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Thursday, August 17, 2006

              The First Result of the War
As I had written before, Israel's failure to destroy Hizbullah would have serious consequences in how Syria and others around would react. Today there is the first hint of that.
On the heels of what it views as a Hizbullah victory against the Jewish state, Syria is forming its own Hizbullah-like guerilla organization to fight Israel in hopes of "liberating" the Golan Heights, an official from Syrian President Bashar Assad's Ba'ath party told WorldNetDaily yesterday.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Syria learned from Hizbullah's military campaign against Israel the past month that "fighting" is more effective than peace negotiations with regard to gaining territory.
It seems that the Arabs are learning fairly quickly from Israel's actions against Hizbullah. At the same time, I am certain that Israel has also learned important lessons from this war. One of them is that airpower alone does not work well against entrenched guerilla positions. My guess is that when there is another confrontation with Hizbullah - or with a similar group - Overwhelming ground forces will once again be put into use.
|| Nudnik 12:46 PM
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