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Certum est Quod Certum Reddi Potest - Inevitablity of a Time in History - Israeli Victory

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), May 26, 2010 at 16:34

So, as we are given to listening to the air raid siren drills in Israel, broadcast by the international media, there is a sense of implicit urgency in just what may cease as a matter of debate, but now must be rendered in some form of reality-the Israeli victory we read of here. This reader, much to the dismay of some it is suspected, has been throwing electronic rocks into the synthetic surface of cyber water, causing a ripple in sounding a request for the preparation of the inevitable, for a very good reason. What will be happening in the Middle East, having taken its seed of conception from the activities of the enemies of Israel, will be nothing less than the escalated scenario postulated by many in this forum. War, in its most abhorrent form, is being prepared for the region, and though there have been delays, it is becoming apparent from some of the proposed antagonists that delay is no longer considered acceptable.

Some have taken Dr. Pipes to task for presenting his scenario, which being perceived by some as inefficient to provide some 'outcome to his premise,' yet they do so as it has been done so many time before, taking something out of context and reading something else to fit the ideology. In the case of the Jordanian perception, there is a dismal prognosis for any outcome of hostilities, purportedly that if the Israeli's win, they (the Israeli's) will become the people they are fighting against, oppressors with a penchant of dominance; this from a quasi-'Palestinian' point of view. Then we read of an Israeli's perception, that in an exchange shared with the Jordanian, there is a pessimistic common sense of a 'day after' in which there is a cessation of hostilities, but what there is following does not appear to be a relieving sense of victory and security. Given the propensity of humanity to make a mess of everything, even peace, such a pessimist's perception is not out of the realm of reality.

All appear to miss the point of why all this is happening. This reader has extolled, and cajoled about how the scenario in the Middle East is going to work itself out. And there have been the contravening points of view. Does Dr. Pipes expect a victory for Israel; so too does this reader. Does Dr. Pipes expect a valiant Israeli Army to defend itself against all comers? This is not so clear, but with all the preparations being made by the Islamic Revolution and its co-participants, what other than all out conflagration should be expected? The 'minor' skirmishes before now were nothing more than testing the resiliency and preparedness of the Israeli defenders.

In any discussion of a peace plan, the contention of a victor and the vanquished is resolved to the advantage of those who have the power to impose their rule. In history, dominance seemed to be the intention, such as we saw in the Versailles Treaty as one example. In another way though, when the Israeli army was able to fight to a draw and the 1949 line was scribbled in the sand, it was done in contradiction to the lessons of history and common sense. If we are to understand one aspect of this, we see that Israel did have possession of the Temple Mount, but surrendered control in deference to accommodating a concession that an Arab presence had Jewish historical precedence, which was in error. We see further, just as the early Hebrews found in their original possession of the land, compromise of the commandment to take the whole land results in failure to maintain the security. It is not merely a dictum, but a precept established in ancient Hebrew law.

This time, the Israeli's will have their hands full, for even more than in times past, failure to recognize that defending their land will involve more than ever, a realization that they cannot do it alone. And as they found in history, alliances will fail them as well. They will need to seek the only resource that will give them their victory, and the sooner they make that recognition, the sooner they will have their victory, and the peace of Jerusalem they were promised thousands of years ago.

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