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Reader comment on item: Rethinking the Egypt-Israel "Peace" Treaty

Submitted by Blackspeare (United States), Nov 22, 2006 at 10:08

Anyone who has studied Middle Eastern history and understands the Arabic mindset knows that there is no such thing as a "peace treaty"----only a "Hudna"----a period of truce between wars until one side is vanquished.

In the 25 years of the US inspired Hudna, Egypt has built up a formidable force and if Egypt could train and discipline their troops as well as the IDF (at least as in the past) then Egypt would be invincible. The question is who wants to dominate the Middle East more; Egypt or Iran? Fortunately for Israel Egypt and Iran are not aligned except in rhetoric.

The next general war in the Middle East should be the big one and fasten your safety belts, because it could be nuclear. But one should not disparage a nuclear war----just look at Japan, after two nuclear bombs, albeit small ones, devastated two major cities, and like the Phoenix, they have recovered quite nicely.

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