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Peace Plan - Icing & No Cake

Reader comment on item: My Peace Plan: An Israeli Victory

Submitted by Bill Narvey (Canada), Apr 29, 2010 at 16:20

Pipes' essay is a lot of icing without much cake.

He fails to explain what actions Israel must take to gain the victory he speaks of.

That means what will it take exactly in terms of military, diplomatic and political moves for Israel to force the fight out of the Palestinians, make them bend to Israel's will and to abandon, rather then put on the back burner, their own hate filled rejection of Israel's right to exist and their aspirations for Israel's destruction and taking all of Israel for themselves.

The tit for tat military effort Israel has employed in Gaza has not worked.

The greater military effort in Lebanon, even though more devastating then in Gaza, did not work in destroying Hezbollah, which is stronger now then ever before. It did not help of course that the world opinion weighed against Israel being even more forceful and continuing on.

UN Resolution 1701 ending Israel's war in Lebanon was filled with holes when it was signed and agreed to. Since then whatever substance was in that Resolution, leaked out long ago.


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