Thursday, July 13, 2006

"We should not consider this a matter of days"

IAF deputy chief of staff states "This blockade will last as long as the conflict goes on."

The economic consequences of this sort of long-term action in terms of the sustained mobilisation of Israeli reservists remain to be seen. The economics of keeping the reserves mobilised is ultimately what led Israel to leave Lebanon in the 1990's, so this question has no doubt been on the planners' minds throughout the planning process.

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