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Reader comment on item: Will Annapolis Renew the "Peace Process"?

Submitted by Donald W. Bales (United States), Oct 10, 2007 at 16:29

Why do people keep thinking that there can be a peace process?

Every effort (each one has been Israel making concessions with the result that they are rejected or if accepted, the Palestinian Arabs did not keep any of the agreements) has ended in losses of territory by the Israelis and increased or resumed violence by the Paletinian Arabs.
Until the Palestinian Arabs give up the violence, there will be no peace.Rewarding someone for bad behavior just ensures that there will be more of it.. The pain pleasure principle works in the lab on mice and rats and will work on humans, even stubborn and foolish ones if applied.

Do bad get punished. Do good get rewarded. The other approaches haven't worked. Trying a new one or reapplying an old one can fail no worse than what is being done now.

Examples, Northern Ireland the people finally got tired of the violence and realized it wasn't going to work. Perhaps, Iraq: The Sunnis learned that al Qaeda didn't really care about the Iraqi people and they have turned on the radicals. It took time for the lesson to sink in.

Donald W. Bales, Kingsport, Tn.

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