November 03, 2006

Why Israel Will Go to War Again - Soon

From Why Israel Will Go to War Again - Soon: Hizballah has now reconstructed the fortified zone in south Lebanon from which it launched its missile bombardment of northern Israel and is replenishing its stocks of missiles there. Hamas is also creating a fortified zone in the Gaza Strip and building up its stocks of missiles. Israel is facing missile attacks on two fronts, a situation it cannot tolerate. What happened in south Lebanon earlier this year was certainly an Israeli setback, but the idea that the IDF had suddenly lost its historic superiority over its Arab enemies and that they had acquired military qualities that had hitherto eluded them was quite false. Hizballah suffered heavy losses in the fighting, perhaps as many as 1,000 killed out of its strength of up to 5,000, and it is only just now recovering.