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Reader comment on item: How Serious the Strain in U.S.-Israel Relations?
in response to reader comment: War is good for these countries

Submitted by Mohammed Waza Khiddif Id'ullah (Australia), Apr 6, 2015 at 06:14

"I believe this would enable Islam to have the same fighting skills that the original 30-year old war allowed their Christian predecessors."

Miliitary technology has moved on quite a bit in the last 300 years. Muslim 'fighting skills' count for very little at 1200C.

".We must note that the West have not been able to defeat any Muslim nation in the last 2 decades (Lebanon , Somalia , Iraq and Afghanistan are a case in point)"

What stops outright Western victory is having to play by Queensbury rules and abide by the Geneva Convention. If these eminently commendable but ultimately abitrary rules were ripped up - then technically it would be possible for the West to wipe out all muslim combatants in a couple of hours. Unfortunately this is not possible because the colateral damage would be too great. However, as is well known - at times in the past the point has been reached where this factor in the equation has been set aside. viz Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Tokyo,Dresden.

Hopefully such a point will never be reached again - but who knows?

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