|Thursday, November 23, 2006|
|Weekly Commentary: The danger of self imposed moderation in Gaza Strip operation|
Weekly Commentary: The danger of self imposed moderation in Gaza Strip
When PM Olmert, DM Peretz and COS Halutz snap back at their critics that the
- The IDF's mission includes destroying weapons stores, but if the weapons
- Weapons stored in "sensitive" locations such as mosques are off limits to
- No operation within the Gaza Strip can be open ended - even in the
And so, having set rules that make it next to impossible to succeed, it is
For a while.
Until they decide to start shooting again.
When they can shoot even more powerful and more numerous rockets prepared
If the above rules reflect some notion of morality then it's a sick one
If these rules are for public relations they indicate a profound
The world doesn't praise Israel for respecting human shields - they either
And the world certainly isn't impressed by the restraint Israel has shown so
The truth is that the PR costs of a massive brutally effective operation are
That's because you get almost the same coverage for an operation taking
The Olmert-Peretz-Halutz approach is wrong. Dead wrong.
The last thing Israel can afford to do today is continue policies that could
For if Israel accepts such a timeout, the Jewish State may find itself in
Dr. Aaron Lerner, Director IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis)
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