Let loose the dogs of war
The rationale is that you can't achieve everything needed from the air alone. That's true, but I'm still not happy about this. Its 1982 all over again, this is Israel's Vietnam. (I feel it's sacrificing soldiers for public opinion, in order to reach Hezbollah's fighters the bombings will take a large civilian toll from the Lebanese and sway the world's opinion against us. While unfortunate I can't choose their civilians over our troops, but apparently our government can. Is the government really more moral then I am?) He also says that Hezbollah suffered about 100 casualties and they are not reporting them. He also showed proof of how they are using civilians to shield themselves, cars with rocket launchers next to mosques and what have you.
There is also an alert of a female suicide bomber in Tel Aviv. This is from Israel's second front against Hamas in Gaza. Large police forces are being deployed and hopefully she will be caught. A similar event already happened a few days ago.
The tallest bridge in the Middle East (if I got that right) between Syria and Lebanon has been successfully bombed. Also, it's being reported that one of Hezbollah's main rocket launch sites against Haifa has been destroyed.
Long weeks ahead. I'm already starting to occasionally hear the rumble of jet fighters in the distance. If you've never experienced it, it sounds like a thunder storm is approaching from a distance, makes you think of Odin. For those of you who think this is a mistake (not strategy wise, but a genuine mistake) I'll leave you with these words: "One ought never to turn ones back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half." -Churchill
Update: female suicide bomber apprehended next to the Dan Hotel in Tel Aviv.