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To paraphrase Dr. Strangelove

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Submitted by Ken Besig (Israel), May 25, 2008 at 15:04

To paraphrase Dr. Strangelove, or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Live with the Arab Israeli Peace Negotiations.

First and most important of all, neither Syria, nor Lebanon, nor Hamas, nor Hizballah, nor the PLO, and certainly not Iran, the patron of all the aforementioned, will ever, ever sign a formal, legitimate, and enforceable peace settlement with Israel. Never. Their decades old and publicly and privately stated and avowed goals are the complete and absolute destruction of the Jewish State and the genocide of all our Jewish residents, period. Thus there are no Israeli concessions which can even come close to satisfying even the most minimum Arab demands.

Secondly and also importantly, Iran is quietly but formidably financing, arming, training, and supplying the armies, militias, and terrorist gangs of Syria, Lebanon, Hamas, Hizballah, and the PLO for their next genocidal war against the Jewish State of Israel. These groups make no secret of the fact that they are preparing for what they hope and pray will be, like the Nazis, their Final Solution for the Jewish State of Israel.

Finally, Iran is working day and night to become a nuclear power as soon as is humanly possible, and when Iran finally achieves the nuclear ballistic capability to attack Israel, and provide a nuclear "umbrella" for her proxies and allies, she and the above mentioned proxies and allies will do so.

But most Israelis, except for our Left wing journalists and some of our more corrupt political hacks, view the present Turkish mediated Israeli Syrian peace talks as something of a joke or at least a ritual, and believe that they have nothing to do with peace. Even more serious, Israelis actually believe that Iran is really behind the so called Syrian peace overtures as a way of drawing attention away from their nuclear program, and in the belief that so long as Israel is busy with peace talks, neither Israel nor the US will attack Iran.

Indeed, the Iranian leadership is well aware that for some time now Israel has delayed any military actions or reprisals against the Hamas in the Gaza Strip for fear that any Israeli military attacks would deal a fatal blow to the present Israeli Palestinian peace talks.

In any event, I am not worried about the Golan Heights being conceded, or the Syrian Israeli peace talks accomplishing anything regarding peace because I know that as soon as Iran achieves the ability to produce a nuclear weapon, those talks, if they last that long, will come to an abrupt halt.

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