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I fear the necessary victory will not be peaceful one.

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Submitted by Peter Hall (Australia), Oct 12, 2020 at 04:41

I really do hope Dr Pipes is correct, however I fear it will not eventuate that way. As with all things technology moves forward, and especially Israel's enemies to the North their military capability is increasing as is their experience in waging war. Arabs be emboldened with they new shinny toys and to divert from their failures to create a successful society, launch yet another attack on Israel So either and/or Syria, Iran, Turkey or Lebanon, will at some point in the not too distant future launch an attack on Israel. It will be a nasty attack, and many would say such an attack will be suicidal. The Palestinians will try and take advantage of this situation and add to the body count massively. The net result will be massive loss of life and a final defeat of the Arabs who call themselves Palestinians. They will be among the victims again, of failed Arab and Persian states using their cause as an excuse to distract their own populations. The stockpiling of 150000 missiles by Hezbollah, was not just because they love missiles, they got them to use them. The military build up of Turkey and Iran, and the mess that is Syria provides lots of failed states to look out for, all heavily armed by poor quality troops happy to kill Jews, instead of each other for a while. I hope it happens sooner rather than later before the military superiority that Israel holds is reduced. If Biden somehow becomes President, this would embolden the Northern hordes even more. Turkey is champing at the bit to reinstate the ottoman empire, Iran just hates everybody, and Syria, would love nothing better than to get the attention away from the mess it has been for the last 12 years.

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