'This indirect strategy employed by terror organizations facing a state that restricts itself to a direct strategy requires a new form of thinking that is suited to the times and the circumstances.' The author actually manages to imply -- even to take for granted -- that Israel is such a state. Deir Yassin? Kfar Kassem? Chantilla and Sabra? Gaza? Lebanon? The major leader of modern Israel -- Ariel Sharon -- cut his teeth on 'reprisal raids' into Jordan that explicitly targeted civilians. WHEN has Israel 'restricted itself to a direct strategy?' It openly -- avowedly -- does not. The whole enterprise was only rendered possible by the calculated use of terror to drive out the Palestinian population in 1947-48 -- and the process has continued unabated ever since. Israel does not 'restrict itself to a direct strategy.' Never has.
from the article: Leaving the home front out of range