Post’s Tom Ricks feeds the Arab/radical extremists conspiracy mindset:
“One of the things that is going on, according to some military analysts, is that Israel purposely has left pockets of Hezbollah rockets in Lebanon, because as long as they’re being rocketed, they can continue to have a sort of moral equivalency in their operations in Lebanon,”
The Pulitzer prize winning journalist should then provide intel that shows Israel being in complete total control over all the launchers, in order for them to arbitrarily choose which ones to leave intact. A very cynical, regrettable and unthinkable notion, that no Israeli would ever condone, civilian or military. This wild claim by Ricks is of course from an “anonymous source” and cannot be either proved or disproved, and thus ripe for any of the anti-Israel conspiratists, who just love this kind of nonsense.
The use of anonymous sources, is not the best way to gather news, if a person is unwilling to let his/her name be mentioned, the veracity of the claim is suspect. As a good friend recently said: “What would make this story a bit more credible, is to know where these analysts live”. I would add, …it would be good to know whether they are an actual living person at all. More here. KGS