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external guarentor rarely works

Reader comment on item: The Three-Way Option: Arab States, Israel, Palestinians

Submitted by ajnn (United States), Jan 28, 2017 at 17:15

can an 'external guarantor' guarantee peace over a period of time in excess of 10 years or more ?

it has not worked before; note the UN peacekeeping forces in the Sinai (1957-67) and in Lebanon (1980-are they still there ?). Africa has not prospered with outside peacekeepers either. However, where the US has committed itself (w. Europe and korea) the strategy has proven more effective.

a strategy relying on the unique characteristics of the united states ("we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty") may not be fully sound.


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