Monday, August 03, 2009


Cast Lead Benefits

Here is a chart (via Wikipedia) of the rocket and mortar attacks from Gaza over the border into Israel in 2008. There were over 3,100 rockets and mortar shells fired indiscriminately against civilian targets. The average, even with a five month 'truce', was 258 per month. Then came Operation Cast Lead which the IDF led into Gaza to stop such criminal attacks. Since the end of Cast Lead, at the end of January, 2009, roughly 200 rockets have been launched from Gaza into Israel. That's just over 33 a month. Hmmm. I can't find any figures about mortar shells launched into Israel. In fact it's very hard to find out anything about Hamas's continued war crimes against Israel since their smack down by the IDF.

Although I hate to judge before all the facts are in, it's beginning to look like Cast Lead might have been a success.


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