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    • Richard Pearce
    • 22.10.09 | 08:48 (IST)

    The answer to who won and who lost Cast Lead depends on your definitions. If for you winning is killing more than you loose, Israel won hands down. If you say winning is achieving your stated goals, well, last month there was an ad running on this site using the number of rockets since Cast Lead to drum up support for Sderot, which would imply you lost. If you say winning is gaining more territory, well, wait and see what the results are in the announced Palestinian election. If you say winning is coming out of it in a better position than when you went in, three words: Goldstone, Turkey, Boycott And, most people define war as more than a single operation. Until there is peace, most people will see the war as continuing. (Oh, and if you'd asked them in July 1976, the South African security forces would have said they 'won' at Soweto)

    from the article: Senior Shin Bet official: Hamas completely lost Gaza war
    First published 02:00 21.10.09 | Last updated 04:55 21.10.09
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