Hezbollah “A Formidable Foe.” Who Knew???
And now, straight from the cover of DUUUHHH!!! Magazine: Israel has found Hezbollah to be a tougher enemy than they expected. Heellllooooo!!!!!!!!
Let’s see, what’s that saying about repeating history if you don’t learn from it…and something about neurotic people doing the same thing over and over and over and being just shocked when they keep getting the same result.
Haven’t any of our world “leaders” ever read The Art of War? Supposedly it’s required reading for high-ranking military officers. It’s also part of the curriculum at a lot of business schools.
Apparently our leaders have read the repeated warnings to “Know Your Enemy.” They’ve read over and over not to underestimate the enemy. A country won’t be easy to conquer just because it’s smaller. A guerrilla group won’t be a pushover just because they’re poor or under-equipped.
So our geniuses have read these lessons, and they keep saying “let’s conquer this country; they’re smaller than us.” “Let’s send in a few missiles and take out this guerrilla group once and for all.”
How many times throughout history has this happened? In the 1700s, France and England both dismissed those ragtag peasants and rebels who were dissatisfied. And look what happened.
Every time we sent a few more troops into Vietnam, it was “OK, this’ll finish them off.” Didn’t happen.
Thirty years later, Bush and Cheney said “it’ll be a cakewalk. Our soldiers will be greeted as liberators.” Uh, ahem…
And now it’s Israel’s turn. “Let’s take out that ragtag terrorist group once and for all. They won’t be any match for our tanks and missiles.”