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  •  LOL! "Israel attacks military targets" (10+ / 0-)

    During Cast Lead the IDF targeted virtual infrastructure and economic targets primarilly

    “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith

    by Lefty Coaster on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 02:09:54 PM PST

    •  Reports coming in about current Israeli attack (10+ / 0-)

      on media targets:

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      by jan4insight on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 02:40:42 PM PST

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    •  It's all IDF EVER 2006 Lebanon. (2+ / 0-)
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      corvo, JDsg

      From the wiki article:

      Large parts of the Lebanese civilian infrastructure were destroyed, including 400 miles (640 km) of roads, 73 bridges, and 31 other targets such as Beirut's Rafic Hariri International Airport, ports, water and sewage treatment plants, electrical facilities, 25 fuel stations, 900 commercial structures, up to 350 schools and two hospitals, and 15,000 homes. Some 130,000 more homes were damaged.
      I realize that this is about the 2006 Lebanon fiasco, rather than the fiasco-in-the-making we have here, but it does point out that the IDF is pretty indiscriminate in its targeting, apparently as a general policy.
      •  By which I mean that this sloppiness appears to be (1+ / 0-)
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        policy, not happenstance.  The IDF obviously has the ability to target a single car in a busy street (that's how they assassinated Jabari and started all this mess in the first place).

        They appear to choose otherwise when it's convenient for them.

      •  Something 'funny' in all this. (1+ / 0-)
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        There are in today's Haaretz two articles about the extreme participation of lawyers in IDF's target choices and other matters related to this operation, and an involved analysis of why it might be legal to bomb the building which housed the Government of Gaza, and media sites. It does seem that at this point, lawyers have been deployed to at least create the arguments for shooting at civilian targets concurrently with the shooting. And still another Haaretz article about why Israel might better rethink what it is doing, because thepictures of the murdered children, and a family of twelve which was at home when hit, are making it out internationally, and that international circulation is a battle which not only can Israel not win but which it cannot really afford even to have.

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