Sunday, July 8, 2012

Another Speaker of Fluent Israeli:

"The next war [against Lebanon] will be different, and therefore we should stop it [get it over with?] as quickly as possible, in order to make things easier for the home front. This means carrying out a very strong attack against Lebanon, and the damage will be enormous. The Goldstone Report will pale in comparison to what will be here next time. There is no choice but to fight against the enemy where he is, and that is in the heart of a populated area. The IDF is preparing seriously and professionally for another Lebanon war. The response will need to be sharper, harder, and in some ways very violent. The next war will be with very heavy exchanges of fire on both sides, and so both need to make every effort to stop this happening. In the Goldstone Report, the community and the world tended to get confused and think that this can be done in a nicer way. It cannot be nice. Without the use of great force, we will find it difficult to achieve the aim, and the enemy should also know that." (Brigadier-General Hertzi Halevy quoted in Senior IDF officer: Israel is preparing for the next Lebanon war, Gil Cohen, Haaretz, 5/7/12)

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