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Thursday, June 29, 2006
Anyone wonder who's running the war?

Defense Minister Peretz has been rather inconspicuous these past few days except for mentioning that he will destroy some settlements, he’s clearly not involved at all.

Prime Minister Olmert sounded more and more like a broken record with his talk of potential threats and his continuing dream of a negotiated peace settlement, until something finally cracked.

I would venture to say that the army recognized the shock, inexperience and ineptitude of our civilian leadership in military matters and simply rammed through what they’ve wanted to do a while now.

Not a military coup mind you, but simply taking advantage of Peretz and Olmert’s frozen indecision and naiveté.

While Olmert floundered and faltered, begging for a negotiated agreement - doing everything he could to avoid actually hitting back, he probably reached a point of collapse from indecisiveness and it was at that point the army began putting serious pressure on him to implement their plan. I wouldn’t be surprised if the army purposely only presented him with one plan.

In his collapse he is finally letting the security services do their jobs, without giving clear political objectives (well he is, but it is limited to getting the soldier back and then leaving).

I just hope he doesn’t wake up and stop the security forces before they are finished (and finished doesn’t mean just getting the soldier back).

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Anshel Pfeffer of the Jerusalem Post notes the following. Despite the big show of force and overwhelming (?) entry in Gaza – there have been zero Palestinian casualties so far. Israel, as usual, has been attacking empty fields and structures (no matter how important those structures are), and has purposely actually avoided confronting actual live enemy targets (even safely from afar).

Pfeffer believes that the army is simply positioning itself to give Olmert and Peretz the possibility of a full range of options, with the complete understanding and fear and that Olmert and Peretz may simply not know what options they want to (or should) take.

4 comments:

Truth said...

Hey Joe,

Absolutely correct, I even have a photo we obtained of smOl'Merde being given help with the 'decision-making process':

http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/6271/merde3xm.gif


Truth.

westbankmama said...

I thought the same thing this morning - it feels like someone high up in the IDF is calling the shots.

Joe Settler said...

Anshel Pfeffer of the Jerusalem Post notes the following. Despite the big show of force and overwhelming (?) entry in Gaza – there have been zero Palestinian casualties so far. Israel, as usual, has been attacking empty fields and structures (no matter how important those structures are), and has purposely actually avoided confronting actual live enemy targets (even safely from afar).

Pfeffer believes that the army is simply positioning itself to give Olmert and Peretz the possibility of a full range of options, with the complete understanding and fear and that Olmert and Peretz may simply not know what options they want to (or should) take.

Scott said...

Hopefully the military will get the job done fast as I'm sure Condi and George are going to put and end to this pretty quick. (hack, spit)

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