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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Let's Step It Up!

Am I for a cease fire in Lebanon? No. Not in the least. Actually, I am for escalation into Syria and Iran. Why would a ceasefire be counter-productive? Because it would not provide what is ultimately needed. What action is needed?

Caroline Glick provides my answer:

That action is an Israeli victory against Hizbullah in Lebanon, and an Israeli and allied strike against Hizbullah's state sponsors Syria and Iran, which promote Hizbullah's wanton aggression against Israel as a central campaign in their global jihad aimed at annihilating the Jewish state and defeating Western civilization.

If Israel merely buys itself a short piece of ground, "buffer zone", from the katyusha rockets, such a resolution will be of little value. The Iranians are arming Hezbollah with more damaging long-range weaponry. So Israel will buy itself months of quiet until the next, perhaps fatal, onslaught. Israel needs a decisive victory. Not in terms to save Olmert's political status. One to survive.

And if Israel loses this one, it bodes ill for US security. Syria and Iran are major pieces in the "insurrection" in Iraq. They are our enemy in a hot war. Let's face it and step it up!

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