Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Israel vs Hamas (Day Five)

So much for the potential cease fire. The exchange of fire continues between Hamas and Israel. More Israeli civilians died bringing the number to just under ten and the dead in Gaza is now around 400 reportedly still mostly militants (though accurate numbers are not really possible right now). It looks like the Middle East is bringing in the New Year with a bang.

People keep asking when Obama is going to comment, but I think he is doing the right thing by staying out of it. He is not yet the president, and it is unlikely that this level of fighting will persist long enough for him to be president during it. I just do not think Hamas has enough rockets to sustain this level of fire for three weeks with no significant resupply likely. Israel will scale back shortly after Hamas does regardless of if Hamas' scale back is forced or willing.

Andrew Berman

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