Monday, August 07, 2006

If Diplomacy Stalls (and hopefully it will) Israel Will Step Up Attacks

The Jerusalem Post online reports that

Defense Minister Amir Peretz said Monday he has ordered the army to step up the offensive against Hizbullah rocket launching sites in Lebanon if the diplomatic process remains inconclusive.

Speaking to the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Peretz said in the absence of a diplomatic agreement, he has instructed the army to "take control" of launching sites "wherever they are to minimize the fire of Katyasha rockets and take the Israeli people out of the shelters."

Israel should have been stepping up attacks and advancing into Lebanon some time ago. Restraint in this war is costing lives of Israeli soldiers and civilians. An enemy who does not value life and hides amongst civilians with the hope that children will be killed during retalitory strikes must be destroyed. If he is allowed to fester at all he will strike back later and harder.


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