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Retreat means weakness

Reader comment on item: [An Israeli] Withdrawal Won't Work

Submitted by Andrew Gold (United States), Jul 28, 2005 at 10:39

Does anyone work for a company that's fighting against competitors? What happens when your company makes a move that shows that rather than expanding it is retreating? How do the competitors react? How does this affect your year end bonus?

When Israel retreats, she sends a message to her enemies: we are tired, we are exhausted, we give up. This emboldens the enemy to keep doing more of whatever was working. In this case, I expect terrorism to shoot through the roof as a result of this clear retreat that Israel is planning from Aza.

1300 Jews were murdered in Israel as a result of the 2nd Intifada. This time, it was civilians on both sides of the Green Line, in all places of Israeli life--schools, homes, restaurants, buses, hotels. You name the place, militant Islam attacked Israel there. In other words, Israel thought that a few soldiers dying was really bad. Well, Israel had no idea how bad could get.

Israel once again thinks that retreating from Gaza will save lives. Well, I expect the number of Jews to be murdered as a result of this move to be 10 times as bad as they could expect. Let's say 10,000. Until the Jews open their eyes, their punishment will exactly fit their flaw which is lying to itself in saying that it is doing something to protect its citizens. It is not, Israel is lying to herself and her citizens and everyone will pay the price of this lie.

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