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Reader comment on item: Why Do Israelis Permit Hezbollah to Acquire Scuds?

Submitted by Ray Svenningson (Lebanon), May 7, 2010 at 09:38

Dear Daniel,

I always find it odd or hard to understand when someone (you in this case) can be so bothered with the people of the Middle East when they arm themselves, however, when it comes to Israel arming itself, you seem to think its ... at least, a non-issue ...

You hint that you would like to see the Israelis bomb, or somehow destroy all the missiles they can find in Lebanon to preemptively stop Hezbollah from using them against them. This leaves me wondering... would it also be okay with you if the Lebanese act preemptively to stop Israel from using their bombs? Surely ... you.. will agree that the Lebanese have faced much more hardship from Israeli weapons then the Israeli's have faced hardship from Lebanese weapons??

Daniel I'm not an expert on the Middle East at all. However, like you, I think that more violence and war is needed to bring about a peace in the Middle East. Unlike you, however, it seems quite apparent to me that the indigenous people of the Middle East are the ones who will be victorious in the end. I have a hard time seeing the Arabs ending up like the Native Americans... You know what I mean? How else could Israel and peace exist? You can't just steal someone elses land and expect them to take it sitting down. There are too many of them and now we see them starting to organize in a quite dramatic form. And the Persian element is a disaster for Israel. Who would of thought five years ago that the Iranians would today be in (at least to some degree) political control of Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq? Do you see whats happening Daniel?

Anyway, I just wanted to share these thoughts with you. You helped a friend of mine with his masters thesis so I thought I would have a look at your website. When I did I couldn't help myself... I had to send a little comment.



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