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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-06-06 10:55 PM
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56. That's not an entirely accurate statement
Edited on Sun Aug-06-06 10:56 PM by Nevernose
Most of Israel's civilians have evacuated to somewhere else. My guess is that Lebanon doesn't have the ability to evacuate all the civilians. Some of that would be due to Israel's unjustifiable attacks on infrastructure, some would be due to an innefectual government, and some would be based on Israel's preparation based on experience.

Most of the rockets, while still terrifying, haven't killed anybody at all. "Random" includes unpopulated/evacuated areas. ALso, most of the IDF casualties have been taken by direct fire, snipers or IEDs inside Lebanon.

Another reason is that Hezbollah locates their firing positions inside civilian areas. Hezbollah has stated that they're trying to kill as many Israeli Jews as possible, regardless of military status; Israel states that they're trying to kill as many Hezbollah "terrorists" as they can.

I suspect that the truth lay somewhere between our respective positions.
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  -Eight dead in rocket attack on Israel maddezmom  Aug-06-06 04:58 AM   #0 
  - Where are all these rockets coming from? Hezbollah must have  rzemanfl   Aug-06-06 05:26 AM   #1 
  - I think what is going on right now is what they were planning for. (nt)  w4rma   Aug-06-06 05:29 AM   #2 
  - Hezbollah is as tough as the Vietcong  IndianaGreen   Aug-06-06 07:47 AM   #13 
     - After Israel kills a million VC and Regulars (hezbolla)?  Pavulon   Aug-06-06 09:31 AM   #20 
        - I don't think Israel could stand 60,000 dead on its own side  daleo   Aug-06-06 08:30 PM   #43 
  - It appears that they were intended as a deterrant  TheWraith   Aug-06-06 01:27 PM   #34 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-07-06 12:52 AM   #61 
  - Do they know  Marie26   Aug-06-06 08:33 PM   #44 
     - Juan Cole pointed out that Hezbollah has a few Silkworms.  Zhade   Aug-06-06 08:51 PM   #48 
     - "They" -- the media -- said it was a lucky shot  Nevernose   Aug-06-06 10:17 PM   #52 
        - Well, it strikes me as interesting that Hezbollah seems to have  Spazito   Aug-06-06 10:38 PM   #55 
           - That's not an entirely accurate statement  Nevernose   Aug-06-06 10:55 PM   #56 
              - Interesting....  Spazito   Aug-06-06 11:12 PM   #57 
                 - I put "terrorists" in quotes because I doubt that babies can be terrorists  Nevernose   Aug-06-06 11:33 PM   #58 
                    - I have no disagreement with anything in this post...  Spazito   Aug-06-06 11:39 PM   #59 
  - WaPo: Hezbollah Rockets Kill 10 Israelis Near Border  Eugene   Aug-06-06 06:15 AM   #3 
  - IN REALITY THOSE "PEOPLE" WERE SOLDIERS  tocqueville   Aug-06-06 07:10 AM   #4 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-06-06 07:28 AM   #7 
  - The press is normally not allowed to publish that, which is why...  Karmakaze   Aug-06-06 07:30 AM   #9 
  - picture of a wounded "civilian"  tocqueville   Aug-06-06 07:44 AM   #11 
  - So? Are we not to care that they've been killed?  JerseygirlCT   Aug-06-06 08:58 AM   #16 
  - Why the scare quotes? Soldiers aren't people now? (n/t)  Posteritatis   Aug-06-06 11:54 AM   #31 
  - Here's a quandary - aren't all able-bodied Israeli adults reservists?  Zhade   Aug-06-06 08:56 PM   #49 
  - Since 90% of the Israeli civilians left, who's left to die?  Nevernose   Aug-06-06 10:20 PM   #53 
  - Ten Israeli soldiers killed by Hizbollah rocket (Reuters)  allemand   Aug-06-06 07:12 AM   #5 
  - Shame on Hizbollah for targeting soldiers. What are they thinking?  jpkenny   Aug-06-06 07:29 AM   #8 
     - Actually,  GuillermoX71   Aug-06-06 08:05 AM   #14 
     - I would like a link for that someday n/t  Minstrel Boy   Aug-06-06 03:39 PM   #37 
     - Exactly! You gotta wonder about the Israeli doublespeak on this...  Poll_Blind   Aug-06-06 10:20 AM   #24 
     - I really doubt  Marie26   Aug-06-06 08:35 PM   #45 
  - Hezbollah rockets kill 10 in Israel  rodeodance   Aug-06-06 07:23 AM   #6 
  - These were 10 Reserve Israel soldiers.  rodeodance   Aug-06-06 07:33 AM   #10 
     - They are more like our National Guard than US Army reserves  IndianaGreen   Aug-06-06 07:45 AM   #12 
  - According to witnesses, the soldiers ignored the warning  IndianaGreen   Aug-06-06 08:18 AM   #15 
  - Pictures  mogster   Aug-06-06 09:04 AM   #17 
  - A few salient points ...  Trajan   Aug-06-06 09:13 AM   #18 
  - Soldiers are also people  mogster   Aug-06-06 09:17 AM   #19 
  - I just heard Matthew Chance's report on CNN and he said...  Spazito   Aug-06-06 10:12 AM   #21 
  - what does it matter if it's soldiers or civilians  dwickham   Aug-06-06 10:16 AM   #22 
  - So, from your post, I can expect you have sympathy for any  Spazito   Aug-06-06 10:21 AM   #25 
  - I don't have sympathy for Hezbollah soldiers being killed  dwickham   Aug-06-06 10:29 AM   #26 
     - Ahhh, your position is very clear, thanks for responding  Spazito   Aug-06-06 10:37 AM   #27 
        - but the Lebanese government has proved to be very ineffective  dwickham   Aug-06-06 03:15 PM   #35 
           - Hmmm, who is supporting Hezbollah? I haven't, that's for sure  Spazito   Aug-06-06 04:19 PM   #38 
  - if it doesn't matter....  praeclarus   Aug-06-06 10:37 AM   #28 
  - I don't have an answer for you  dwickham   Aug-06-06 03:19 PM   #36 
  - It seems to matter to the Israeli govt: they're CENSORING the information  chimpymustgo   Aug-06-06 12:18 PM   #33 
  - By saying they were civilians, the IDF propagandists want to elicit  IndianaGreen   Aug-06-06 07:57 PM   #41 
  - It is war if you kill soldiers  MysteryToMyself   Aug-06-06 08:59 PM   #50 
  - Israel is calling up reserve soldiers to kill Lebanese civilians and then  acmavm   Aug-06-06 10:18 AM   #23 
     - And that's what I genuinely don't understand: the motivations  Nevernose   Aug-06-06 10:34 PM   #54 
  - Soldiers getting killed in war?!?  newyorican   Aug-06-06 11:40 AM   #29 
  - well since they are jewish  muryan   Aug-06-06 06:16 PM   #39 
     - Soldiers accept the risk of getting killed...  newyorican   Aug-07-06 08:00 AM   #62 
  - more blood on *'s hands  unda cova brutha   Aug-06-06 11:51 AM   #30 
  - Er, what does Bush have to do with this?  brentspeak   Aug-06-06 06:22 PM   #40 
  - Bush had Bolton veto ceasefire resolutions for 3 whole weeks  IndianaGreen   Aug-06-06 08:03 PM   #42 
  - They are trying to do it all militarily  MysteryToMyself   Aug-06-06 09:03 PM   #51 
  - CNN now reporting 12 dead.  Clarkie1   Aug-06-06 12:10 PM   #32 
  - I imagine that the IDF wouldn't want Hezbollah to know they hit soldiers  daleo   Aug-06-06 08:40 PM   #46 
  - End the killing of innocents on both sides! Cease-fire NOW!  Zhade   Aug-06-06 08:49 PM   #47 
  - The IDF dead were NCOs, the heart of the military  IndianaGreen   Aug-07-06 12:46 AM   #60 

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