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    • gyuri
    • 26.07.06 | 11:55 (IDT)

    Granted, Hizballah/Hamas must be neutralised. However, copying the American strategy used in the initial phase of the 2nd Iraq war however, ie massive destruction of power and water supply and other key installations not directly related to Hizballah, causing inevitable collateral civilian casualties is likely turn even "neutral" Lebanese against Israel and also give anti Israeli/ anti Jewish propaganda a boost elsewhere. Lets be careful and do what must be done in dealing with the Hizballah, and integrate the image/perception component into the overall strategy because Israel must be able to count on a neutral/ positive international opinion. Keeping an undisputed moral high ground is therefore as important as military power. Arab media are a new factor to count with, and Israel has a lot of catching up to do in that area.

    from the article: Firepower versus brainpower
    First published 00:00 25.07.06 | Last updated 00:00 25.07.06
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