Originally Posted by Jayhawk
Simpleton nincompoops like you always try to believe the enemy's propaganda before they examine reality. I am not surprised, but you should be ashamed.
Let's seen if you can answer these questions for me:
Israel, itself, set two main objectives in prosecuting this war 1) release of its prisoners and 2) a halt to the Katusha rocket attacks on Israel.
Has it achieved either of these objectives by force? Or was the cease fire negotiated at the UN ? And will there be a prisoner swap , after all, that Israel refused at first to consider?
Of course Israel also wanted to degrade Hezbollah's military abilities in the south but did it actually do so to any significant extent? 240 katushas falling on northern Israel in the last day of war suggest to me that it has not.
All Israel has to show for this war (after burying its war dead) is a piece of paper from the UN "demanding" that hezbollah disarm. They have already said that they will not disarm and the Lebanese army and the international coimmunity lacks both the will and the ability to force them to do so. So they will remain fully armed on Israel's northen border and present an even greater threat in the future.
Furthermore hezbollah is now a "hero" to the arab population. They will certainly get far more recruits to their cause and may even become the predominant elective representative to the Lebanese government. A Shiite dominated, Iranian client state on its northern border, armed with modern weapons is what Israel is on the verge of facing today.
Some victory that.