Hezbollah on the Ground:Second Armchair Archon Prognostication

Here’s Haaretz, with an article mirroring the general knowledge — lots of Israeli troops fighting, receiving light casualties…

and yet, it’s supposed to be “heavy combat.”

Hrm… here’s what I think:  I think the Israelis have all the sophisticated night equipment US troops do, and they are generally considered to be good soldiers.

I think that Hezbollah is getting its ass kicked…

just like the Taliban is, difference being that there’s no vast supply of Israeli milbloggers feeding us the information that the MSM won’t.  (If you listened to those yay-hoos, you’d think we were losing in Afghanistan, rather than engaging in some of history’s most one-sided battles…)  Do the math:  otherwise, the only way to make sense of it is to say that these are nothing resembling heavy combat, but mild skirmishing instead.  Anybody here find the latter option plausible given the terrain?

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  1. Mike

     /  July 21, 2006

    I think you are right with the Hez catching all hell. Most of the big stuff they had is scrap in either Lebanon or Northern Israel (only the 122mm stuff left, big band but not the earth shakers the others were), and the IDF is using the hell out of their artillery (Yeah Redlegs! Get some of that hurt wholesale!) which is more responsive and much more accurate that the K-mart specials the Hez is using. I am all for Israel going in and cleaning some house. Of course our favorite UN is stumbling around and will probably muck it up.

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