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disillusioned dont you think israels massivw response is what these groups want..... it gives them more recruits and ultimately more power
I think Israels plan is to kill so many of their enemies that they will have no one left to recruit...
Israeli military attacks in the Gaza Strip have killed 23 Palestinians, including several children, witnesses and medical sources say.
At least 11 militants were among the dead, but many civilians were also killed, and about 70 people were hurt.
The raids come amid Israeli efforts to release a soldier captured by Palestinian militants last month.About 140 Palestinians and one Israeli soldier have been killed since Israel launched its offensive.
Another intelligent and well informed insight. :rolleyes: I presume you are unfamiliar with the tactics of Hezbollah themselves which have maximised civilian casualties in Lebanon. The fact is Israel wishes to end this as soon as possible but for as long as Hezbollah supported by Iran has the capabilities to fire missiles deep into Israel and until the IDF troops are returned Israel must carry on.
Actually Dis, i probably know much more about this then you do. As in this case i have studied both Foreign Policy Analysis and International Relations which focused heavily on Israel and its neighbours.
Simply put, i am right, the Israelis are trying to end this by removing any and all of their enemies and potential enemies while simultaneously recapturing and capturing any and all territory they have ever had or had designs on.
I'm uninterested in what you claim to have studied. I certainly know that those who indisputably know a lot more about foreign policy and this region than you, Fellows of the Middle Eastern programme at Chatham House for example would ridicule your 'theory.'
Israel has not even launched a land invasion yet. Israel left Lebanon and Gaza long ago with no intention of going back. Anyway time will prove you wrong, Israel has no desire to hold on to territory in Gaza or Lebanon.
Meanwhile the row over the US using Britain as a fuelling stop for his Flights of Death to Israel escalates:Britain humiliated by US
Time will prove me right
Adam Boulton earlier reported it as not being about weapons being sold to Israel coming through Britain but the only problem being that the paperwork wasn't in order. Of course the liberal media are loving this pretty minor disagreement and making it out to be much more than it is. Personally I really cannot see any problem at all.
We'll see. Are you a betting man?
The US state department has dismissed as "outrageous" a suggestion by Israel that it has been authorised by the world to continue bombing Lebanon.
"The US is sparing no efforts to bring a durable and lasting end to this conflict," said spokesman Adam Ereli.
Israeli Justice Minister Haim Ramon made the suggestion after powers meeting in Rome refrained from demanding an immediate ceasefire.
Could this finally signal the beginning of the end of the free run Israel has been given to commit Crimes Against Humanity for decades completely unmolested?
We can only hope so
By having a long term goal of controlling the Middle East and ensuring there are puppet/friendly governments in every country in the area I suppose.
If the US is supporting turmoil in the area as well as a strong Israel pounding neighbouring nations into submission, you could say they're doing so with the ultimate mid or long term goal of removing all unfriendly governments and installing puppet regimes in their place. This would ensure many decades of dead cheap oil supply to American SUVs.
The idea that US foreign policy is motivated to any large degree by oil interests is a fantasy......
Tell that to the Iraqis.
How has the Iraq war helped the US oil situation?
they thought they could install a popular puppet government, they failed......
An offensive on saudi Arabia?
Thats a new one, where the hell did you get that from?
Earlier you were saying the Us intended to create turmoil in the area, now you are saying they aimed for stability but failed spectaculalry, which is it?