Is Hamas so stupid? They pulled off a massive attackI don't take your source at face value for credibility. But let's say, for the sake of argument, that Israel did some unpleasant things during Operation Cast Lead. Nor has Israel been doing any major operations since 2009. That is over 12 years. In that case it was terribly stupid of Hamas to start things as they have recently. So Hamas' actions are the predicate cause of the current troubles, not Israel.
that caught the vaunted Israeli security machine off guard.
They've made Israel's human rights violations prominent
on the world stage as never before. Criticizing Israel is
becoming more accepted than ever before. US hypocrisy
is becoming a political problem here. Western military
resources are being diverted from other hot spots.
I'm not saying they did the right thing. Much death &
destruction is a high price to pay. So stupidity is the
wrong assumption. The cost & goals should be