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Sharon's defensible Line

Reader comment on item: Reading Sharon's Mind

Submitted by harry abrams (Canada), Dec 23, 2003 at 11:25

I don't often disagree with Dr. Pipe's concepts, however "Reading Sharon's Mind" misses a few key issues that Sharon has pronounced upon.

1) If Sharon's unilateral disengagement does proceed as pronounced, certain outlying settlements would be dismantled, however other territory in what could have been Palestinian teritory will be seized and annexed.

2) The dismantling would make for a more practical defensible line. I don't think that there would be any other substantial strategic changes. Israelis would still militarily control the air space and borders both for the "Palestine" territory as well as their own,
and you can be sure that control the major water aquifiers would not be relinquished to Arafat's Thugocracy or the fanatics of Hamas and Hezbollah.

3) There would still be Israeli military operations (of all kinds) on the "Palestinian" side.

The above is hardly capitulation to terror. A more consolidated and defensible "line" should require fewer military resources to patrol.

Harry Abrams
Canada
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