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Israel needs to play offense not defence

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Submitted by globe trotter (India), Sep 10, 2018 at 20:00

It is important for Israel to win because an Israeli victory makes the world safer. I had left the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai a few hours before murderous Jew hunting Islamic terrorists had descended into the city on that dark night in 2008. I still remember the sultry weather and the carnage that followed at the hotel and beyond. After slaughtering guests at the hotel they proceeded to the Jewish center in Mumbai specifically to kill Jews. The handler caught on tape talking to the terrorists promised that killing Jews was going to gain them far more rewards than anything else.

Now all this would not be possible if Israelis played offense instead of a timid defense where they feel secure just defending their territory. Israel needs to deploy the kind of lethality that would make it clear to terrorists that theirs is a lost and hopeless cause. Every terrorist attack should be met with 100X more casualties and devastation inflicted on the enemy. In the long run these actions save lives both Arab and non Arab.

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