The Israeli army briefly entered Lebanon today, but it appears to be a raid targeting specific rocket positions rather than a general invasion.
And, contrary to Murdoc’s expectations, Israel floats idea to end Lebanon fighting. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said the fighting
would end when Israel’s two captured soldiers are freed, rocket attacks on Israel have stopped and the Lebanese army is deployed along the border…Israel had previously demanded the full dismantling of Hezbollah as a condition for ending hostilities.
There’s no way that Hezbollah is anywhere near “dismantled” after only a week of fighting and very limited ground action. It’s also hard to believe that Israel would be willing to accept the negative backlash this fighting is going to bring without scoring any major strategic gains.
Folks, they wouldn’t be bombing the Beirut airport if they just wanted their two soldiers back.
Meanwhile, President Bush is cussing up a storm.
Finally, CDR Salamander discusses the missile hit on the Israeli Saar- 5. Be sure to read the comments, including this:
This event is a stark reminder that the LCS cabal needs to face reality more than they are right now.