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Clear and present dangers

Reader comment on item: Reflections on Current Hamas-Israel Hostilities
in response to reader comment: When enough is enough – Israel it is time to take off the gloves and defend your citizens - no holds barred.

Submitted by Dan (United States), Nov 16, 2012 at 18:42

Israel needs to consider how the U.S. dealt with Soviet missiles in Cuba. They were a clear and present danger, and out they went. We didn't suject ourselves to years of communist incitement against the West, or wait until they were launched. "Clear and present danger" is not the same as "clear and present dead civilians." Hamas's missiles were not placed there for self defense and after they are taken out, Gaza must remain a demilitarized zone. Anything less is suicide. Ignore the press, it's a hot air balloon that goes with the wind.

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