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Return to deterrence: correct!

Reader comment on item: The Threat to Israel's Existence

Submitted by Abu Nudnik (Canada), Jul 15, 2009 at 12:03

Up til 1991, Israel's standing policy was to hit back. Every attack was met with a counterattack. No exceptions. In 1991, Geo. Bush Sr. convinced the Israelis to stay out of the FIrst Gulf War. In exchange for giving up its deterrent policy, Israelis were given the Patriot missile defence system.

That was when Israel was put back on their heels. They have been there every since. Deterrence: immediate and without any exception, must be brought back.


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