10 August 2014

Obama’s Department of State Issues Absurd Rules for Israel’s Conduct of War

In an act that was as fatuous as it was banal, President Barack Obama’s Department of State issued guidelines for Israel to follow in the conduct of an existential war that has been raging on its soil since 2005. The constraining guidelines impair Israel’s ability to defend itself. Moreover, no nation, including the U.S., has ever conducted a war in this fashion.

If Israel would follow the example of America’s actual conduct in modern warfare instead of the administration’s attempts to placate the Islamic world by tying Israel’s hands behind its back, the war in Gaza would have been far more brutal and far more decisive.
Read the whole excellent article by Abraham Miller.