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Monday, August 07, 2006

Random Thoughts on Escalation

How sad. The war is escalating and that is bad for civilians, but I'm not sure there is a way around it. Hezbollah and their puppet masters Iran and Syria seem to really want a war with Israel, fought in Lebanon of course, and that is what they are getting. The more Israeli population centers get hit with missiles though the more they (Israeli pop.) are going to insist on less restraint in the response. 'Make it stop by any means necessary,' will eventually be their cry.

The longer a war drags on, the more brutal it becomes. In 1940 the United States refused to bomb German cities, but by 1945 medals, not reprimands, were awarded to those bombers who dropped incendiaries on thousands of civilians..... and we correctly refer to them as the "Greatest Generation." Ponder that.

I'm with Dave Price. This is not going to begin to end until Iran and/or Syria feel some direct consequences.


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