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Reader comment on item: "[Symposium] On the Strip: Where To Go from Gaza?"
in response to reader comment: Blackspeare, Hanging the Black Flag

Submitted by Blackspeare (United States), Jul 4, 2006 at 22:04

To paraphrase a well-known Ariel Sharon epigram: "Composure is also strength."

I am sorry if you found my comments to be over the top. I strongly feel that sporadic and excessive military responses serve no purpose other than to flame a volatile situation and begin to turn world opinion against Isreal.

Never negotiating with terrorists is a principle that Israel must follow inspite of the possible outcome. What is needed is not a measured response that shows weakness, but a coordinated all out assault on terrorists locations where Corporal Shalit may be held and if intelligence can pinpoint the location so much the better, but the response has to be decisive even if civilian lives are endangered.

The Israeli army was attacked and that is tantamount to an act of war. In this regard, the IDF response must be intesive and directed at military targets not power plants, airports, empty buildings, or purely civilian communities just to establish a buffer zone.

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