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Submitted by Rob Silver (United States), Jul 19, 2005 at 17:02

The dissengagement is not land for peace. It is land for increased Israeli GNP
It is land for strategic withdraw. Everything Sharon has put in motion makes the USA and Egypt responsible to keep the peace. Furthermore, Now Israel can opperate in Gaza with a free hand. by keeping war ships off the Gaza coast ready to blast gaza city to to the ground should Hamas start another war because that should be the understanding. But much more important Sharon realizes the only way to build up Israel now that the Israeli Gazans failed to populate the land sufficiently since 1967. Most of the settlements were younger than that.

Now Israel will be able to spend less money on occupying roads etc in Gaza. Unlike Oslo this is a strategic withdraw at least in Gaza. The West bank withdraw is to consolidate the settlements in place giving opportunity to provide a more stragegic positioning and also should remove weaker settlements which are easier to be attacked by the Palestinians.

The Gaza strip could now have its water supply completely cut off or its electricity or it could
be bombarded by sea, air and ground. The next time kassams fall Israel can let loose with everything it has and stop messing with pin point attacks because what does that say about the the palestinians. It says they want no peace at all so put them in pieces in one blitkrieg Jolt they could be wiped out as they should be when they attack a superior power. At that stage
they are not terrorists they are clearly a nation committing terrorist acts and so can be dealt with in equal scale. Before they were not representitive of the the Palestinian people. Now guess what after elections and renewed decision to cross the line they are 100% accountable as a people
That means no-one can say it was just a few extremists any more. No it is now 100% Palestinian and so if the Palestinian people want violence it will show. Israel can respond at 100 times the force level and be fully justified. That is one major difference and only a strong Israel will take the necessary steps to massacre the evil Palestinians because to kill children they way they target children as a nation. No country in the world should stand for it.
Remember the outrage from the Chechen attack on children at a school. Any such acts can justify martial law in Chechen cities and even severe bombardment of those cities should those cities be engaged in violent acts against russia. E.G how long do you think Kassams would fall in moscow before chechen cities were reduced to ash? not long I imagine. Israel too would be justified in utter destruction of Palestinian cities after they wage such war

Frankly at that stage Israel has the right to unleash every F16 and every missle becasuse they must be shown in not uncertain terms thieir acts will not be tollerated as a people.

At that stage Gaza could be re -occupied and the Gazans could be given a choice. Stop the violence or leave the land.

To make this more viable in the future a highly strong economically superior Israel coupled with a large return of diaspra will make dissengagement a necessary thing.
As I understand it Gaza cost Israel a lot in its GNP in protection costs guarding etc..

So it seems to me the payoff by the US/EU plus the potential of Abbas caring enough to either fight the Hamas or build homes and food suply sources for the Gazzans/PA teritories may at least slow the thirst for blood long enough for the Israelis to build up a great economy drawing in the Diaspra.

More important than the dissengagement is the Jewish Population incentives that do not exist.
It would be far better for Israel to increase its population by 10 times it current size than to hold on to a relatively small but troubled strip of land.

While Israel can not penalize the Israeli muslem and Druze arabs that live and work in Israel. They can start incentives to grow much larger families in Israel. Even cloning may not be a bad idea these days since Israel's greatest weakness is its low population. So wake up to the fact that 8,000 Jews vs. 1.3+ million arab muslims is a bad situation

Again this was not land for peace. This was strategic move to ensure Jewish majority and
segregation from arab muslims to provide opportunity for a USA/Egyptiion/EU responsibility for truly reining in the Palestinian terror monster(Hamas)
After dissengagement Israel can start complaining that now not just the PA is making trouble but the USA and Egypt have failed to prevent it. If the situation continues Israel can expect a real solution in reigning in the terorism or give notice that according the nation ethics something has to be done immediately. If nothing is done at that statge that would make the USA and Egypt out to be not too powerful and in such a situation one of them would have to act especially if Sharon is successful in building the economic ties to Egypt that appears to be in his plans.

So do not judge this as another Oslo because it clearly is not. The inclusion of Egypt and the USA and EU make this one potentially more manageable and more importantly reigning in the
HAMAS would play out possitively in any event.
The way to defeat the Hamas is to out flank them economically and with a much larger Israeli population and thereby stronger Israel. That will never happen if Israel holds Gaza now.

One thing should now be clear. The world sees population justification for ownership so Israel had best wake up to the fact that unless it gets its population way up relative to the non Jewish population of Israel it will be on the verge of destruction every day
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