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The Israelis are ready to kick off to save one of their soldiers...
Army Ready To Attack
Updated: 12:03, Monday June 26, 2006

The Israeli Prime Minister has put his country's army on standby for a major military operation against the Palestinians.

This follows the kidnapping of one Israeli soldier and the killing of two others in a raid on Gaza.

Ehud Olmert said: "Let it be clear: We will reach everyone, no matter where they are."

Israel has demanded the release of Corporal Gilad Shalit, the first Israeli soldier to be captured in more than 12 years.

The Palestinians tunnelled into Gaza and launched a surprise attack on the checkpoint from the rear.
You have to admire the fact that they will go in to get their man. I am damn sure Bliar would not. So do you think it is worth a military op of that scale to get their boy back???
I do.
That's the kind of loyalty I respect. Go get em boys.
 
Despite agreeing with the concept of always doing your best to get your own man back, the real question is how many innocents are you prepared to slaughter in the process.

Peter
 
Maxi_77 said:
Despite agreeing with the concept of always doing your best to get your own man back, the real question is how many innocents are you prepared to slaughter in the process.

Peter

And that's the rub, isn't it?
Olmerts' quote: "Let it be clear: We will reach everyone, no matter where they are." sounds pretty sinister to me. Just how far will they take it?
This country has spent it's entire existence on the broken end of the bottle, and in that situation, it might be tempting to just say: "Kill 'em all, let God sort 'em out."
 

BeerBad

Lantern Swinger
Lingyai said:
You have to admire the fact that they will go in to get their man. I am damn sure Bliar would not.

I am not a Bliar fan but we did send in troops to rescue those taken hostage by the Bad Boys in Sierra Leon back in September 2000 which resulted in the unfortuanate loss of one of ours. And they had tried to negotiate their release first.

Gut feeling for me would be to go in with more than just tanks but after counting to 10 with lots of deep breathing it can only be a period of negotiation to give time to gather intel and get SF ready if nothing comes from talks.

Last I read Israel is holding the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Ismail Haniya, of Hamas, responsible for the soldiers safety. Wonder what their response to this will be? Most likely to further split the different factions in Palestine.
 

RoofRat

War Hero
Wouldn't it be nice to think that our government would do the same for one of ours? Good on the IDF, I say.
All Bliars lot want to do is court martial our guys for doing their job.
RoofRat
 
Maxi_77 said:
Despite agreeing with the concept of always doing your best to get your own man back, the real question is how many innocents are you prepared to slaughter in the process.

Peter


Innocents --yes however it appears the innocents are only deemed that because at the time no one has armed them with a suitable weapon . Warring factions committing acts of violence without identifying themselves rely on the 'innocents ' death /maiming or otherwise to gain even more world publicity and to possibly limit the retaliation .

Its a standard tactic of Guerilla Warfare----------

As for negotiation ---------biggest question in that area would possibly be who do you negotiate with!!
 
Greenie said:
Maxi_77 said:
Despite agreeing with the concept of always doing your best to get your own man back, the real question is how many innocents are you prepared to slaughter in the process.

Peter


Innocents --yes however it appears the innocents are only deemed that because at the time no one has armed them with a suitable weapon . Warring factions committing acts of violence without identifying themselves rely on the 'innocents ' death /maiming or otherwise to gain even more world publicity and to possibly limit the retaliation .

Its a standard tactic of Guerilla Warfare----------

As for negotiation ---------biggest question in that area would possibly be who do you negotiate with!!

So because some Palestinians are terrorists it is OK to kill any of them, just in case. The kids on the beach that were shelled a few weeks ago legitemate targets in your opinion as they might have grown up to be terrorists. It is OK to demolish a block of flats and kill every one in the block because you think some one who may be in the block is a terrorist. I would suggest that the Israeli buses blown up by suicide bombers is just the collateral damage from Israeli brutality to the Palestinians.

Peter
 

dondon

MIA
RoofRat said:
Wouldn't it be nice to think that our government would do the same for one of ours? Good on the IDF, I say.
All Bliars lot want to do is court martial our guys for doing their job.
RoofRat

Yep , get him out , Our Defence Secretary is a Human Rights Lawyer for christ's sake , I pity our squaddies , imagine having a fxxxxxxg lawyer in charge of you , would he back you up , I have my doubts :roll:
 

ThePunisher

Lantern Swinger
After he had oredered the bombing of Dresdon, which killed tens of thousands of civilians, Bomber Harris was asked to justify his decision by Churchill. Harris replied "Every city in Germany and all their inhabitants are not worth the bones of one British soldier."
That pretty much sums up my attitude. Priority must be given to looking after our own. Enemy civilians come a distant second.
The Palestinians are not, and never will be, our friends. So, to be brutally honest, I could'nt care less how many of them the IDF kill. Not our problem.
 
Peter --at the moment and ever since the formation of the Palestine/Isreal
State people have been getting maimed or or worse .


They still haven't settled it -- and no side can be blamed as brutal uncaring killing innocents etc cos they are as bad as each other .

Think the classic was when they flattened Yasser Arafats luxury abode--didn't hurt him but it gave him a bit of a nudge to do a heads up and listen

Fcukin hilarious!!
 
ThePunisher said:
After he had oredered the bombing of Dresdon, which killed tens of thousands of civilians, Bomber Harris was asked to justify his decision by Churchill. Harris replied "Every city in Germany and all their inhabitants are not worth the bones of one British soldier."
That pretty much sums up my attitude. Priority must be given to looking after our own. Enemy civilians come a distant second.
The Palestinians are not, and never will be, our friends. So, to be brutally honest, I could'nt care less how many of them the IDF kill. Not our problem.

Of course there are thos who have suggested that the monopolisation of resources by Harris caused the unneccessary deaths of many in the RN and MN as they did not have the required air resources to do the job. Also it has been suggested that Harris sent many of his own to their deaths on raids that in reality had little impact on the oputcome of the war.

Killing the enemy is only worthwhile if it saves lives on your own side and allows you to win, at present all the Israelis are doing is by killing Palestinian women and children is encouraging the Palestinians to pay them back in kind. After all this hostage soldier is being held to get Palestinian women and children released from Israeli jails.

Peter
 

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