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Concerns over Gaza

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Submitted by Mark (United States), Aug 10, 2014 at 02:40

Dr. Pipes.

I appreciate and enjoy your perspective on the MEast and other topics. Perhaps Iron Dome wasn't so great. It's become a "maginot line" for Israeli politicians like Bibi. I fear Israel's fear of sending in and losing troops. Nothing was ever gained without troops, i.e. Iraq. American and allied troops finally subdued the country. Hamas can and will close BG Airport, and terrorize the whole country. I also fear that if Jews begin to believe that the gov't can no longer protect them, they will start to leave the country. And once that starts, well, it spells the end of the rebirth of Israel.

I cannot understand, for the life of me, why Bibi didn't use a concerted attack from the East and the Sea, and divide Gaza up, surrounding Shifa Hospital, and controlling the situation and breaking up Hamas. I cannot understand why Israel postponed striking Hamas when they first knew they were acquiring missiles. I feel for the people in the south. They're alone-it's a horrible tragedy.

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