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A Must Read On The Israel - Hezbollah Conflict

For a perspective much different than the one most news organizations have reported, read Dan Gordon's piece at The American Thinker.

Contrary to what is now the accepted wisdom in the media, Hezb'allah in its recent offensive against Israel neither "badly bloodied the Israel Defense Force," nor "fought it to a standstill" in Southern Lebanon. In fact, the opposite is the case. By any legitimate measure Hezb'allah was handed a resounding military defeat by the IDF in the recent fighting, and while the cancer that is Hezb'allah was not cured by Israel's soldiers, it was put into remission.
He also takes a look at what is at stake.
The soldiers of the IDF bought their country's and the International Community's political leadership a chance to keep the Iranian/Hezb'allah cancer in remission. If that opportunity is squandered, no future Israeli political leadership will dare to limit its war aims again to simply creating conditions on the ground that will enable the International Community not just to protect Israel's legitimate rights and interests but their own. When one is faced with an apocalyptic fascist enemy which not only employs a terrorist foreign legion to do its bidding, but seeks to acquire nuclear weapons which it clearly announces will be part of its strategy to wipe you and your country, your family and all your loved ones off the face of the earth, there is no proportional response.

If this indeed was the equivalent of the Spanish Civil War, then the world must know that what followed was one last chance before the abyss. For the Jewish people and the State of Israel, that abyss contains the very Holocaust which Ahmadinijad both denies and vows to complete. We will not accommodate the International Community by acquiescing to our own destruction.

This situation, however, is not just Israel's problem. We are but the Little Satan. America and the West to the Islamofascists are the great Satan. It would be a simple matter indeed for Iran, in flexing its muscles against America, to dispatch Hezb'allah terrorists to Northern Mexico. There, equipped with little more than the very same rockets used to target Haifa, Hezb'allah could target Los Angeles. Now picture that scenario with even a modest nuclear payload. It would no longer be a question of how we stop terrorists from getting into the United States. With the same rocketry they used against Israeli citizens, Iran's terrorist army would only need to get into Northern Mexico in order to hit America's second largest city with a nuclear device. What then would America do? Invade Mexico?

Read the entire column. Gordon also addresses how the press was manipulated by Hezbollah, Israel's military goals which were achieved, and much more.

Comments (5)

The next question that foll... (Below threshold)
Lorie Byrd:

The next question that follows, I guess, is if those terrorists came here (or were already here) and fired those missiles from here across the border to Mexico, would Mexico then be justified in attacking us? If the country is not aware that the terrorists are there, I don't think the country should be attacked. There should be some serious consequences though.

Wake up and clean the sand ... (Below threshold)

Wake up and clean the sand from your eyes, they new that Hezbollah was there, they have seats in the parliment. If they fired missles at Mexico we would be on them like flys on honey.

Yeah sure, but this is a po... (Below threshold)

Yeah sure, but this is a political victory for Hezbollah. The Vietnamese didn't win a single damn battle against the U.S., but their political victories won them a war.

Israel erred by not going after the sponsors of Hezbollah, Iran and Syria. This idea that Hezbollah would be defeated in a limited war is preposterous. Israel couldn't do that in a 20-year occupation of Lebanon before.

And I do believe that Israel tried to bring Syria and Iran into the conflict, with a lot of rhetoric including propaganda posted by Kim on this site. But ultimately and unfortunately, they seem to have failed. All in all, this war didn't make Israel safer or the U.S. safer, and it only made Hezbollah stronger in the long-run.

Wake up and rub the sand ou... (Below threshold)

Wake up and rub the sand out of your eyes....
We are being invaded from Mexico now and we aren't launching an invasion, why would a few missles make a difference.

I notice that Israel was... (Below threshold)
David Starr:

I notice that Israel was able to do a heliborne raid into the Bekaa valley without provoking a shower of Hezb'Allah rockets onto northern Israel. This might mean that the Lebanese are tired of bombardment and insisted that Hezb'Allah hold its fire.

David Starr






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