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Views of Victory Valued in Cost of Victims

Reader comment on item: Poll: Israelis Want Victory, Preferably without Paying the Price
in response to reader comment: Palestinian Cohort and Demographics

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Jul 2, 2021 at 18:37

Israeli Victory ( Psalm 122 Revisited )
In the vein of the post topic, victory without paying the price is borderline naïve, if not fully recognized as a foolish premise resulting in not being able to rationalize the means to achieve peace through mastery of the threats; and coming to the full realization that Israel is not destined to be eliminated. But the cost to ensure that will come at a price none of the antagonists who desire to see that elimination do not realize they are on the endangered species list themselves.
It will make global warming look like a Mediterranean Beach party without the sunblock.

Reader Robert makes quite convincing arguments of potential tactics and strategic vantage points in which Israel possibly could have used for at least a little while; but the caveat. This would have made more sense had the recent American election not been derailed and the continuing policies of the American 45th Administration would still be in play. Not now; not for a long time; if ever.

In the terms of economic advances bringing advantages to the 'Palestinian' masses, there is more than money to be costed in bringing the 'indigent' Arab populations to a sense of living in relative comfort; not all Arabs are treated the same and further, not all non-Arab Muslims either; if conditioning a receptive response is predicated on purely Sunni perspective in coming to an agreement (Abrahamic Accords) with Israel in allowing the Jewish State administering its rule of law in Arab affairs, this can be determined as antithetical to the Islamic voices from other sources who have more sway in Muslim sensitivities that are more persuasive than what Western influences are able to understand.

Israel's new coalition government is in the trough to learn how the complexities that they have voted in for themselves has more dissenting voices than the agents of influences coming from outside and the vortex this has begun will be so distracting that when the outside influences commence again (this may already be in build-up), defending the integrity of Israeli sovereignty will be compromised since not every one agrees what the true response should be, especially in terms of proper Judaic application of the Talmud, let alone the Torah.

No, Israeli victory will not be accomplished in this vein of thinking; and yet when there was the thought that incorporating and assimilating Quranic persuasions in view of assuaging the Arab affinities, this does even less, since if it is not all to the benefit of the 'Palestinian' question that cannot ever be answered, when does anyone expect those influences to surrender to an Israeli victory either. Anyone?

[As a postscript, attempting to reintroduce Marxist ideological sensitivities into the region failed miserably already; and even where there are insinuations of political compatibility, just remember how that worked so well in Afghanistan.]

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