Saturday, August 05, 2006

A Closed Circle

Praktike points to some comments by Israel's Justice Minister which I missed earlier:
"'What we should do in southern Lebanon is employ huge firepower before a ground force goes in,' Mr Ramon said at a security cabinet meeting headed by Ehud Olmert, the prime minister. 'Everyone in southern Lebanon is a terrorist and is connected to Hizbollah. Our great advantage vis-a-vis Hizbollah is our firepower, not in face-to-face combat.'"

I presume some of the logic here is that Hizbullah has a base of support in the civilian population, and that these supporters should be considered the same as Hizbullah. This is the same logic used by many who justify suicide bombings against Israeli civilians on the grounds that they support an occupying power. If this statement is as it appears from context, then in trying to defeat the monster, Haim Ramon has become the monster, and the same goes for any who agree with him.


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