What Israel should have said to Hezbollah and Iran following the successful attack against their terrorist commanders on the Israel-Syria border was something like the following:
We have demonstrated that, when you threaten us with murder and plan your terrorist attacks, we can strike even your most senior commanders anywhere and any time. The Hezbollah terrorist commander we eliminated was - like his father before him (who we also eliminated when he felt safe) - one of the most evil men in the world who was dedicated to killing Jews. The world is a better place for his death, as it is for the death of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander who sowed state-sponsored terrorism throughout the world. There is no reason for any Lebanese or Iranian terrorists to be in Syria, let alone on our border planning attacks, and if any of you even think about coming close again you will meet the same fate as your colleagues on Sunday. As for any form of retaliation - if you even think about that, then we can guarantee a response 100 times more devastating than what you have seen so far. In the words of Clint Eastwood - go ahead and make my day....Sadly instead of that a "senior Israeli defence official" essentially issued a craven apologetic statement that effectively said:
"We didn't mean to kill your top men - we thought they were some petty criminals from a completely different terrorist organisation. So we accept that you now have every right to attack us but please, please don't as we promise we will never touch you again even though you are planning massive terrorist attacks against us from a country you have no right to be in"Who seriously believes that the actual statement makes Israel more secure in the long term than my proposed statement? I'd be interested to know if anybody can shed any light on the morons in the political and defence establishment who allowed the 'apology' to be made.