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The supply lines must be cut first

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Submitted by Aaron Nagano (United States), Aug 7, 2002 at 16:32

Unfortunately I cannot agree with Mr. Pipes that the Palestinian war is near its end. Any rational, self-interested person or group would see that the war is counterproductive, but of course it is sheer folly to believe that rational self-interest exists anywhere in the Arab world. (I actually believe that Saddam Hussein is quite rational, and that is frightening. Imagine if Hamas got a 400,000 man army.)

The Palestinian Arabs seem fully willing to continue their self-destruction so long as it takes a few Jews with them. The fundamental problem is that Saddam is paying $25,000 to parents who send their children off to murder and die while our friends the Saudis throw in a $5,000 bonus on top of that. Syria continues to lease its territory to terrorist organizations free of charge and Iran continues to act as the arsenal of jihad. The Saudis and Saudi-sponsored organizations still have their telethons and pass the collection plate around their worldwide Wahhabbist network to raise funds for terrorists. If there is little distinction between the Palestinian Arab population and the Palestinian Arab army, Israel cannot really defeat the army in open combat without mass expulsion. The logical solution is therefore to "encircle" the enemy and cut his lines of supply. That means removing the governments of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Saudi Arabia. It would not hurt to bring more pressure on the EU and the UN to end their moral support of Palestinian Arab terrorism, but that is a secondary matter. Short of kicking all Arabs out of the disputed territories and building a very large wall and moat, the only way to stop terrorism against Israel is to topple the four countries that make large-scale terrorism possible. This is what the United States must do.

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