"Beware," the leaflets said. "The broadening of terrorist operations by Hezbollah will lead to a painful and severe response whose results will not be limited to the bandit Hasan [Nasrallah] and his criminals."
All the rhetoric of "careful" strikes is just that rhetoric. However, this leaflet dropped in Beirut and other towns is the first time Israel has admitted its vindictive nature in this war. The Israeli army has previously stated that for every house struck in Israel, ten will be levelled in Lebanon, but this latest leaflet seems to endorse a scorched earth philosophy. With every day, the illusion of Israel's "self-defense" looks more laughable.
I also posted this on Daily Kos and it seemed to generate quite alot of controversy.