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Submitted by David M. Dastych (Poland), Feb 3, 2004 at 15:05

I don't understand what is the Israeli Government's real purpose to release hundreds of terrorists against a few Israelis (or corpses)? These Islamist fanatics will never stop fighting Israel. It's no use to appease them.

The present Israeli policy seems to be very inconclusive. On one hand, the IDF blows up the houses of the suicide bombers and carries out repressive raids against Arab cities; on the other hand - the Government acts against the national interest, releasing terrorists of the most dangerous groupings. The separation wall is being built to protect Israeli citizens from terrorist intrusions, and Jewish settlement homes are being liquidated.

The Palestinian attacks inside Israel proper (suicide attacks) cause deep psychological effects on the Israeli population (a sense of insecurity in their own country, social depression). If this situation continues, it will inevitably draw Israel into a new Arab-Israeli war.

Overall, it's an absurd situation. As long as Israel has a huge military superiority over the Arabs, the balance of power is in favor of the Jewish State. This superiority should be well exploited to assure security to the Israelis. But the time-factor counts here.

Have you heard of a Russian invention: a miniature neutron weapon? The Putin's administration is continuing the development of mini-nukes that can become an ideal weapon for terrorists (if Russians sell these weapons to them).The device is very small (the size of a football), practically not radioactive, hard to detect. The effect of the explosion is small destruction but strong pulsating neutron wave killing people and all living creatures. If the Palestinian terrorists could acquire such a weapon, Israeli population would be in real danger. I continue to check the information with nuclear scientists, before writing on this subject.

Israel has a nuclear strike capability bigger than France. With the German submarines they have now, Israelis can strike at Iran from the sea, as they struck against Iraq to destroy Saddam's French-built reactor (in the 1980's). But the nuclear might of a state can't prevent small, dispersed attacks by miniaturized nukes or by bio/chemical weapons. Therefore, the sooner that Arafat's "quasi state" be pacified or simply liquidated, the better for Israel and for the Middle East. A regional nuclear war could be a disaster, a doomsday not only for Israel (a small country) but for all Israe's Arab neighbors.

Consequently, Israel should not appease the radicals of Hamas, Hezbollah etc. but destroy them as soon as possible. The World shall protest, but it is insignifcant as long as Israel remains the winner.

The American (Bush's) policy vs. Israel is also full of duplicity: "road maps" don't work at all but are forced upon Israel by the U.S. and a talk about "peace" with a scorpion like has no sense (how many times he has lied?). The U.S. Government must clearly show who is the real ally of the U.S. and who is not. If Israel is an important ally in the Middle East, then all U.S. efforts should be made to assure security to the Jewish State (even if at the Arabs' expense). The moves to ged rid of the Taliban and of Saddam's regime were justified and successful. Why not to liquidate the extremists in the PA? Are they not dangerous enough?

Well, these are my thoughts (after reading of your last column).

Best regards - David M. Dastych
February 3, 2004 Tuesday evening, 08:55 p.m.
in Poland

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