Monday, August 28, 2006

Hizballah boosts Olmert

Nasrallah, the leader of the Hizballah terrorists, made a statement today to try and impact Israeli support of our prime minister, Ehud Olmert. He has been widely quoted as saying that if he would have known that there would have been a war then he never would have kidnapped the soldiers.

This statement is disinformation warfare at its best. It is meant to confuse the Israeli people and to make us think that we actually gained something from this war. One of the primary problems with not winning the war, as we could and should have, is that people feel that Israel lost its deterrence capability. There is mounting pressure on Olmert, Peretz and Halutz to quit because of their apparent incompetence. However, Olmert, Peretz and Halutz are the three best things that could have ever happened to Nasrallah and the Hizballah. Can you imagine a chief of staff who announced on the first day of the war that we already won? A month later and he's talking about how we won on points while everyojne else in the country knows how badly we lost.

Nasrallah wants to keep these people in power and confuse the Israeli people. He therefore makes a statement that says Israel has regained their full deterrence capabilities. They never would have started up if they thought Israel would attack them.

On the train this morning, I read right through what he was saying and thought that everyone else would too. I commented to train talk on what a snake that Nasrallah was. Then, two ladies sat down next to us, looked at the headline and said, see the war was worth it.

Yes, it looks like we have problems.

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