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Submitted by J. Aranov (United States), Nov 12, 2008 at 13:34

Mr. Pipes, your analysis of the situation RE the 'Palestinians' is 100% correct.
Anybody who speaks about the, quote "peace process", unquote, is either
a liar, a fool, or both.

There is no such thing as the "peace process". It has no more existence than
a unicorn, which exists only in fantasies.
What DOES exist, however, is a "war process". The war of Islam, Islamists,
'Palestinians', and their allies against Jews, Christians, the West, and all of non-
-Muslim mankind, was, and is, constant and never-ending. It has existed for more
than a thousand years, and will not end tomorrow, regardless of any delusional,
fantastical "negotiations". The war continues, by any and all means, both subtle
and overt. If we do not acknowledge the existence of this war, we will lose it.

'Negotiations' and the phony 'peace process' are but two more techniques Muslims
use in this war, to gain advantage for their side. Participating in these shams does
us no good, and in fact does a lot of harm, and kills a lot of civilians. Condaleeza
Rice, and others of similar mind, are blind and deaf to this simple truth, because it
does not fit their preconceptions; they simply do not want to believe it.

You are also correct that the only way to end this war, is for the losing side to
surrender. The Muslim side has lost all of its wars, and it should, rightly,
surrender. However, Islamic doctrine can't conceive of surrender, so the only
two options remaining that will result in victory for our side, is killing a huge number of
them [ethically unacceptable to us]; or, to CONTAIN the Muslim world and its aggressive
tendencies. Normally, Muslim societies are backward, poor, ignorant, and powerless,
relative to the West.

This is still true, EXCEPT for the oil factor, which has given them
power and untold wealth they would not otherwise have. We need to work hard--very,
very, very hard--to remove this 'oil weapon' from their arsenal. Once it is removed, we
will be in a much better position to dictate terms to them, and not the other way around.
And you are correct about that, too.

My only difference with you, is that you think that a Manhattan-project-type of program
will get us free of their energy blackmail. This may not be as easily achieved as you think.
There are some implacable laws of physics, thermodynamics, and economics, that limit what
can be achieved here. Nevertheless, there is still much that CAN be done on this front, and
we need to start on it, yesterday. That "cheap foreign oil" that was talked about in the '70's
is starting to get awful damned expensive.
Please keep up the good work.

-JA, Boston, MA

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