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If they also feel the pain, the BS will stop!

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Submitted by Jason (United States), Jul 26, 2006 at 06:47

Donny, I have espoused a similar idea for a long time. Where your plan is a comprehensive solution and deals with the source countries, mine deals directly with the Palestinian terror problem. It involves making the terrorists' supporters feel the pain. However, there is nothing to prevent these two plans from being used in tandem.

In my plan, you start by placing significant numbers of 155mm artillery batteries aimed into Gaza and the West Bank, to be manned 24/7. Every time a suicide bomb, rocket, etc. goes off within Israel, the duty officer at IDF headquarters throws a dart at a map of Gaza and the West Bank. Wherever the dart lands within Palestinian territory, those coordiantes are transmitted to the closest artillery battery and a single 155mm round is fired. As soon as a casualty count is obtained (both dead and injured), the appropriate number of darts are thrown at the map. The coordinates transmitted to the appropriate batteries and one round is fired for each casualty. BTW, the number of darts gets increased every 30 days (two darts each after 30 days, three darts each after 60 days, etc.).

Yes, this is about as random, arbitrary, and capricious as it gets. You would never know in advance where the artillery rounds are going to land. Then again, neither would the Palestinians. It could be an empty soccer field, or a crowded market. The total lack of predictability would give them a good feel for what the Israeli people have been dealing with for years.

And please, I don't want to hear anyone whining about the "innocent Palestinians". There is no such thing: that's an oxymoron on a scale with "United Nations". These people cheer every time a bomb goes off in Israel, so they are as guilty as the goon who sets off the bomb.

In the end, you will have one of three results. First, the Palestinians will get the message and put an end to the terror (OK, I'll put the drugs away and get serious now). Second, the Palestinians will get stuborn and the level of retalliatory bombardmant will result in the complete anhilation of the Palestians. Third, the majority of Palestinians will get weary of the retalliation and will leave Gaza and the West Bank for Egypt and Jordan. Either of the last two will leave the Palestinian territories depopulated, which will definitely be a good thing for Israel.

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