Sunday, August 13, 2006

Northern Command Speaks

My friend Michael Totten (it is a blog friendship nurtured at Winds of Change where I have been a long time commenter and responsible for the occasonal piece - see the sidebar) has pictures and color commentary about what it is like for a civilian in a war zone. It will get your fear/adrenaline going.

He also interviews Michael Oren the spokesman of Israel's Northern Command and Dan Gordon. Here is an excerpt:

“Hardly any journalists have mentioned this,” Dan said. “But at the very beginning of this thing, when Hezbollah captured our soldiers, they also tried to invade, conquer, and hold the town of Metulla along with two other towns. And they were repulsed.”

Of course Hezbollah was repulsed. They’re a guerilla/terrorist army, not infantry.

“We do have one serious asset from this war,” Dan said. “Hassan Nasrallah got his ass kicked. And he knows it.”

“Did he really get his ass kicked?” I said. “The IDF fought Hezbollah to a standstill for more than ten years before. What made you think it would be easy to get rid of them this time?”

“This time it’s different,” Dan said. “This time we’re going in there to kill them. We are not trying to hold on to territory. This is actually working. We are not stuck in the mud. Oh, and here’s another tangible…Hezbollah-occupied Lebanon no longer exists.”

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