In this nonsensical escalation of what should have been defused from the get go the essential question is who can absorb more casualties and destruction? Remeber that Israel had savagely bombed Beirut in 1982, caused some 20,000 dead while the world said ot did nothing. Could Haifa or Tel Aviv sustain such carnage?. How about 2,000?. I bet Israel would have hard time deal with it psychologically. They cannot deal with 3 kidnapped and 10 dead soldiers.
Turkish military denies hitting civilians in airstrikes targeting PKK militants (Reuters)
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