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Phx_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:35 AM
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Missiles' goal: To perpetuate the occupation
All Israelis had good reasons to support the recent war in Lebanon, as well as in Gaza. All had good reason to regret it didn't end in victory. This is the obvious part. It is the self evident interest of all those who wish to see a peaceful Middle East to prevent Iran, Syria and fundamentalist Islam in general from achieving hegemony in the region.

But the left and center together they're the majority in Israel had specific reasons to be especially supportive of the war. Because it was a war about what the left and center most cherished: Israel's need to end the occupation. Most Israelis now believe, rightly, that without partition Israel's future existence is dubious. Hezbollah and Hamas attacked Israel's ability to extract itself from the occupation. And, for the time being, they have succeeded.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3293726,00.ht...



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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:59 AM
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1. More tortured logic.
Hezbullah picked a fight so that Israel would be forced to continue the occupation.

The OP is almost as good as this one about how Israel really intended to lose to Hezbullah to fool the silly Arabs:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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breakaleg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 12:27 AM
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2. that's the kind of logic I've come to expect out of Israel.
After all, they are the ones who claim to seek peace with their weapons.
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newyorican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 03:38 AM
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3. This is Onion material...
:rofl:
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Englander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 05:32 AM
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4. FrontPageMag-worthy, n'all.
'Israels Divided Left

By Gadi Taub
Ynetnews.com | August 17, 2006

As opposed to the first Lebanon War, in which left-wing anti-war demonstrations gathered strength within days, this time around they were limited to a small circle of leftists who view themselves as "radical."

This time around, the extreme wing of the left divorced itself from, rather than led, the overall left, leaving the distinct impression that they long ago began dealing only with guilt and conscience rather than realistic political proposals.

They have become our ongoing psychoanalysis. There might be a demand for this when we have the luxury of sitting back and thinking about our feelings, not when we are forced to get up and think about what to do now.

Israelis paid no attention this time to "stop shooting, start talking," because there was no plan behind the slogan, no debate about now-existential problems.

What kind of Middle East will we have after the Hezbollah War? How do we respond to the threat of missile fire at our civilians, weapons that could contain biological or chemical weapons the next time around? What will this war do to Syria's and Iran's standing in the region? Anyone failing to have constructive proposals for these questions is simply irrelevant. '

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID...
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