69 million page views

What is the end game strategy?

Reader comment on item: Israel's Unnecessary War in Lebanon

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


Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2024 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)