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2012-11-17 Israel-Palestine-Jordan
How Hamas Is Winning The Rocket War
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Posted by trailing wife 2012-11-17 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [1296 views ]  Top
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#1 And Hizbollah won 2006 war---but they've been awfully quiet (as far as Israel is concerned) since then. 4 days ago Paleosimians had hundreds of Fajr & Grad missiles---today they've a lot less. And just wait until they start accessing the infrastructure damage they've sustained.

On a long run: peace with Muslims (Arabs in particular) is impossible. However, both Muslim ME and their principal anti-Israeli ally EUrope face collapse. In case of Europe it'll lead to return to nation states too busy to survive to indulge their "anti-Zionist" hobby. In case of Arabs, famine with total collapse of social organization.

Right now Israel just have to buy time.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-11-17 01:23||   2012-11-17 01:23|| Front Page Top

#2 Buy time and build walls.
Posted by Whiskey Mike 2012-11-17 05:55||   2012-11-17 05:55|| Front Page Top

#3 This is the same logic that allows hostess workers and supporters to proclaim “philosophically, I think the union wins”. Tough economic times mess up people's minds and lead to war.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2012-11-17 06:30||   2012-11-17 06:30|| Front Page Top

#4 Buy time and build walls

Let wood for walls be bow and spear.
That enemies do them na dare.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-11-17 07:41||   2012-11-17 07:41|| Front Page Top

#5 Go long.
Posted by Shipman 2012-11-17 08:41||   2012-11-17 08:41|| Front Page Top

#6 This is a familiar story. Israel wins at arms, the bad guys win on paper. There are plenty of ways to counter the rocket threat, but the chattering class will excoriate Israel if they ever implement an effective countermeasure.

For Israel, as for us in the US, the trick is to not listen to those who want you to fail.
Posted by Iblis 2012-11-17 10:53||   2012-11-17 10:53|| Front Page Top

#7 this is a form of assymmetric warfare - and for Hamas it's all about public opinion on the Arab streets plus financial backing from secret supporters. the ground war is irrelevant - they know it will stop sooner or later. for them it's a WIN just because they fought Israel. until Israel changes this dynamic - things won't get better for Jerusalem.
Posted by Raider 2012-11-17 23:00||   2012-11-17 23:00|| Front Page Top

#8 And before HAMAS was AL-QAEDA winning the larger GWOT = ISLAMIST JIHAD agz the US.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-11-17 23:19||   2012-11-17 23:19|| Front Page Top


Reno's Command.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-11-17 23:24||   2012-11-17 23:24|| Front Page Top

#10 This is the same logic that allows hostess workers and supporters to proclaim "philosophically, I think the union wins".

I wonder how many such victories the unions will be able to withstand.
Posted by gorb 2012-11-17 23:29||   2012-11-17 23:29|| Front Page Top

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