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Israel does not have the military capability to "take out" Iran. A single reactor in near-by Iraq is one thing. Hitting multiple hardened sites 2000 KM away is quite another. Israel has been saying that Iran is not just Israel's but the "world's" problem and thus has to be solved by the worldwide community.
Ok, I understand, Lebanon is a better punching bag right now until the Arabs get incensed which will lead to a broader conflict and of course will bring us the USA online to help Israel. Once we are on the ground fighting Israel's war again why not use us to finish the job by attacking Iran?
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Why is Israel not attacking Iran and bypassing the Hezbollah alltogether? Why not attack the head?
I know the answer to that one!

Is it, "Who attacked Israel"? For $20, Alex?
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I know the answer to that one!

Is it, "Who attacked Israel"? For $20, Alex?
For $20 I would say Iran not Lebanon if you believe that Hezbollah takes orders from Iran.
I will now take Lebanon as a punching bag for 25
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Ok, I understand, Lebanon is a better punching bag right now until the Arabs get incensed which will lead to a broader conflict and of course will bring us the USA online to help Israel. Once we are on the ground fighting Israel's war again why not use us to finish the job by attacking Iran?
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Israel has never asked for American troops. They have shown over 60 years that they are quite willing and able to do their own fighting and dying.

So far Iran has made threats; hezbollah attacked and Israel repsonded on its border as it must.

America has it's own issues with Iran quite apart from the current ME war. If Iran gets nuclear weapons that would even make many Sunni arab countries very nervous. As Israel has stated, Iran is a world problem. Let the world deal with it.

Now if Iran attacked Israel like Hezbollah did you can be sure they would go to the source.
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There is absolutely a purpose -- these people aren't idiots and they aren't inherently evil. If you'll stop demonizing them, the fog may yet lift. In fact nobody respects Hezbollah as a fighting force more than the Israeli military -- they know them and they know their capabilities all too well. One more chance, but then I'll have to call on Botnst...
OK. Let me take one more crack at it. I think I've had an epiphany.

I looked at a map of the ME and found that Israel's land mass is about 8000 square miles. The 22 members of the arab league have a combined land mass of 5,200,000 square miles. The arabs (being the wily landlords that they are) took inventory and found that they were short, oh, about 40 acres in that 5,200,000 sq miles expanse. And when they looked more closely at the situation they found that a few jews were camping in the Shebaa farm area and singing Hava Nagila and drinking some Mogan David wine.

Now, honestly, does one need much more of a pretext than this to tunnel under the border, capture and kill Israeli soldiers, demand a ransom and fire 2000+ katusha rockets into northern Israel?

I think not!

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OK -- I see you're going to need a push, so here's a really big one. If Hezbollah was not firing rockets into Israel, the fight would be along a single front against and defined by a vastly superior opponent. Can you not see how the random rocket fire provides a tactical advantage to the Hezbollah militia?

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Wrong.

It provides nothing of tactical value.

It has not killed any military personal (zero) or struck any military targets (zero) but it did succeed in killing an Israeli grandmother and her grandchild so I guess that's something worth bragging about.

It's simply a weapen of terror for the Israeli civilian popluation.

Sorry. Try again.
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The tactical value is obvious. Without the rockets, the battle would already be lost. If you fail to see that, I cannot help you.

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Wrong.



It has not killed any military personal (zero) or struck any military targets (zero)



Sorry. Try again.
ALL who live in Israel are MIlitary or Military support personal.

They STOLE the land & are ignorant enuff to OCCUPY it.

Their all guilty & should stop being Nazi-Like Terrorists.

Peace in the ME will happen once Israel has been exterminated.
I suggest they move out while they can....


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