Howdy All; Haaretz' 1000-character restriction is a pain-in-the-ass. Alex the Great continued as follows: "After we have brought Egypt into subjection, no anxiety about Greece and our own land will any longer rermain, and we shall be able to undertake the expedition to Babylon with safety in regard to affairs at home, and at the same time with greater reputation, in consequence of having appropriated to ourselves all the maritime provinces of the Persians and all the land this side of the Euphrates." After Alex conquered Tyre after an 8 month siege, he encountered no further resistence in the eastern Mediterranian areas. Israel should do the same to Bint Jbail. It will cost Israeli casualties, but any other course would cause even more later on.
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from the article: Wounded troops describe Bint Jbail battle as 'hell on earth'