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#1 Now let me see: is it the third or the fourth time?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-11-26 07:26||
#2 Somebody didn't want a ceasefire.
Posted by Skidmark 2012-11-26 07:43||
#3 This was a test. This was only a test. Had this been an actual alert, you would have been advised to turn to........
Posted by Besoeker 2012-11-26 09:10||
#4 adds to the mystery of what's going on here. why did they agree to the ceasefire in Gaza? where do they stand vis-a-vis Iran? the differences between Barak and Netanyahu have been growing stronger every week. only time will tell - what this really means.
Posted by Raider 2012-11-26 10:01||
#5 the third or the fourth time?
Fourth, I think.
Posted by Pappy 2012-11-26 10:57||
#6 The Israelis agreed to the ceasefire because they got what they wanted --
They whacked a bunch of Hamas bad boyz
They demonstrated that Iron Dome works
They demonstrated that Egypt won't materially help Hamas
The round is over, so the Israelis felt good about going to their corner and getting ready for the next round.
Posted by Steve White 2012-11-26 11:02||
#7 Israel's successful live-fire exercise tested the IDF mobilization scheme, highlighted the Iranian connection and undoubtedly made visible a number of Iranian communications and logistics venues. It also put a little Rabbi Mint in the Hildebeast's mouth as she trek'd through Israel. Short-term benefits, long-term benefits... all bases covered.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-11-26 11:14||