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Pull Out Strategy

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Submitted by Walter (Canada), Sep 30, 2005 at 02:48

Sharon has either lost his mind or he is a shrewd strategist. I prefer the latter. Since enmity between the Arabs and Jews has existed since approximately 630 A.D. why would anyone anticipate peace after 1375 years of conflict. Anyone who understands Islam, and the history of the relationship between the Muslims and the Jews will surely understand that the Muslim nations will not allow Israel to exist as a nation. Of course Jews would be allowed to live under Islamic rule, provided that they submit to dhimmitude status.

Consider the present circumstances. Had Sharon gone to war or retaliated with severe measures against the Palestinians in order to end this on going conflict before the Gaza pull out, the world including the United States would come down on him like a ton of bricks. But now that Sharon has made this unprecedented gesture of peace, the world will be hard pressed to condemn Sharon if the Palestinians continue to target Israel with their bombs and suicide bombers as they most assuredly will and Israel retaliates with full force. Could it be that Sharon with this gesture of peace is setting a trap for the Palestinians that they will not resist?
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