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Israel teeters towards a Vietnam mentality

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Submitted by Saul Stein, Jan 1, 2019 at 10:28

SO much of what you write here, particular when it comes to Jewish Guilt, reminds me of America's decline and ultimately its loss of resolve in the Vietnam War. We all know how wonderfully that conflict ended for American politics and most of all for the people of Vietnam, many of whom were slaughtered by their new North Vietnamese masters after we left.

History has shown that the U.S. is large and powerful enough to overcome those miscues. I fear that Israel does not enjoy that margin for error. Its defeat could lead to its destruction which would most likely lead towards the end of Judaism as a living world religion.

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