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The consequence of a Hamas Victory

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Submitted by Seamus MacNemi (United States), Jan 27, 2006 at 18:26

The Hamas victory will undoubtedly bring Likkud and Benjamin Netanyahu back to power in Israel. An outcome that doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out. Where it goes from this point nobody can predict with any certainty.

The likelyhood of renewed hostilities seems certain but that would be disasterous for any Palestinian hope of true nationhood. Israel may now feel justified in retaliating with real force which could include tactical nuclear weapons if the Iranians push to any degree. In any event The Islamic world would be in for a great deal of misery. I've heard serious talk of a nuclear Armageddon. Among the targets that would be a certainty are Gaza City and the Aswan High Dam along with Mecca and Medina, Damascus and Tehran.

One should never underestimate the determination of the Israelis to either survive or deal a death blow to their enemies. If there is to be a fight, you can be certain it will be a fight to the finish with no holds barred. It remains for the rest of the world to decide what it will allow. If there is no effort made to restrain the terrorists, the results can only be disasterous for all concerned.
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