Aljazeera.Net – Watching American TV in Beirut

Aljazeera.Net – Watching American TV in Beirut

The author writes “There is no indication of which side is doing the lion’s share of the killing, perpetuating a false sense of balance on the battlefield. “

Once again, they treat this conflict like a game. Balance. We kill one of yours, you can kill one of ours. It is not a game. Israel is fighting a limited war, with the goal of either winning, or degrading their opponent significantly. In a war, you don’t play tit for tat. You destroy your opponent’s ability and/or will to fight. Hezbollah and their supporters want to play the role of suffering innocents, their roads bombed, their airports destroyed, their houses flattened, their women and children dead. Well, if Hezbollah and their supporters don’t want their roads and airports bombed, they shouldn’t use them to transport weapons or combatants. If they want their houses, they shouldn’t hide missles in them. And if they want their women and children, they shouldn’t hide beneath their skirts and behind their toys.

As for claims that Israel is intentionally targeting civilians, were that true, there would be thousands and thousands dead, not hundreds. Unlike Hezbollah’s “Hail Mary” missles, Israel would be quite effective at killing innocent women and children if those were their actual targets.

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