Tuesday, July 18, 2006


The worst thing the actions of the IDF have accomplished is to diminish the options Israel has. Israel's government has only three options now:

1. Continue the IDF attacks and solidify the blockade on Libanon
2. Stop the IDF attacks
3. Escalate further with ground troops, attacks against Syria, Iran

The question is, why didn't Israel use any diplomatic channels? Why didn't it slowly turn up the heat? One thing Israel's government has always is targeted-killings. I don't like it, but it is sure the better option that these cowardly attacks.

So why didn't they send one rocket to Hisbollah's HQ in Beirut? That would have left the Israeli government with all options.

Now, a lot of dishes are brocken. And I don't see that the Israeli government has any intention on putting them together again. No, what I see is a route to escalation. They want war, this is The Summer Rain. This is what they were heading for, the one war, that will wash away the Syrian and Iranian government. These are The Last Days of Mankind, this is the same feeling the people had in Austria before the first world war. Back then in Austria it was "Serbien muss sterbien!" (Serbia must dia), a little pun using "sterbien" instead of "sterben" ("dia" instead of "die"). Back then, everybody wanted war, the one war that will away all enemies like a big summer rain.

Now it is "Syria must dia".

War: first, one hopes to win; then one expects the enemy to lose; then, one is satisfied that he too is suffering; in the end, one is surprised that everyone has lost.
Karl Kraus

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