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Submitted by LeaNder (Germany), Apr 1, 2006 at 11:19

Eric Maass "Game Theory approach" sounds ingenious.

As a reply to our dear friend Daniel Pipes it reminds me of a joke one of my favorite math teachers told us. It's about a peasant driving his carriage up the hill using his brakes. Asked why he does this, since it makes no sense. He answers: That's the way my great grand father, my grand father and my father did it. So I will do it as well.

Military historians like Martin van Crevald seem to be hesitant if conventional warfare can be effectively applied to an unconventional army. As he and others have pointed out, this is not a warfare of state against state. And symmetric warfare in this case might only produce more asymetric warriors.

I am pleased that Israeli's have to decide on this issue, after all they are the ones that are killed, and the conventional approach does not seem to stop this.

I wonder if this approach could be used to find common ground among the different Israeli positions? Good idea, really. More suggestions along these lines.

shabbat shalom

LeaNder
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