Carol Platt Liebau: Israel's Goals

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Israel's Goals

Russian President Putin has opined that Israel is pursuing larger goals than simply the return of its two kidnapped soldiers.

And he's absolutely right. Here's why: Technologically advanced weaponry has been deployed against Israel, in particular the UAV carrying an Iranian missile that succeeded in hitting an Israeli ship.

And the use of such technologically advanced weaponry has only increased the urgency on the Israeli side to eradicate as many of the terrorists and weapons lined up against them as they possibly can. What's happened has become a frightening example of how ugly things could become for Israel if Hezbollah or Hamas ever gained the technological means and know-how to launch highly effective and damaging remote strikes. Better to take them out before that can happen.

So, yes, they're doing more than simply fighting for the return of their two soldiers. They're seeking to defeat Hezbollah while they still can now without incurring unspeakable costs later. And they're right to do so.


Blogger stackja1945 said...

The past speaks of the Warsaw Ghetto and Nazi death camps. So Israel has the right to act now.

6:41 PM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

So now Carol is a spokesperson for Putin.

8:22 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

Are you really saying that Carol has no right to comment on this issue, ditto? It's OK to not comment if you have nothing to say. What exactly is your problem with her comments here?

I fully support Israel's right to defend itself against those who wish to exterminate them. When Israel's enemies stop targeting and killing innocent civilians, then maybe I'll care what their complaints are.

12:13 PM  
Blogger The Flomblog said...

There's a phrase in Yiddish, that I may have used already in this blog -- Shoin Ganuk -- it translates loosely into "Enough Already." This has become the attitude in Eretz Yisrael. From what I've read from Israely blogs, the entire country is tired of the crap.

Getting Jews to agree on something is almost impossible. G-d spends much time in the Torah (First 5 books of the bible) complaining about that. From far left to far right, they are ready to do what needs to be done.

They give back land and the islamofascists turn it into bases for their mishigias (Crazyness). Shoin Ganuk

Notice - The Iranians have been supplying the Hezbolah with their munitions. Israel blew up the Airport and all the highways. Israel is blockading their ports. So the Hezbolah cannot get munitions. unless they build them themselves - and they have NO manufacturing capacity.

The Israeli military is a modern, well equipped 21st century fighting force. Hezbolah will soon be reduced to sending out children with bomb vests.

The one thing that concerns me the most is that after this is all over, we might have a re-armed Japan. That should scare the world.

1:07 PM  
Blogger Dittohead said...


Putin made a vague statement.

Carol can say anything see wants but to use Putin as supporting what she thinks is dishonest.

1:08 PM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...

Dittohead, did you see when Our Great Leader lectured Putin on the state of democracy in Russia, pointing to Iraq as the model of what he hoped they would emulate?

1:58 PM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

I'm afraid it was another embarrasing moment for all Americans. And the day before Bush wouldn't stop telling pig jokes.

Putin replied, "We certainly would not want to have the same kind of democracy that they have in Iraq, quite honestly."

2:27 PM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...

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6:32 PM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...

Bush to Putin: "My oligarchy is better than your oligarchy!"

6:35 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

I think that even though the usual suspects like France and Russia try to persuade Israel to "show restraint", the entire world realizes they are well within their rights to do exactly what they are doing - even France and Russia!

11:11 AM  

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