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Lost Polity

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Submitted by Zentrist (United States), Jan 11, 2009 at 21:05

These words stand out in the article. How has Israel become a lost polity?

Fear, pure and simple. Fear.

Indeed, they have reason to fear the dire consequences of shooting first (at Iran)...or do they? Perhaps Iran, under Ahmadinejad, us just bluffing. The insecure often talk big. And strut around with nervous, even fake smiles.

This article fleshes out the pessimism voiced recently by Krauthammer, who foresees yet another failure.

Israel: In view of your great traditions and the creativity still within you, do the right thing at this noontime of history. I'm not sure what Daniel's "no-state" solution is, but I don't see why you don't follow this man's advice. Above all, use wisdom.

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