IMO, the soldiers will be exchanged only for the new Hezbollah fighters that Israel captured in the war.....I must admit, that's only my hope. It is quite probable though that Hezbollah will also want to gain the release of the other prisoners as well.....we will just have to see how those negotiations will pan out.Originally Posted by Reffo
Now, with regards to your dismissal of my caution as just "psycho babble", feel free to call it a defeat if that makes you feel better. Personally, I would rather call it a defeat for everyone....certainly the Lebanese and Hezbollah but since Israel didn't achieve it's aims, then yes, a defeat for Israel as well.
You might think that I'm just quibbling and playing with words but just consider the difference between what I call defeatism which is: Finger pointing, recrimination, blaming, internal bickering and all that unproductive energy that comes with all that. As opposed to an organised analysis of what went wrong, drawing the appropriate conclusions cooperatively and implementing better solutions for the future. I know which approach I would prefer....Having said that, if there are people who need to be blamed, they can still be got rid of...if you get my drift....so long as those conclusions will be reached through a well considered analysis rather than through an atmosphere of a witch hunt.
Last but not least, I too must admit that I was wrong in giving too much credit to a certain individual with whom we both exchanged some posts. In your previous post, you suggested that I should heed the readings of John Galsworthy a bit more.....well mate......I think you were right....c'est lave