Expect others to follow Operation Pillar of Cloud. Cessation of current hostilities is a ruse. Israel and Washington will invent pretexts to continue conflict. False flags will be used. So will manufactured provocations.
Hamas, other resistance groups, and regional independent governments will be blamed. The same scheme plays out in disturbing repetition. This time won't be different.
On November 21, each side claimed victory. As they say, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. It's toxic.
Netanyahu claimed Israel "destroyed Hamas' control over the Strip."- Advertisement -
Barak said "all the operation's aims were fulfilled."
Hamas political head Khaled Meshal said Israel's "attack failed and the leaders of the enemy failed in their adventure."
"Eight days of fighting forced them to give in to our conditions. The destruction left by Israel did nothing to change the fact that the resistance won."
After 64 years, Palestinians haven't achieved a single meaningful victory. At the same time, anti-Israel/US sentiment grows.
Global protests condemned Cast Lead. They erupted again after Pillar of Cloud attacks. Hundreds of protests occurred throughout the Middle East, Europe, North America, and elsewhere.