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Massive force

Reader comment on item: Israel's War on Hamas: A Dozen Thoughts

Submitted by Romesh Chander (United States), Dec 30, 2008 at 16:46

Arabs understand one thing and only one thing -- FORCE. Not only force but also massive and indiscriminate force without regard to the number and type of casualties; and it should be applied very quickly, say a death toll of at least 20,000 over a period of a week or so. Unless Arabs / Palestinians suffer another defeat of the type of June 1967, the conflict will go on indefinitely.

Next time around, Arabs will not have the stomach to face Israel. And if Arabs still had the stomach to provoke Israel for a fight, then another round of indiscriminate and massive force without regard to casualties. And that will solve the problem once for all -- either they live peacefully like civilized people in Gaza and Israel/Palestine, or they move elsewhere in the Arab lands.

Will Israel use massive and indiscriminate force? I must be deluding myself. I consider the current war as merely an 'incursion'. The problem with the Jews is that they are just too darn civilized people. You cannot treat uncivilized people (i.e., Arabs/Palestinians) in a civilized manner.

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