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History repeating itself (think Sherman)

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Submitted by Samuel Tai (United States), Jan 8, 2003 at 02:13

This reminds me of the reaction among Georgians after Sherman's March to the Sea. Palestinians will only give up once they are truly and completely beaten, at the mercy of the Israelis. Then Israel can dictate victor's terms to the Palestinians.

Unfortunately, history is not encouraging at this point. True, the Palestinians will have been beaten, but they may then experience an analogue of the Southern Reconstruction, without the benefit of representation in the Israeli parliament.
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