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Posted by Anonymoose 2006-03-19 20:35||
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#1 It won't last long. The IDF is ready now, unlike 1974.
Posted by Darrell 2006-03-19 21:35||
#7 The point Ms Skolau, Israel cannot afford the international flack.
p.s. Remember who led the baying pack the last time IDF counterbattery fire blown up 3 Katusha launchers and (approx) 150 Leb civilians?
Posted by gromgoru 2006-03-19 21:41||
#8 You don't kidnap people with "missiles and artillery".
No, but you try to make big gaps in the defenses so you can get through and kidnap people.
Posted by Pappy 2006-03-19 21:41||
#9 #7 gromgoru - then I'd suggest the "civilians" and the collaborators UN get out.
Do the Darwin awards have a passive division?
Also, with the worldwide real-time satellite communications we have today, Israel should plan for this and have cameras trained on the populated areas where they know the firing will come from, to show the world in real time who's responsible for any deaths.
Better yet, figure out where the shelling will hit in Israel, evacuate the Israelis from the area, and take some reporters there instead as soon as any shelling starts. (Make sure they don't have their own transportation.) Then ask those reporters whether the Israelis should shoot back in order to stop the shelling, or if the reporters think their own lives are less important the the lives of the people cheering the shelling on from Hizzy-land.
And do it on camera.
(Yeah, I know it won't happen, but it would be great theater - and richly deserved payback.)
#10 Inside UN posts sounds like a feature, not a defect. Grom, the UN et. al. will condemn Israel regardless of what they do. Sharon realized this. I hope the new leadership does too. Most of the reasonable (read non-moonbat) people realize who Hezbollah is. The moonbats will never admit who Hezbollah is.
#11 Grom, wherever Hisbollah is, fire. The fault is their by taking shelter among civilians vs. fighting like men, in the open and in uniforms. My thought still stands: Line ujp the arty and shoot. Shoot until they cry uncle. Shoot until they plead to allen to stop the Jooos. Shoot until they realize it is NOT a good idea.
Posted by Brett 2006-03-19 23:08||
#12 That is what the Geneva Convention is for - to protect civilians. This is specifically why illegal combatants (i.e. those who hide among the civilians and are not clearly identifiable as combatants) are ***NOT*** given any protections under the GC.
This is also why we must not give illegal combatants GC protections. We should make it very clear that illegal combatants will not be given GC protections and may be shot in the field and then follow through with summary executions.
Do you think Hizballah follows the GC conventions? does Hamas?
Posted by CrazyFool 2006-03-20 00:03||