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Hope is eternal!

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Submitted by William J. Sturm (United States), May 22, 2002 at 02:14

Israel is at war. A country at war suffers. If a country is attacked it has a right to defend itself. Whoever attacks you becomes your enemy.

If the Muslim religion was so great and there are 100 million Arabs worldwide, why don't they solve the 1 million Palestinian "refugee" problem themselves? They don't want to. They want to destroy Israel.

Dr. Pipes is right in stating that Israel's counter attacks have made significant progress to end the violence. Who cares about world opinion? Who really cares what the U.S. or the U.N. or whatever any other U's think? Israel should prosecute the war thrust upon it and win it.

Perhaps the response to suicide attacks should be increased. Find and prosecute and imprison the parents of the bomber who is now scattered around the earth in a million pieces. If that does not get their attention, then find and kill the same number of relatives of the bomber who destroyed the lives of other innocents. When one makes the cost/punishment too high for the fanatics this activity will likely cease. (Unfortunately we use far too much probation and pleas bargaining now days.) They may even sue for peace. I say Israel should accept nothing less than unconditional surrender.

Yes, even now there are more reasons to hope. The recent action to wipe out nest of evil has certainly had a marked reduction in these kinds of attacks. Bullies ultimately only respect one thing: superior power that takes them down.
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