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Diplomats and cease fires

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Submitted by Jeff (United States), Jul 14, 2018 at 15:50

Hi Ilbert,

Right, it makes you wonder how our diplomats manage to unlearn all the stuff most of the rest of us have always known. There seems to be a belief that human nature can be changed by legislation. I wish them luck with that.

You've probably noticed the calls for a cease fire always come with the same curious timing. Israel can absorb missile after missile, (aimed at nursing homes and elementary schools) and attack after attack without so much as a whisper from anywhere about a cease fire. But when Israel decides to fight back (dropping leaflets to warn their enemies first) then the world invariably starts screaming for a cease fire. Why can't we have a cease fire when it's the Arabs on the offensive?

If I ran Israel (which won't be happening anytime soon) I would announce now that the next war, if it comes, will not end with a cease fire. It will only end with a permanent treaty of peace. No cease fires. No 10 year truces. Permanent peace only. Those who daily extoll the glory of war should be careful what they wish for.


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