Defend, don’t invade

As much as I support the Israeli bombing response to Palestinian rocket attacks, I hope the IDF follows Haaretz’s logic and avoids a ground invasion. Not for the enemy’s sake but for the sake of the young soldiers of the IDF. Certainly, nothing besides full-scale war is likely to stop the rockets permanently. And such war is impossible of success as long as Israel’s munitions come from the West which has a Leftist news media and its own interests in keeping the oil ticks happy. Even if we became energy independent, those interests (and the media) would remain. So periodic bombing to make the rocketing expensive, followed by more diplomacy, is probably the best that can be achieved.

UPDATE:  Indeed, Hamas’ strategy relies on counting on its client media telling it like it isn’t.  Uh oh, IDF has called up the reserves.

0 responses to “Defend, don’t invade

  1. Yes, I would guess the ground operation is almost inevitable. Unclear at the moment what are the targets and what force will enter.

  2. Dick Stanley

    If Hamas keeps on launching rockets, you’re probably going to be right. Shame, though.

  3. Dick Stanley

    If Hamas keeps on launching rockets, you’re probably going to be right. Shame, though.