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Submitted by Jay1 (United States), Dec 19, 2010 at 17:17

Dr.Pipes seems to be making the point that in the Middle East,the tea leaf drama includes not only believe not what leaders say in puplic, only what they say in private to believe not what leaders say in private either. Makes you wonder if written peace treaties have any sustained believability.The answer is probably on a situation by situation basis on all counts.

Somewhere in Wikileaks was word that Syria has been all along arming Hezbollah. Is this Wikieaks true? Ill let the Dr. Pipes of the world be the final judges in historys situation by situation truth. But if true, in the next war, Damascus and Beirut ,for the purpose of guilty military targets, seems indistiguishable in culpability.And the point Dr Points makes about Arafat signing Oslo in public and privately continuing war? These days Abbas is privately acting like he negotiates anything and publically racking up state recognition along the 67 lines.Being true, Israel should be declaring with teeth and permanance where her borders will be. If as extreme as the Palestinian all or none behavior, Israel should go for as lofty a prize as possible.In a world where all bets are off,the final chapter of Wikileaks is in the hands of the writer.

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