My 2 Agorot On Israel
I can't say I'm 100% with Israel. But I am definitely 100% against Hezbollah. I agree with what Israel is trying to do, and I hope they do it, I just don't think they are doing it in the best way. Here are a few points.
First, is the point about rescuing the soldiers. I sure hope they are not going to war just to rescue 3 soldiers. I do appreciate human life, and I understand that these soldiers have lives and families. But how many people have to pay the price in order to save those soldiers? Israel alone has already lost 24 people so far in this war. Are those 3 soldiers worth more or what? And if Israel is going to war for reasons other than rescuing the soldiers they should say so and stop pretending. Which brings me to my next point.
Second, is the cease fire talk. Israel recently told some Italian official that they are willing to cease fire provided that Hezbollah return the soldiers and get away from the south of Lebanon. To me this indicates that Israel is largely into this for the soldiers, which I disagree with. This cease-fire is only a temporary solution. You can't do a half-ass job here, excuse my language. You either do nothing and wait for a better time to eliminate Hezbollah, or do it now. Rid the world of this cancer. If you don't finish the job now, it will come back stronger later on.
Third, is the bombing in Lebanon. I want to see a list of what Israel bombed and some explanation of how the target are Hezbollah related. We can't blindly say that Israel is bombing Hezbollah targets. And we can't blindly say that they are bombing civilian/infrastructure. Unless you're a member of the IDF or Mossad or something please don't make that call and acknowledge that you don't know. However, I sure hope that they are putting some effort into minimizing civilian casualties. If I was in their shoes I would try to specifically explain why I bombed each and every site. Israel is a civilized country and should exercise reason. Hezbollah, on the other hand, don't claim to be civilized and hence are not expected to show any reason.
ps: 100 agorot = 1 sheqel