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Submitted by William Kinney (United States), Oct 27, 2002 at 15:13

"Since the Korean War of 1950-53, the North-South confrontation along the 38th parallel has been perhaps the most consistently venomous and tense of any on the globe, with the North permanently menacing an invasion of the South. "

Perhaps. I think the Pakistani sponsored infiltration of terrorists over the line of control in Kashmir has been more venomous.

"In the 1990s, four Israeli prime ministers engaged in a "peace process" ..."

The peace process has been a land theft process. Yes, the backdrop for for Israeli Bible "land-grab extremism" has been Islamist generalized land-grab extremism.

"D├ętente in the 1970s helped build Soviet military power and encouraged Kremlin adventurism, culminating in its invasion of Afghanistan

The Kremlin kept finding that its Afghan puppet was going off track. Detente was good for us in buying us time to act naturally and progress. George Kennan could have been wrong. but he wasn't wrong. About the Soviet Union. However, You don't need me to tell you that this type of policy cannon work with Islamist extremism. We have to DENY them time, and keep turning up the pressure endlessly.
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