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WikiLeaks: Israel Plans Total War on Lebanon, Gaza

The Israeli military is planning out massive bombings of areas full of innocent civilians.

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Nor will the United States be held harmless from the blowback in the region caused by another Israeli war of aggression. Before September 11, Israel hawks used to make fun of Americans who warned that eventually there would be hell to pay for the Israeli strangulation of the Palestinians (for the argument, see this posting). And, imagine what a war would do to gasoline prices and to the world economy. My deepest fear is that US support for Israeli militarism, and the terrorism that support inevitably engenders, will be what finally finishes off the civil liberties enshrined in the American Constitution.  

Juan Cole is a professor of history at the University of Michigan and maintains the popular blog Informed Comment .

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