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Is it a local Civl War - or a Jihad against the West?

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Aug 31, 2018 at 23:16

Dear Daniel Pipes,

I think David wasn't clear regarding the relevance of his points.

The 2 World Wars of the 20th Century were merely between the USA and Germany.
Similarly, since 1947 Israel has been not only
in a local Civil War against the Arabs of Palestine-Israel.
Rather, Israel has been engaged
in an International War against all those Arab and Muslim countries
who to this day refuse to recognize it - these aren't NEUTRAL countries.

Accordingly, Peace, or Victory, does not depend merely in Vanquishing the Palestinians.
That's what I read implicitly in the points that David raise.
It means,for one, that Israel's Enemies are not only the Palestinians.
And that's extremely important
because it has implications as to what Victory consists in.
It does not, therefore, consist of the Pacification of the Palestinians
wherever they are domiciled.

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