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    • Howard
    • 28.08.06 | 00:46 (IDT)

    Hizballah is the one that hides among civilians, not Israel. And how "brave" of Hizbollah to shoot 4000 rockets at civilians many miles away. It is a very normal tactic to soften up the enemy 1st with artillery and/or airpower & then go in with infantry. Terrorist groups would do that too if they had the equipment. But very rarely is the enemy warned (by leaflets)beforehand of bombing which Israel did. 1100 lebanese civilians killed after a month of war is not excessive, considering that the 911 bombing killed 2300 in 1 day. In fact 1100 is a very small number under these circumstances and proves Israel did try to avoid killing civilians.(Of course, even 1 civilian killed is too much, if it can be avoided. That's not always possible, and in war mistakes happen, eg friendly fire or killing ones own soldiers)

    from the article: Nasrallah: We wouldn't have snatched soldiers if we thought it would spark war
    First published 00:00 27.08.06 | Last updated 00:00 27.08.06
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