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Submitted by Abu Nudnik (Canada), Aug 5, 2009 at 12:20

"The mistake was Israel's failure to react to the Qassam fire, which sent a message of weakness to the entire Middle East." Oren isn't wrong about this point. Israelis, up to the First Gulf War responded immediately to all attacks on its territories. Then they took the missile system (Patriot? Arrow?) in exchange for security guarantees from the US, who didn't want them to repsond to Saddam's scuds and thereby "widen the war," probably, in part, because of assurances the US gave to its Muslim partners in that war that they would not be party to a Jewish attack on their co-religionists.

Since then, Israel has stood on its heels, not its toes and Israel has to be on its toes all the time. Now when Israel counterattacks it is made out to be aggressive no matter how defensive it is. Israel must return to immediate return fire and they must not stop until those who attack her stop. The world will soon get used to what it was already used to (and many admiringly so), that Israel will, without doubt or exception, retaliate to each and every blow against her sovereignty.

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Livni A Useless Idiot [122 words]DaveAug 10, 2014 13:25217066
The retreat from Gaza wasn't intended to bring about peace [128 words]Anon.Mar 25, 2014 18:50214007
the withdrawal was the right thing to do [64 words]Y Brandstetter MDDec 3, 2012 15:22201129
1Oren isn't wrong about one thing [192 words]Abu NudnikAug 5, 2009 12:20159688
As good as it it gets... [156 words]donvanMay 10, 2009 20:46155213
Israeli-Arab unity prophesied in the Bible [798 words]Michael S.Aug 19, 2014 18:32155213
religious wars... [116 words]donevanAug 22, 2014 12:03155213
What is "Western Civilization"? [113 words]Michael SAug 26, 2014 04:27155213
Islamism, the big nothing [344 words]Michael S.Aug 27, 2014 10:57155213
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1Kassams Shmassams [74 words]Julian SJan 21, 2009 09:04148635
Just another short sighted Israeli political hack/crook [666 words]Ken BesigMay 28, 2008 14:16130334
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would you visit a doctor?... [119 words]yuval Brandstetter MDFeb 19, 2009 05:36130334
Listen up.... [133 words]donvanMay 12, 2009 09:44130334
Give them an inch. [28 words]LynnMay 28, 2008 14:08130333
Really? [45 words]MostafaJun 2, 2009 02:51130333
Hmmm... [105 words]LynnJun 14, 2009 08:16130333
learning a lesson [71 words]Rebecca MouldsMay 27, 2008 23:04130254
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1Unilateral withdrawals. [31 words]M.D'SouzaMay 29, 2007 20:0895175
Coming around - albeit at a turtle's pace [29 words]David W. LincolnMay 28, 2007 16:1495046

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