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Submitted by Taj (United States), Nov 1, 2010 at 14:35

Mr. Pipes:

What is the point of Point #5? It seems to imply that there is some sort of argumentative importance to the US "denying" the tool of assassations to Israel, but this is a point poorly made or implied. There is no power in such a denial - if one actually even exists. If it does exist, it exists theoretically. Since 2000, Israel has carried out at least 25 targeted assassinations - 2 of them this year.

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I suggest you read the article linked to in #5, which fully explains my point.

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