is and without giving clear orders. We had assumed the government was rational, but we went to war without telling the forces what the should accomplish." - Dan Meridor This problem is magnified a thousand fold in Gaza. Israel has no rational goal, and cannot give clear orders. The decision to turn the occupied territories into 'Greater Israel" was never thought through, and the consequences are dire. As negotiations, or even a cease fire is rejected, then the only way to stop the rockets is to send in the troops. Time to think about what they are to accomplish, how, and if it's what is really wanted.

    from the article: A Vietnam called Gaza
    First published 00:00 18.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 17.12.07
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