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Sharon's present against Sharon's past?

Reader comment on item: [The Gaza Withdrawal:] A Democracy Killing Itself

Submitted by Maureen Cote (United States), Aug 16, 2005 at 10:19

Dear Daniel,
Any speculation as to why Sharon would initiate such a self-contradictory and clearly suicidal move as to create a Palestinian weapons platform pointed at Israel?

All this talk, bleated mostly by our State Dept sheep, about "creating a Palestinian state and eveything will be solved" is nonsense. It is the beginning of yet more violence. Anyone who has lived in the Mideast knows that Muslims regard Israel as a "temporary aberration" that the Muslims will eventually erase -- as centuries ago they eventually erased the Crusader presence by using escalating levels of violence.

So what is Sharon thinking by weakening his defensive borders?
Submitting....

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Daniel Pipes replies:

I addressed this question head-on at "Israel's Wayward Prime Ministers." New York Sun, 29 June 2004, http://www.danielpipes.org/article/1916.

For a bibliography of my writings on the Gaza withdrawal, see http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/490.

DP

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