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Arabs are not a threat.

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Submitted by Charles Smyth (United Kingdom), May 19, 2006 at 09:21

The Israeli withdrawal from the West bank will cause chaos to reign there, but this is simply the consequence of the inherent impotence of the Palestinian power structure, which has only itself to fight with, once the Israelis leave. This, of course, is what happens all over the world when the diversion of an oppressor is no more, as has been well demonstrated in former African colonies, in which endless civil wars prevail. So chaos is a given, when the oppressed, as they see themselves, have no proper philosophy to pursue, when they at last, have control of their own destiny. How the Arab nations perceive this is of no real importance because they are no more than nuisance value, at best, since they will always sell each other out when it comes to their own pocket. And the terrorists will be there anyway, so are simply an ongoing problem. The most important thing, for Israel, is to define its borders and sit back and relax as their enemies implode. This is what the Romans did in response to Hannibal for 14 years, after The Battle of Cannae.

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