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Against the Strong Horses

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Submitted by Jay1 (United States), Feb 17, 2010 at 00:45

Dr Pipes is right that in the Mideast ,betting on the strong horse rules the day.His reference about the acceptance and tie to culture is interesting.The Mideast is a region of rather cruel or lifetime stronghorses.Such is their way. But in racing at least ,horses that are faster as opposed to slower ,also fairs well. If Israel has a shortcomming in this stronghorse world, it is that they often take too long to accomplish their goals even when they are in the right. They often loose the lead. For instance, the building ot their secure fence, even in deserved reasonable amounts of the territories, is taking so long, that the ongoing timeframe is confused as a more cruel event than the deed itself, or the deeds of the surrounding stronghorses.For Israels safety inspired goals,they should sit some of their democracy down, and get on with crossing the finish line. For at the end of the day, the idea is to run another race against the stronghorses.

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