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CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS

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Submitted by Abu Nudnik (Canada), Jul 20, 2006 at 16:11

Iran is, through it's proxy Hizb'allah, engaging in three tests: 1) missile tests in preparation for delivering more lethat (and possibly nuclear) payloads, 2) Israeli will: will the Israelis kill Hizb'allah or let them reconstitute another day with more dangerous weapons? 3) The international community: will they work with or against Israel to stop Hizb'allah (and isolate Iran and Syria)?

With a liberated Lebanon, Israel will have a considerably improved position. Syria, Iran and North Korea will be isolated. The terror factor reduced, the Arab moderates will feel considerably less constrained than before. With the Arab states obviously less ready to jump into the breach for the Palestinians, perhaps there also, moderates will be able to finally make headway.

Good things are happening but only If Israel doesn't let Hizb'allah off today to attack tomorrow.

By the way, Mr. Pipes: has anyone pointed out the similarity of the present situation to the Cuban Missile Crisis to Mr. Bush yet? It might be helpful

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