Maybe it’s a case of stopped clocks being correct twice a day, I dunno, but every so often those fools running North Korea get things right:
The U.S. already in September last year allowed Israel to purchase 1,000 GPS-guided missiles, called GBU-39, to be used in bombings on Gaza Strip. These missiles arrived in Israel in early December before the start of air strikes and they were the main means of strike in the air-raid, the first stage of the current military operation.
With this patronage of the U.S., Israel tightened the blockade of Gaza Strip last year and killed armed personnel of Hamas on November 4, which forced Hamas to resume its rocket and mortar attacks on the northern area of Israel.
This led to the total destruction of the truce which had been maintained, though perfunctorily, between Hamas and Israel from June 2008. Israel, as if it had been waiting for it, made it a pretext to carry its plan of massive military attacks on Gaza Strip into practice.
Israel and the U.S. are pursuing several political and military purposes through the operation.
A general election is slated in Israel on February 10. Yet the ruling Kadima Party appears disturbed over the scandal of the Prime Minister and the support rate to it is woefully low.
The Israeli authorities seek to stave off the crisis within the party and boost its “popularity” through the military adventures at the expense of the Palestinians.
From the military point of view, they regard the operation as an important chance of recovering from its miserable setback in the 2006 Lebanese War.
The current operation may be called the second war by proxy to be provoked by the present U.S. administration in the Mid-east through Israel during its eight-year office.
The Bush administration has tried by hook or by crook to turn the Mid-east peace process into an “anti-terrorism war” for establishing an order of its exclusive sway in the region, but to no avail.
The U.S. is trying to cover up its defeat in its Mid-east policy by means of focusing the world’s attention on the “terrorism” of Hamas and beating the drum of “anti-terrorism war” more loudly.
Full article here.
For the wit-challenged among my readers this will no doubt be more evidence of my Kim Jong Il-loving tendencies.