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Victory Requires Knowin Who Your Enemy Is

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Sep 6, 2018 at 13:20

The fact is that the long Civil War in Palestine-Israel (...1946-1948-2018...) has been Militarily Victorious for the Jews of Israel. So now comes Pacification. But that requires knowledge of who the adversaries of Peace are. Here is a list of Concentric Circles moving from a Center:

1. Palestinian Refugees;
2. Arabs;
3. Muslims;
4. European Christian in the European Union;
5. The Labor Party under Jeremy Corbyn in the United Kingdom;
6. the special United Nations refugee organization for Palestinians only (UNRWA);
7. the United Nations General Assembly.

So "Victory" is misleading in this context because most of these realms require non-Military Strategy and Tactics. Furthermore, the greatest adversary against Israel (IRAN) is currently on the "Radar" of Donald Trump's "screen" and subject to "Economic Warfare" - which obviously isn't a military activity either, and Israel can just take mostly a back seat and observe until November 4, 2018, when ALL of Iran's oil resources of revenue will be subjected to American Sanctions !!!. Thank you, United States President Donald Trump. But I omitted one other adversary of Israel - mostly the Jews in the United States who aren't Orthodox or Hasidic mostly Lubavitchers. I would say that perhaps this is the same sad Jewish liberal mentality that existed and resulted in the HELPLESSNESS which led to the Holocaust which only ended in 1945, with 6,000,00 dead Jewish casualties now being the subject of rising Holocaust Denial, like that of PA's Abbas at the foundation of Palestinian "national" consciousness about 1982 (see his Thesis presented in a Soviet Union university). But he subsequently renounced it, you say?

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Civil war?

My assumption is that once the Palestinians give up, the others will be undercut and will have to leave the issue as well.

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