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The Myanmar Option.

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Submitted by Reynald de Chatillon (Australia), Mar 27, 2018 at 00:01

While I agree with most of the above article, where I disagree is in regard to the means of achieving an Israeli victory. Israel has tried just about everything to end this conflict: targeted assassinations, negotiations, appeasement and blockade (the IDF blockade of Gaza is nothing like the Royal Navy's blockade of Germany in WWII). All to no avail.
The recent events in Myanmar have changed everything and a precedent has been set. The Myanmar military have finally run out of patience with the terrorist attacks being committed by ARSA (Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army) on the Burmese Buddhist population and have expelled the Rohingya Muslim population from the country. There appears to be very little sympathy for the Rohingyas inside Myanmar itself, even Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has remained silent. This is clear evidence that Islam cannot co-exist with other faiths, even the most pacifist one of all, Buddism.
It is inevitable that Israel will eventually adopt the Myanmar option, otherwise they will lose their country within a few generations. Public opinion in Israel is moving increasingly in favour of this policy. According to a survey released in March 2016 by Pew Research Center, 48% of Israeli Jews think that "Arabs should be transferred or expelled from Israel." The percentage is probably higher now, as many Israelis are frightened of what's in store for their children and grandchildren. This fear of Muslim domination is growing,not just in Israel, but in many western European countries, and even in Australia.
As I mentioned in an earlier article, I don't think that the United States would protest too strongly about this policy, as long as the transfer of Palestinians only applied to Muslims. The current administration in Washington is probably the most Israel friendly we have ever seen. They recently recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital and began the procedure of moving the US embassy there. Also, anti-Muslim campaigner, John Bolton has now been appointed National Security Advisor. What better time to do this?
You once said that this policy of transfer of population is immoral and amounts to ethnic cleansing. No one objected, at the time, to the forced removal of millions of Germans from Poland and Czechoslovakia in the immediate aftermath of World War II. Why are Muslims so special? Is it because they are so good at playing the victim. Remember Deir Yassin in 1947 and Jenin in 2002.
I will finish with this quote by an old Australian politician named Jack Lang: "In the game of life, always back self interest over morality, at least you know he's trying".

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I reject your proposal. It's immoral and counterproductive.

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