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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

IDF had Hezbullah by its you-know-whats but Olmert and Livni let them go

A Hezbullah officer admitted tonight in an interview with Channel 10 that his men were within ten days of surrendering last summer. But Olmert and Livni accepted UN Resolution 1701 and let them go.
"The cease-fire acted as a life jacket for the organization [at the end of the Second Lebanon War]," a Hizbullah officer said in an interview aired by Channel 10 on Tuesday.

In the interview, the unnamed officer said Hizbullah gunmen would have surrendered if the fighting last summer had continued for another 10 days.

His statement sharply contrasted with those made by Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah on several occasions since the monthlong war.

At the end of the war, Nasrallah said his organization had gained a "divine victory."

The officer shown on Channel 10 said the organization's gunmen had been running low on food and water and facing rapidly diminishing arms supplies.

The officer also said that many Hizbullah commanders were ordered to hide before the war started, and that the gunmen who remained were forced to fire Katyusha rockets from inside urban populations because of the IDF's efficiency in destroying launchers minutes after a launch had been detected.

He said that when the gunmen relocated to cities and villages, they knew innocent civilians would be hurt as a consequence.
For what it's worth, there's a Geneva Convention violation.

Too bad Olmert's killer instinct is limited to things that line his pocket, and that Livni is too dumb to figure anything out.

2 Comments:

At 3:35 AM, Blogger Mobius said...

the organization's gunmen had been running low on food and water and facing rapidly diminishing arms supplies.

you mean like the IDF? because the boys in the field sure had another 10 days in them, what with having to break into supermarkets in order to eat.

say, are you a reservist?

 
At 8:12 AM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...

The IDF resolved its supply problems after the first few days.

I'm too old to be a reservist.

 

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