Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Israeli Troops Cross into South Lebanon: Seizes chance to wipe-out Hezbollah

Despite being told by the U.S. they can bomb Hezbollah for only one more week, Israel is in no hurry to break-off the offensive.

Israeli Ground Troops Enter Lebanon
July 18, 2006

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel declared Tuesday it was ready to fight Hezbollah guerrillas for several more weeks, raising doubts about international efforts to broker an immediate cease-fire in the fighting that has killed more than 260 people and displaced 500,000. The military said early Wednesday it sent some troops into southern Lebanon searching for tunnels and weapons.

Despite the diplomatic activity, Israel is in no hurry to end its offensive, which it sees as a unique opportunity to crush Hezbollah. The Islamic militants appear to have steadily built up their military strength after Israel pulled its troops out of southern Lebanon in 2000.

Israeli warplanes struck an army base outside Beirut and other areas in south Lebanon on Tuesday, killing 27 people, and Hezbollah rockets battered Israeli towns, killing one Israeli. Five big explosions reverberated over Beirut early Wednesday, and missiles hit towns to the east and south of the capital.

At daybreak Wednesday, a small number of Israeli troops were operating just across the border inside southern Lebanon, looking for tunnels and weapons, the Israeli military said. The military did not provide any more details and gave no indication that action would be expanded into a larger operation.

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Mike's America said...

It would be absolute stupidity to just STOP this campaign before totally destroying Hezbollah's capability to continue fighting.

The terrorists are going to come back no matter what Israel does. Heck they would have kept coming if Israel had done nothing in retaliation.

So better to kill as many of the bastards as they can NOW, rather than fight them later.

Indigo Red said...

Absolutely agree, Mike.

Hezbollah and Hamas are losing again despite what they are saying to the press. On the international diplomatic scene the terror groups are complaining that Israel is hitting them and "make then stop!"

What a bunch of weenies! The Musselmen start a fight, then cry because the target hit back and bloodied their nose. Boo-hoo.

The best book I've read on Arab war fighting is "The Crusades Through Arab Eyes". Hundreds of years of the same crybaby crap. It happens every time, without fail.