Thirty million civilians died in World War Two.
No war has ever been fought without civilian casualties. Civilian casualties are to be regretted, but nations do not refuse to go to war because there will be civilian casualties. If this was so, only tyrannies would rule for by definition, they care nothing about the lives of the innocent.
Witness the Hizbullah and how they cynically hide behind the civilian population of Southern Lebanon, putting Israel in the no-win position no matter what she does.
Those who insist that Israel is targeting civialins have conveniently forgotten that Israel dropped millions of leaflets urging the population of Southern Lebanon to flee.
Israel does everything she can to avoid killing civilians. This should be clear to everyone unless your vision is blinkered by ignorance or pure hatred.
It becomes clear that no matter what course of action the IDF takes, it is never good enough for these pathological Jew haters.
It must take a great deal of hatred and loathing to side with JIhadists against a truth driven Democracy that has, time and again, extended the hand of peace to its genocidal enemies.
Israel must never accept a cease-fire for that is only a hudna, and a hudna, for those who do not know, is just an opportunity for the Jihadists to strengthen the Muslim army, resupply, and then attack when they are once again strong enough. No cease fire until Israel’s war aims are achieved: the destruction of Hizbullah, and the return of her kidnapped soldiers, a deep buffer zone in Southern Lebanon.
And no “International Force” has ever been successfull in patrolling any state’s borders. That is just silly. No German or Italian soldier is going to risk his life by going up against Hizbullah to keep the peace between Lebanon and Israel.
Sure, some Frenchman is going to give up his life for Le Juif.
As always, the UN diplomats are sadly delusional.
I have a feeling that the Israeli government are using what’s called “paradoxical therapy” on the diplomats. Saying yes, because they know that it will never happen. This way, Israel can never be blamed for a truly dumb non-starter.
Only a smart ground offensive with regular and elite troops will get the job done, annihilate Hizbullah, in the next few weeks. Let’s hope that the current Israeli government will sieze the day, and realize that they have the support of the people of Israel, and the support of President George Bush and the people of America.