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The Time of Israeli Victory Approaches - But Not Without Remembering Who Gives Them Victory

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), May 19, 2010 at 16:56

After having read this discourse, and a number of the respondent postulations for and against the premise presented here, the conclusion arrived at by this reader is inconclusive, for there is trouble with the assumptions and a differing view of the contributing observations. This may be approached from a variety of ways, but we'll start from the only aspect that can be proved to this reader.

First, Israel is assured of victory, eventually. Only in the details of the process is there a problem of how they may achieve their final peace, but it is nevertheless virtually and conclusively assured.

Next, a problem with an assumption is observed. This may be this reader's opinion, but victory over the 'Palestinians' is not going to be over the 'Palestinians' only, for they are only the banner cause that the entirety of fundamental Islam fights under. The 'Palestinians' may host and harbor their warrior hordes, but the battle will, of a necessity, escalate once the fortunes of the initiating minor skirmish are determined to be insufficient to diminish and depose Israel from her ramparts.

From there, we notice a vacuum of resolve and resolute determination on the part of many in the Israeli camp, that there seemed to be a willingness to concede, even in a small gesture, some part of Israel's right to the land in which they reside, and in the means by which they would determine their peaceful place in the global scheme of things. In the reluctance of some to press for the rightful cause, there is an undermining of the will on the Israeli side, the same will mentioned in the article, and that has cost the Israeli's dearly.

Now the question is posed that in light of the defeat of the Germans and Japanese, how can the 'Palestinians' be exempt from defeat? The comparison is weak at the outset, for the German and Japanese military were supported from their governments of longstanding entity, the Germans of a former empire and the Japanese of an existing one. The 'Palestinians' have never had such imperial pedigree, and exist today as a by-product of international meddling in Middle Eastern affairs. The 'Palestinian' ability to be confrontational in these days of circumstances is as a proxy to the outside influences of Islam and the rest of the world, as the battle for Jerusalem in these modern times has always been.

That Israel has been weakened is a given, what with the leftist leanings of certain politicos who have shown disdain for the integrity and courage of the predecessors who were instrumental in the rebirthing process of 1948, the spirits of whom are certainly asking," what in the world are you doing?" Do they indeed fear a dangling sword?

At this time, this perception as told in Dr. Pipes' article of undoing the damage of Oslo and the miscues of Lebanon and Gaza is going to be hard, nearly impossible in the face of the pending forces poised to strike still again. The concern is real, yet as implied and implicitly to be anticipated, Israel will be taken for a ride on the dangerous side, after which the victory will be shown as another proof that Israel's only proven defense comes not from her own military strength, but from her Eternal Sovereign. In that, we are assured of her victory, and the will of her enemies deposed and their evil intentions abandoned.

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