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What is the end game strategy?

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Submitted by Mel Weintraub (United States), Jul 18, 2006 at 19:32

Daniel Pipes comments seem appropriate if speaking about a power like the U.S. I thought Oslo was worth a try. I wasn't as sure for the pull out of Gaza. Israel's resources are limited. It's main support is the U.S., which can run hot and cold.

Remembering how the U.S. delayed resupplying Israel during the Yom Kippur War does not give me a warm and fuzzy feeling. Israel must be careful in undertaking a long and/or extended military operation. By extended I'm talking about Israel hitting Syria and/or Iran.

Without the U.S. and other countries putting military pressure on Syria and Iran I don't see the situation getting resolved. I hate to think of the kind of incentives that would get the other nations committed to a military solution. Israel and Jews generally have survived by muddling through. It's an ugly and costly way to achieve survival, but it seems to work.

Mel Weintraub

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