Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Surprise! It's a war!

Good Lord.
A senior Hezbollah official said yesterday that the guerrilla group did not expect Israel to react with an all-out offensive when it captured two Israeli soldiers.
And then...
After weeks of aerial bombardment and artillery fire, Israel's army finds itself in a bruising ground war just across its border against an opponent employing the classic tactics of guerrilla warfare. And so far, say soldiers, commanders and military analysts, Hezbollah has proved a more formidable force by orders of magnitude than the armed Palestinian groups in the territories.

[snip]

"When it comes to this kind of urban warfare, it has been like this throughout history," said Brig. Gen. Ido Nehushtan, a member of Israel's general staff. "It is the most difficult kind of warfare ever."

"Are we surprised?" Nehushtan continued. "Well, I wouldn't say that. But they are certainly fighting."
Honestly, unlike the neocons who think that the answer to war is more war, I don't have an easy answer for what's going on in the Middle East right now. But A) I'm wondering if there's anyone left who actually realizes that actions have consequences and; B) we can now quit listening forever to Max Boot, who wrote "Democratic developments in Iraq may send out ripples across the Middle East that will topple other despotic regimes." Sure, his next sentence was "Or not," but he seemed certain that we could just "help the process along."

8 Comments:

Blogger Jeff Huber said...

Yes, time to give Max the boot.
And a whole lot of other neocons besides.

8:46 AM  
Blogger Rocky Smith said...

It appears that we are going to stay out of Israel's way and let them kill off as many Hezbollah terrorists as they can over the next couple of weeks. I wish them great success in their efforts.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Nitpicker said...

...and civilians and UN observers...

1:44 PM  
Blogger MTI said...

Civilians with missiles in their homes and UN outposts being used as cover.

Get a clue lady.

As you say "This is war!"

http://matwellworld.blogspot.com/

But since you are a gutless lib
you will not post this.....only libs use "Comment moderation".

Prove me wrong.

7:05 AM  
Blogger Rocky Smith said...

Yea- they want to kill innocent civilians and UN observers. I guess that's why they paper the area with warnings a day before they bomb the crap out of an area. Bastards!

10:21 AM  
Blogger Nitpicker said...

Well, Rocky, as always, you guys can't tell the difference between what you want to be happening and what is.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Nitpicker said...

Hey, MTI,

YOu can ask Rocky Smith above...I've never deleted a post of his. Truth is I use comment moderations because I can't figure out how to keep spam out of my comments. Too many penis enlargement ads were showing up and I thought to myself, "Hmmm...I don't want to attract that many Googling Republicans. I'd hate it if that guy who's so stupid he thinks global warming is a scam to help 'whacko environmentalists make a huge fortune' ever came around looking for a way to finally please a woman." Guess that didn't work out too well, huh? You came anyway.

Though, as always, you came alone.

For the record, it wasn't because I don't want you to be happy, my little friend. I simply don't want you to breed.

But, remember Nitpicker readers, like MTI says on his site, e-mail him "if you need a writer-talk radio host." Just make sure that you put him on right after Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity so he can just repeat what they say as he does on his blog.

Good night, Gracie.

3:37 PM  
Blogger Rocky Smith said...

I don't get the penis enlargement stuff at my place. They only send those out to potential customers, so they look for those who obviously need it. I bet you get a lot of Viagara E-mails too. Just poking a little fun.

As to mti- your comments won't get axed here. Terry is wrong about a lot of things, but he is fair.

And Terry- The Israelis are going the extra mile to warn people in the areas they are going to hit. If you deny that, you are lying, sir.

1:04 PM  

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