Israel to Hizbullah: Next Time We Fight to Win

P. David Hornik is a freelance writer and translator living in Beersheva and author of the book Choosing Life in Israel. 


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This week AFP published an important report that shouldn’t slip under the radar.

It quotes a “senior military official in Israel’s northern command” saying that, while Hizbullah may not want another war with Israel, Iran would order it to attack Israel in case of an Israeli strike on Iran. In that case, says the official, the Israel-Hizbullah clash would go “much faster” than the 2006Second Lebanon War.

That conflict, which lasted 34 days, ended with Hizbullah somewhat shaken by the prowess shown by Israel’s air force, mainly in the war’s opening days when it took out Hizbullah’s long-range rocket launchers in Beirut.

But it also ended with Hizbullah still essentially in control of southern Lebanon. Since then—despite halfhearted efforts by a beefed-up UNIFIL—Hizbullah has only tightened its grip not only over the south but over Lebanon as a whole.

And most problematically, it has kept importing Iranian rockets, missiles, and other weaponry via Syria, and now—UNIFIL or no UNIFIL—has over 50,000 rockets and missiles that, as Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah boasts, can hit any part of Israel.

Those considerations—the inconclusive results of the 2006 war and the power Hizbullah has amassed since that time—are undoubtedly what leads the senior military official to tell AFP that another conflict would be “much shorter, much faster…. The most important mission today is to win decisively in any kind of war in Lebanon. If you win, you win—everybody sees it.”

The official then cites what he says will be Israel’s “biggest challenge,” namely:

Hezbollah’s positioning of weapons in the heart of civilian areas in around 100 Lebanese towns and villages along the border.

“In the villages there are three-story houses: on one floor there are rockets, then there is a family on the next floor, then a (military) headquarters then another family. The people that live there are human shields….

“Every Shiite village has become such a compound. The great challenge will be to deal with all these compounds.”

Indeed, last year Israel released declassified maps to the Washington Post showing part of Hizbullah’s network of military facilities in southernLebanon. It was a way of signaling that Israel knows where these are and is capable of hitting them if necessary.

But apart from the operational aspect, what Hizbullah means to confront Israel with—by ensconcing itself in the homes of families, thereby dissolving any distinction between fighters and civilians, gun-toting warriors and mothers and babies—is a “moral” challenge.

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  • Jakareh

    Civilians who store missiles in their houses are not civilians. The only real victims would be the young children who live in those houses, but their parents, Hezbollah, and ultimately Islam, would bear moral responsibility for their deaths.

    • Larry

      Not only do Hezbollah bear moral responsibility, under international law they bear legal responsibility. If a civilian chooses to become a human shield they immediately and automatically become an illegal combatant and a legitimate target.
      If an organization decides to use civilians as a shield for their military operations they are guilty of a war crime for doing so.
      The other party, in either situation, cannot be held guilty in either situation if the civilians are killed, they can only be guilty of a war crime if they deliberately target civilians who are not involved in those sort of actions.

      Thus Hezbollah and Hamas are guilty of war crimes for using human shields and deliberately targeting civilians, and those idiots who put themselves voluntarily between Hezbollah and Hamas and Israeli guns have only themselves to blame for their deaths.

      Hopefully this time Israel will go all the way, and not let themselves be stopped by useful idiots in the West. And when they are done they should turn bulldozers loose on Temple Mount and then rebuild the Temple to show that they mean to stay and defend themselves.

    • kong.ming

      Blowing people up is too high profile today.

      I would combine night raids with EATR technology and just disappear people.

    • rachaelamb

      What I find so ironic is that when the Jewish children are murdered by terrorists,the Arabs and their apologists always blame Israeli parents for taking their children to live on called occupied land. Yet they refuse to take any responsibility for their depraved acts even when they brutally kill babies with their bare hands such as in the Fogel murders,but never cease to whine [sorry if that sounds insensitive]when Arab kids are killed when their parents allow terrorists to use their homes to store missiles, which are aimed at Israeli civilians. How any people with a shred of decency can support these people over Israel is just unbelievable to me.

      • Donald L.

        There is no such territory that is occupied by the Jews that doesn't legally belong to them period! The British gave 80% of their mandated land called Palesitne to the Arabs. It was the U.N. that partitioned the land; just as their is a rejectionist Arab policy their was and still is a strong Jews rejectionist population that said the Jews should have never accepted partition in the first place! After the British gave the Hashemites (who were kicked out of Arabia by the Saudis) 80% of Palestine, there was a large contingent of Jews that refused the insulting U.N. partition, giving them just 10% of the pie–I'm one of them! Just because a bunch of Jews after WW 2 refused to speak up to a world that just massacred two thirds of the entire European population and immediately accepted anything that does not make it legal nor moral! The so-called occupied land only has one people's ancient archeological history and that's the Jewish people! The Arabs have 99.99% of the land mass of the middle eastern countries, so who is truly greedy party–the Jews or the Arabs!

  • Alvaro

    Hamas could not care less about civilian casualties, and the practice of using human shields shows that the leaders are morally bankrupt.

    They are probably only following the words of their "Prophet", who did not care about civilian casualties either. http://wikiislam.net/wiki/Why_Terrorism_is_Allowe

    Israel badly needs a PR campaign, focusing on the enemy's war crimes. Hamas is winning the propaganda war. Why not do like Cuba and the Soviet union: Invite some of the more friendly foreign journalists, flatter them, make them feel important, let them meet the generals, etc., and they will write nice things.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Additionally a man with an AK47, RPG's, missiles, wearing civilian clothing is NOT A CIVILIAN.

    Though islamofascists and their useful idiots in the MSM will claim them as poor defenseless "civilians".

  • truebearing

    In the old west they used to say: "You ride with them, you hang with them." If muslims are complicit in the cowardly hiding among so-called civilians, they deserve what they get.

    The evil situation Iran is forcing Israel into is: die, or kill innocent people defending yourself. It doesn't get more psychpathic than that, and the International Left is tacitly supporting this genocidal madness. They deserve the worst too.

    • http://Thereligionofpeace.org Sue

      Muslims think life is cheap. They produce like rabbits and their women willingly give up their children’s lives for jihad.

  • Ain't No Dhimmi

    As Rodney Dangerfield once said,

    "Now I know why tigers eat their young."

  • RoguePatriot6

    "…thereby dissolving any distinction between fighters and civilians, gun-toting warriors and mothers and babies—is a “moral” challenge."

    I've have seen this many times in countries like Lebanon, Iraq and Iran. It would seem to me that the "moral challenge" was Hizbullah's and they failed. They are the ones that put those families to include children, in danger, NOT ISRAEL and if this comes to blows the U.N. along with the American public need to realize that.

    However, of course, in light of what most on this site know about the American press, it won't be portrayed that way.

    "But the problem is that Hizbullah knows all too well what it is doing, and that when it comes to the blame game, all the precedent will be on its side."

    In countries where Islam is the rule book of the game and hatred of Jews is in the school curriculum this statement is 100% accurate. Israel will be the culprit regardless in the eyes of those who were taught to hate Jews since the beginning of grade school.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      RP6, the "UN" will not realize anything as long as the UN has been hijacked by the same evil cult that hijacked 4 planes on 9/11.

  • RoguePatriot6

    So you know what? If I were Israel I'd put aside all inhibitions about shooting through human shields, and bomb these goons back to the stone age, since they will be the object of blame regardless of the facts. What's sad is that, America, the country that should have it's back and the lib/prog masses, will join in too thanks to the liberal useless press and this pathetic abortion for an administration.

  • Looking4Sanity

    Reporter to soldier: "How can you shoot women and children?!?"

    Soldier: "It's easy. You just don't lead them as much."

    The U.S. did it in Vietnam, and justifiably so. Israel should have no problem with it either. A 10 year old with a gun or a bomb is just as deadly a threat as an adult male.

    • Stephen_Brady

      I love "Full Metal Jacket", both the movie and the rounds …

      • Looking4Sanity

        Yeah. R. Lee Ermey is a hoot. I love that guy.

        • Stephen_Brady

          The opening scene in which Ermey comes into the barracks and starts going after everyone is great. They actually filmed about 3 hours of him screaming at the recruits, and when they stopped him, he still wasn't done!

          I had the honor of shooting against him, informally, at a range in Arizona. Since I had just come there to meet him, I didn't have a weapon with me, so I used his. I outshot him! Then, he looked at me with that hard look and said, "Airborne sh**". Then, everyone laughed.

    • intrcptr2

      Anyone who runs is a terrorist, anyone who doesn't is a well-disciplined terrorist…

      sorry for that, Stanley.

  • Shalom Freedman

    If there are so many missile- launching sites how can Israel expect to end the war quickly? I hope there is a kind of strategy for doing so which I do not understand. I also hope the Syrian situation will eventually degrade Hizbollah's capacity. My sense is though that if Hizbollah tries again against Israel they will lose whatever resources they have.

    • guest

      That's easy enough. Just obliterate them all.

  • marios

    Muslim's "martyr"s mothers are paid for their sons "herousm" to blow up Jews kids with themselves. Muslim's "martyr"s mothers celebrate their sons death as Allah's reward.
    Why Muslims are considered a human being? they are much worse than wild beasts.

    • nemomil

      Another Hate Site for brainless bigots; too many of these abattoirs for cretins

      • Galveston

        according to leftist morons, a bigot or fascist is anyone winning the argument!

  • guest

    If you allow terrorists to get away with using civilians as human shields, you actually reward them for doing that, and encourage to make even more use of that tactic in future.

    • Ed Frias

      Yes, but Islam calls for the sacrifice of civilians.
      Where else can you find a religion like Islam that brainwashes its children to strap bombs on them to murder Israeli children for 72 virgins.

    • lakewoodbob

      "I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of human nature, to make any man's virtues the means of deceiving him." – Samuel Johnson

      The citizens of Israel have virtues; the citizens of Islam do not!

  • Raymond in DC

    "If so, the condemnations will come rolling in anyway, particularly from Western countries that cannot even imagine what it means to be under rocket attack by terror organizations on their borders."

    My recommendation is as it's been in the past. When those calls come in – from the UN's Ban, from the EU's Ashton, from Clinton or Obama – the Prime Minister should simply have his secretary "take a message". He is, after all, in a meeting (with his generals), and rather busy (taking care of business).

    • Sage on the Stage

      With Hamas in Mexico, the not too distant future may bring rocket attacks against the United States.

  • Atikva

    Whatever Israel does in the next armed conflict, she will be condemned by the European countries. Time and again, the Europeans and some Americans have chosen to believe the blatant lies, distortions and plain fictitious accounts created by its enemies (e.g. "pallywood"), to an extent that throws serious doubts on their intelligence and/or honesty.

    The only positive result is that Israel has nothing (or, at best, very little) to loose if she decides to go the course and fight until her goals are achieved.

    In the words of the islamists : "We love death more than the Jews love life". Fine, maybe next time they will be able to really enjoy their pleasure.

    • Choi

      "In the words of the islamists : "We love death more than the Jews love life". Fine, maybe next time they will be able to really enjoy their pleasure"

      ALL of Lebanon must be an Israeli FREE-FIRE ZONE if Hizbollah attacks Israel.
      Since THEY love death, they'll be happy ,and since the Jews love life,they'll be ALIVE.

  • NoJizya

    If I were the IDF I'd slaughter a million mulims before I'd allow the shedding of even a drop of Jewish blood. Screw Islam and all who follow it. I'd turn Lebanon back into a Christian controlled "buffer zone" in the north and re-occupy all of the Sania. Just for starters of course.

  • Juddea

    I know if I was living in an apartment house and Hizbollah moved in on the other floors to use me as a human shield, I would move. My family and I would begone before Hizbollah unpacked their weapons. Until I see some evidence that these "victims" are forced to stay as human shields, they are enemy casualties, not civilian casualties.

    • Larry

      Yep, and either way, the Israelis aren't to blame.

    • Atikva

      "..if I was living in an apartment house and Hizbollah moved in on the other floors to use me as a human shield, I would move."

      You couldn't, they'd kill you and put someone else as human shield in your place.

      Haven't you seen on the video how that "courageous" muslim fighter ruthlessly drags a resisting kid in front of him to use him as a shield? These "people" have no soul.

    • Ed Frias

      Hizbollah probably told them they'll be rewarded with 72 Helen Thomas virgins.

  • Limo Lioness

    @InjusticeFacts: 0 Israeli homes have been demolished by Palestinians and 24,813 Palestinian homes have been demolished by Israel since 1967. & yet they have the audacity to label Palestinians as “terrorists” pfft.

    Lol @ the above comments… are you people even real?

    You just need an excuse for killing the civilians in Gaza and Palestine. Shame On You!

    Where are they supposed to go you stupid fools? If I had a war with your neighbours, and asked you to move, from the house, area you’ve known for generations… would you move? They don’t even give the houses back either… what a disgusting situation we are in.

    • Bert

      "Where are they supposed to go you stupid fools?" "They" the Arabs, invaded to the Land of Israel in the year 638, 1,600 years AFTER King David Ruled in Jerusalem. They are imperialist invaders who came to conquer, plunder and impose their religion of their victims. These fanatical followers of Mohammed are out to conquer the entire world at the point of a sward. They are a curse upon humanity that brings only destruction and suffering to their victims.
      Let them ALL return to Arabia and allow their millions of victims to live in freedom and security.

    • sod

      Even in the US, homes have being demolished because they do not follow the laws of the land, that's what's happening there. Be wise and think independently.
      If you feel for the civilians killed in the Gaza and Palestine, you should accuse Hamas and PLO for forcing civilians as their human shields.
      If you're talking hundred of thousands of Jews who lived in Arabs countries for generations and being forced out and were not permitted to bring with them their belongings, then you are right on the mark. Otherwise you're just follow Islamists' propaganda and know nothing about the truth and facts.

    • intrcptr2

      Hezbollah is in Lebanon; please to get your geography right first.
      And they continue to give the only excuse a nation-state needs; incoming.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1948_Arab%E2%80%93Is
      2000 out of 6000 is pretty bad, don't you think? So don't give us such "statistics" again, please.

    • Choi

      OK ,YOUBEEECH,
      You are IGNORING FACTS & HISTORY.
      You're a Jew-HATING C-WORD who REFUSES to ACKNOWLEDGE WHO IS TRYING TO DESTROY WHOM.
      The SAVAGES you support REFUSE to live in PEACE with the Jews and are responsible for any and all bloodshed.

      • Atikva

        "You just need an excuse for killing the civilians in Gaza and Palestine. Shame On You!"

        Give me the names, places, dates and verifiable facts of such "deliberate killings" of civilians by the IDF – I mean, not just a videotaped story about that poor dead civilian on a stretcher who jumps and runs away when the bearers stumble.

        " If I had a war with your neighbours, and asked you to move, from the house, area you've known for generations… would you move?"

        If the Arabs chose to follow the injunctions of those of their leaders who had already deserted them, e.g. the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem or the Iraqi Prime Minister, who said: “We will smash the country with our guns and obliterate every place the Jews seek shelter in. The Arabs should conduct their wives and children to safe areas until the fighting has died down”, rather than the pleas of the Israelis begging them to stay, it certainly was not the latter’s fault.

        In April of 1948, for instance, loudspeakers and leaflets, in Arabic and Hebrew vainly proclaimed to the Arab inhabitants of Haifa: “Do not fear, by moving out you will bring poverty and humiliation upon yourselves. Remain in the city which is both yours and ours.”

        And here is the declaration made by Ben Gourion the very day he declared the re-creation of the State of Israel on May 14, 1948:
        "Even amidst the violent attacks launched against us for months past, we call upon the sons of the Arab people dwelling in Israel to keep the peace and to play their part in building the state of the basis of full and equal citizenship and due representation in all its institutions, provisional and permanent."

        This promise has been fulfilled: today, the Arabs who chose to stay in Israel rather than follow the Mufti's order enjoy a higher level of freedom and prosperity than they would in any of the other Middle East countries. And 14 of their representatives are members of the Knesset.

        If you keep betting on the looser every time, don’t blame anyone else.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        Choi, It's not just Jews who Islamofascists can't live with in peace, Islamofascists can't live peaceably with

        - Hindus
        - Buddhists
        - Christians
        - Bahais
        - Zoroastrians

        AND fellow Muslims (Sunni .vs. Shiite)

    • Fred Dawes

      Yes and No the jews and the muslim follow a God that hates people who is into total mass murder so how do you stop your evil? you can't just stop your mass murder of your young? but you will never do that.
      The

  • Limo Lioness

    ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar, may Allah be pleased with them, reported:

    ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar,

    may Allah be pleased with them, reported:

    A woman was found murdered in one of the battles fought by the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him). (On seeing that) Allah’s Messenger disapproved of the killing of women and children.

    • sod

      Looks like you haven't heard about Koran or allah's messenger's biography.

    • Atikva

      Whatever "allah" said or did is not my problem, I couldn't care less.

      My problem is to put an end to the murders of children (e.g. in Ma'alot, Tel Aviv Dolphinarium, Itamar, Toulouse, and many more) and women (here, the list would be too long) perpetrated in his name, and to make the murderers pay for their crimes.

    • Indioviejo

      Unfortunately people read the Koran and everybody know Mohamed was talking about Muslims. Kafirs are fair game so don't try and sell dissinformation here.

    • Choi

      But there is NO "disapproval over slaughtering INFIDEL woman & children,especially Jews,you C-WORD!
      And it's now obvious that you're a Muslima.

  • Bert

    This article is totally defeatist and repeats the old problems of Israel trying to avoid civilian casualties.
    Israel should warn the U.N., the West and Obama, that they are ALL guilty of allowing the Arabs to use human shields, a war crime.
    Israel should also point out that the U.S. and Britain deliberately slaughtered millions of German and Japanese civilians in WWII to break enemy moral.
    Israel should also warn that such history plus the West's failure to seriously oppose Arab attacks on Israeli civilians will more than justify Israel's attacks on its enemies regardless of enemy civilians killed.
    Israeli leadership is corrupt and continues to play by enemy rules which increases Israeli casualties.

  • marios

    It is no surprise that "Limo…" are lying. Taqiyya is very useful weapon for them till people know what it is. I know and never believe Muslims. Their goal to deceive gullible infidels to promote Islam. They fought on Hitler's side, their Great Mufti , Yasser Arafat terrorist #1 uncle stirred Arabs of Palestine mobs in 1929 and till his death to make pogroms and kill Jews. He lived in Hitler residence for years in 1940th and advised him to exterminate all Jews. All wars with Israel enleashed Arabs/ Muslims. They openly said that all Jews must be exterminated. Still they don't want to admit Israel right to merely exist.

    • Choi

      CORRECT on AL:L COUNTS,Marios

  • marios

    They don't want their own state but they want Israel built by Jews. There was no any Arab state on that promised by G-d land but it was Israel and Judea, Jewish states. There are 22 Muslims country there but they want more. more over they already have Palestinians state 'Jordan" which was established in violance of the Leage Nation's Mandate by Great Britain on appointed historically Jewish Land for reestablishing Jewish Homeland. Muslims are by their nature and religion aggressors and imperialists, babies killers and thieves. Their prophet Muhammad order to kill poet woman and "Limo.." liar tried to fool us again. "Peace" bloodiest religion … No Muslim should be allowed to immigrate to our country.

    • marat 1

      Islam….Its "The Religion of Piece(s); Mostly, Body Parts." Since 9/11, some 18,904 people have been slaughtered by MUSLIM TERROR; the vast majority have been Muslims themselves. But Bin Laden said it best, years ago in a statement sent to the West: "YOU LOVE LIFE, While WE LOVE DEATH." Yeah….that's obvious. Islam eats its own.

  • Limo Lioness

    It’s ok for you to quote from your Books and not me?

    Fact speaks for themselves. How many people has Israelis killed Innocent CIVILIANS since they moved in? I don’t hardly ever see Jews on going down like the Palestinians. Tell me what I’ve lied about and I’ll go get you facts fisabillillah

    • Zionista

      allahabadabadooo – how about the THOUSANDS of terrorist act done in the name of the cesspool of muhamad perpetrated throughout the world. Thank g-d so many of the doofus 'martyrs' were/are too stupid to manage their suicide panties. Get lost pig

      • Amused

        Yes Limo Lioness more palestinians are killed than Israelis , in fact the ratio is roughgly 3 to 1 . And that proves only two things , palestinians in the course of decades and approximately 33,000 attacks on Israel , it's citizens and it's intrerests ,are barbarians , and they're also stupid …..just like you .

    • Larry

      Yet another moron conflating Israeli restraint with arab incompetence. The Israelis try really really hard to avoid civilian casualties and succeed better than anybody in history.
      The arabs try really really hard to cause civilian casualties and succeed worse than anybody in history.

      There is the situation in a nutshell.

    • dave

      Since 1948 the Israelis have killed about 8000 Arabs. Yes 8000 people in 65 years. Syria have killed the same amount of their own people in less than 1 year.

    • Choi

      You ask what you LIED ABOUT?
      Simple answer: EVERYTHING!
      Let's see your "facts",C-WORD,FACTS,NOT LYING TAQQIAH!

    • vladdy

      You say "facts speak for themselves, but then do not give any facts. Give us, as one other poster said, the names, dates, and details of Israel killing innocent civilians, and please don't include those who share their homes with soldiers.

      Examine what you have been taught, which is obviously that Jews are some kind of demons who get their jollies by killing muslims. We've all read excerpts from the arab textbooks and have seen the TV shows on MEMRI. We know that you may have been raised with propaganda, but as an adult, investigate — research the truth for yourself. (Perhaps begin by asking why the "palestinians" did not accept a country offered beside Israel in 1948.)

  • sod

    Israel should do it last time. But next time may not be too late!

  • Jimi Belton

    I have a great love for the nation of Israel, and ifor the enemies of G-d and Israel, but that is the ONLY way to stop parasites…..jkts people,…I pray that Israel will show no mercy, These people are not normal humans, the Hisballah i speak of…..I pray that the Almighty will give a boldness to Israel to Straighten out the crooked ways and once for all make believers of their enemies…..As a B.A. Christian, i feel bad to say i want to see massive punishment But that is the only thing that the parasites will adhere to….i mean the ones that are left standing…..Israel dont worry about what the world thinks, they hate you anyway…..Do your worst to the maggots…..jk

    • Choi

      As a veteran of Nam,you know better than anyone that Lebanon MUST be a FREE-FIRE ZONE for Israel and should include Tunnel Rats to get into Hizbollah's UNDERGROUND complexes.

  • Jimi Belton

    Sorry to the above….Mis typed….and no proof read….sorry

  • Indioviejo

    Everytime Israel lets up on the enemy I am surprised. The Muslims will never stop coming and we should never stop killing them. We the rest of Humanity should learn and study Their Three Books and the History of the Satanic Cult, their Imperialist expansion, and their ultimate goal. Don't let Taqiyya blind us.

  • A. Keen Observer

    Israel says, "Next time we fight to win"? I assume they mean that all those other times it was not their intention to win. Hmmm… What if there is no 'next time'? I don't believe Israel will ever fight to win. It gladly sacrifices its own people just as Hizbollah does. The higher ups, the wealthy and privileged never get touched. Only the poor people suffer. That's the rule.

    • Choi

      What Israel is saying is that NO PRESSURE from the BS International Community will STOP THEM from DESTROYING those who seek and ACT to Destroy Israel.
      IF it means the destruction of Lebanon,SO BE IT!
      Lebanon has NO RIGHT to EXIST as a Forward Base and Sanctuary for Iran and the Arab/Muslim world's attempts to Destroy Israel.

  • http://islamsfatalflaw.blogspot.com/ Bob Smith

    Islamic theology makes it incumbent on all Muslims to take part in jihad – in one form or another. The Islamic “civilian” population’s job is to act as human shields and die if necessary for political gain. Of course they then get to go to heaven along with the jihadis.

    This presents a terrible situation for the more powerful Israeli military and political leaders. How many Israelis do they allow to die before taking out the Hizbullah forces along with their human shields?

    I believe Israel needs to hit them hard and fast. Too bad for world public opinion. The only way to stop a rabid dog is to kill it.

  • Michael Dar

    What a stupid thing to say.."Next time we'll fight to win"..Does that implies that we somethimes go to war "not to win"? This is precisely why I soo much distrust our political as military "leadership" ever since the Yom Kippour War. What was the use of the so called Lebanon 2 War or that Cast Lead failure if there was no real intention to get rid of Hisbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza? Furthermore the IDF's doctrine always was to breng the fight into enemy held lands and beat them there, nowedays we let them attack us, often without real retaliation and build up defensive infrastructures and weapons like "Iron Dome", shelters etc..We have become sitting ducks!

    • Choi

      Unfortunately, we have NOT fought to WIN since WWII.
      .
      Our "victory"in Korea was a return to the 38th Parallel borders that existed before the North Korean INVASION of the South in June 1950 and is only a "Cease Fire".
      Vietnam was NO Victory nor could it ever be the way we fought it ,with success being measured in "Body Counts".rather than territory captured and held.

      Desert Storm liberated Kuwait but left Saddam Hussein in power,even though our forces were in Iraq.
      We had a Victory in 2003 Iraq by removing Saddam Hussein but than it degenerated into a combination Vietnam and Post-WWII Germany with the Nazi "Werewolve" underground TERRORISTS and Saddam's Baathist /Republican Guard/Military "underground TERRORISTS,and of course Afghanistan ,which may actually eclipse Vietnam as a MEATGRINDER.

  • Jon_Adams

    If Israel had only listened to Obama and retreated to 1967 borders,
    with a contiguous Palestine, everything would be fine.

    • Atikva

      Can you seriously utter such an enormity, can you be that ignorant?

      First of all, the Palestine territory (since there never was a country by the name of "Palestine") has already been partitioned after WWI by the British to create what was renamed "Jordan", which today occupies about 75% of the ex Palestine territory. 65% of its population consists of "Palestinians". Jordan IS "Palestine."

      Second, the Arab countries have refused many times, even before 1948, to create a second "Palestine" out of Israel territory. The last time, it was during the Oslo negotiations which ended with yet another "entifada".

      Third, the Arab leaders have made it clear that their aim is not a piece of land on Israel soil, but the annihilation pure and simple of Israel and of the rest of the Jews, which they consider the first step toward the subjugation of the Occident. Their aims are spelled out in all the charters of their terrorist organizations that have been posted on internet. For instance, the Khartoum Resolution, as early as 1967, states that there will be: "No peace, no recognition, no negotiations" with Israel.

      Fourth, why on earth should an invaded country who has liberated its occupied territory at the cost of many lives give it back to the enemy? Why? Give me one example of such a precedent.

      You should read from time to time – I mean, other than cartoons – about the creation in the 60s of the mythical "palestinian cause" for instance, so that you don't remain a total ignoramus of the Obama kind.

    • Atikva

      Can you seriously utter such an enormity, can you be that ignorant?

      First of all, the Palestine territory (since there never was a country by the name of "Palestine") has already been partitioned after WWI by the British to create what was renamed "Jordan", which today occupies about 75% of the ex Palestine territory. 65% of its population consists of "Palestinians". Jordan IS "Palestine."

      Second, the Arab countries have refused many times, even before 1948, to create a second "Palestine" out of Israel territory. The last time, it was during the Oslo negotiations which ended with yet another "entifada".

      Third, the Arab leaders, inter alia Arafat, made it clear that their aim is not a piece of land on Israel soil, but the annihilation pure and simple of Israel and of the rest of the Jews, which they consider the first step to the subjugation of the Occident. Their aims are spelled out in all the charters of their terrorist organizations that have been posted on internet. For instance, the Khartoum Resolution, as early as 1967, states that there will be: "No peace, no recognition, no negotiations" with Israel.

      Fourth, why on earth should an invaded country who has liberated its occupied territory at the cost of many lives give it back to the enemy? Why? Give me one example of such a precedent.

      You should read from time to time – I mean, other than cartoons – about the creation in the 60s of the mythical "palestinian cause" for instance, so that you don't remain a total ignoramus of the Obama kind.

      • Jon_Adams

        It was SARCASM.
        I thought the absurdity of my statement made that clear.

        • http://www.dikaesha.pbwiki.com Foolster41

          It; can be hard to read sarcasm on the internet, and quite as few people genocidal Jew-haters and leftist tools) have indeed genuinely said what you've said (In fact just the other day, someoe said talked about a "contiguous palatine", when I showed him a map of Israel and showed how that would divide Israel in two that shut him up), so it's quite reasonable to see how what you said might be misunderstood.

    • Jon_Adams

      People on this forum don't seem to recognize SARCASM.

  • Choi

    I'm alarmed that your posting this crap here .
    Administrator:WHERE ARE YOU on THIS?

  • Ronald Johnston

    When anybody in the Israeli Government makes a statement that they will end the next one quickly, I would tend to believe them!!! They are the most honest people I have ever run into!!!

  • WilliamJamesWard

    The next fight with these terrorists should have the next generation if not the next graduating
    class of primary school in Israel saying "Hizbollah, who are they?"…………………..William

  • Fred Dawes

    Yes and Yes you don't fight a war that you don't want to win like the FORMER USA. To the jews win the next war have 2 million dead enemies and you will live in total peace for 100 years, fight the next war like the so called USA You will see a total mass slaughter of your kids your old, What do you want life or death, don't be like the USA.

  • SAM000

    It is not hard to defeat and smash the Mullahs Proxy in Lebanon.
    If Israel understands these principals that Hezbollah is TEL-GUIDED BY THE Qods Forces directly from Tehran, Qom, and Kermanshah via the satellite channels on Intelsat 902 positioned on 63 degree east.

    All the Fajr missiles that Tehran gave to Hezbollah are Tel-Guided via those satellite channels.

    The last floor of the Lebanese 5, 6, or seven floor are installed the Satellite Up-link dishes.

    The Satellite Communication link between Lebanon and Tehran should be JAMMED during the strike.
    An Awaks can easily do that.
    STOP the Hezbollah/ Tehran Telecommunication and BURN TO DUST this DIRT of Hezbollah.
    During the last war Hassan Nasrollah was hidden in Iran's Embassy of Damascus.
    Without Connection to Tehran, Hezbollah is defeated in 2 days,
    But defeating Hezbollah is not enough, you should burn it with NAPALM.

    But Remember that, the day we the Iranians free our land, we will not loose even one of them, this SHAME of humanity should be returned to dust.

  • jim

    israel has forgotten the orders GOD gave them when taking israel. why cant israel obey GOD instead of suffering the consequences for not doing so.

  • Ed Frias

    Photos, footage expose Hezbollah tactics

    Prove intentional use of civilians to shield its weapons, equipment

    Declassified IDF Photos and Footage Expose Hizbullah Tactics
    Dec 06, '06

    The IDF has decided to release photos, documents and videos proving Hizbullah's intentional use of civilians to shield its weapons, missile-launchers and surveillance equipment. A selection follows at:
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=11

    • Ed Frias

      Golda Meir talked 40 years ago about Arab child abuse.
      Remember when Hizbollah fired 2 missles from Qana at Israel.
      All Israel did was fire back where the missles came from and civilians were killed when Israel fired back.
      The Arabs love death. They admit it. They hide among civilians, fire among civilians and then blame Israel when Israel defends itself.

  • Limo Lioness

    I hope you all get Nuked.

    • http://www.dikaesha.pbwiki.com Foolster41

      Who is "you all"? Front page writers and commenters? Israelite? Hezbollians? A Whoever it is, this is not constructive.

    • Drakken

      You first, the rest of you muzzys second.

  • ziontruth

    Fighting the Islamic imperialists on equal terms (i.e. not by ROEs that give them victory on a silver platter) is easy as far as the military part is concerned. The hard part is the media. Israel needs to put an airtight lid on the hostile worldwide media outlets if it is to avoid being presented in an atrocious, pro-Islamic light.

    It's all about political will. But then, what today isn't?

    • SAM000

      During the last war of 2006, the Passdaran of Iran who were helping Hezbollah had fired the first FAJR missile (150Kg. without charge) on Haifa.
      This first Missile was fired to get the COORDINATES of the hitting point so that the next missiles firing be corrected;
      Israeli government had invited the all medias to the Haifa train station to show them the exact coordinates of the impact point.
      Who could offer a better intelligence to the ENEMY in war time?!!!

  • Lightning Jack

    War is cruel and you cannot refine it…not if you wish to win.

  • intrcptr2

    Bless the God of Jacob.