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It must be a miracle!

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Submitted by Ken Besig (Israel), Jul 16, 2008 at 11:08

The Arab Israeli conundrum has been so badly mismanaged by the Israeli side, that somtimes it seems almost miraculous that the Arab side to the conflict has somehow managed to avoid victory.

Certainly the Israeli side should have been hammered into the ground following such debacles and catastrophic idiocies like the Oslo Accords, or the hideously handled Israeli retreat from South Lebanon, or even more recently, the incredibly stupid and lethal Sharon disengagement/retreat from Gaza the Shomron, and last but not least, the Israeli loss of the Second Lebanon War of 2006. This list could easily be far longer, but for the sake of time and space I'll leave it as it is.

But somehow, with all the Israeli stupidity, lack of planning, lack of strategy, lack of serious discussion, and failed political, diplomatic, and even military leadership, the Arab side has still managed to avoid winning.

Of course the Arab side could simply be a pack of complete and utterly irredemable idiots and imbeciles who couldn't hit the ground if it weren't for gravity, but that's hard to believe.

I sometimes almost believe that both the Israeli side and the Arab side have worked out a modus vivendi whereby neither side will ever win, and for their mutual benefit, both sides work as hard as they can to keep the conflict going indefinitely.

Or maybe it is just a miracle?

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