Thursday, July 27, 2006

Why Israel Can't Win the War

Not the point of the article, but it is ironic that the Maronite Christians, who are far more like the early Christians than the crusading-crackpots in America, who are pushing these wars every bit as much as the NeoCons, are the ones who will suffer in Lebanon, as a result of the Israeli bombardment.

I doubt that is a problem, for the Bushites since the crackpots do not believe any one is really Christian but them.

We have all fallen into the cuckoos nest!

Why Israel Can�t Win the War:

"07/27/06 'Arab News' -- -- The world is witnessing what could be a critical turning point in the Arab-Israeli conflict. Israel is now engaged in a war that could permanently undermine the efficacy of its much-vaunted military apparatus.

Ironically, there are several reasons for believing that Israel's destruction of southern Lebanon and southern Beirut will weaken its bargaining position relative to its adversaries, and will strengthen its adversaries, hands.

First, Israel has no clearly defined tactical or strategic objective, and so the Israeli offensive fails the first test of military logic: There is no way that Israel's actions can improve its position relative to Hamas or Hezbollah, much less Syria or Iran.

The logic of power politics also implies that a no-win situation for Israel is a definite loss, because Israel is the stronger party and thus has the most to lose. In an asymmetric war, the stronger party always has the most to lose, in terms of reputation and in terms of its ability to project its will through the instruments of force.

The lack of any clearly defined objective is a major miscalculation by Israel and its American patron.

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