Those who see this just as a degradation of the Israeli Army got it 100% wrong. Friends of Israel I am of the millions who wish a long lasting peace in the Mid East for all people living there indiscriminately. But this to me is a simply the beginning of quite a new era in which the "Sole Option of Massive use of force" is nor longer reliable as an exclusive guarantee for Israel's security and perennity. The old saying "who he rules by fire perishes by fire" is an everlasting wisdom. What would happen to your country the next day a foreign power is able to inflict you the destruction of the magnitude (or even of even greater) that you caused to the Lebanese People and Infrastructure? And if the options at your side remain the same, sooner or later that day is going to come. You cannot keeping counting on the "unreactiveness" of the corrupted Arab regimes presently in power throughout the middle east. New generations are coming up and everything make it likely that won't be as much..
U.S. says working on initiative to de-escalate Syria fighting, with focus on Aleppo (Reuters)
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