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Submitted by David (United States), Oct 19, 2022 at 16:05

Indeed Dr. Pipes. Thank you again for graciously posting my comment despite its acerbity. I don't see how the administration is tougher on the CCP than its predecessor, but it has maintained the predecessor's tariffs indeed. The predecessor was also ingratiating to Erdogan, and the administration has made gestures toward the Armenians but I have not seen any evidence to indicate any interest whatsoever in the Kurds. I also question the motives of the half-hearted gestures toward Armenia. Hmmm, Azerbaijan is a friend of Israel. Coincidence?
In any case I'm commenting more on certain omissions than on the observations. What is your opinion, if I dare ask, about the seemingly unstoppable agreement now with "Lebanon?" I've noticed that certain esteemed individuals in Israel's security establishment have deemed the agreement to be worthy. There have been a few dissenters such as former General Uzi Dayan, but most of the criticism on the professional level, comes from a handful of Israeli "Orientalists" such as Dr. Mordechai Kedar. I'm curious as to what your opinion is on this subject. And apologies for the bitter tone of my prior remark.


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