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(Israel) Bracing for the big one
« on: March 13, 2008, 10:35:40 PM »
One veteran diplomat at the United Nations in New York outlines the following hypothetical but plausible scenario. Ehud Olmert, Israel's prime minister, finds he can no longer resist pressure to end the rocket fire, a job that military men say can be achieved, if at all, only by a ground invasion. But ground warfare against Hamas's guerrilla fighters in the teeming confines of Gaza will certainly kill many Palestinian civilians. That will tempt Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hizbullah in Lebanon, to help his fellow Islamists by opening a second front from Lebanon. Since Hizbullah's own “divine victory” against Israel...

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