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Submitted by Lars Nielsen (Denmark), Jul 19, 2006 at 15:58

I fully agree, that Israel should restablish its deterrent policy from before 1993, but the problem is, that after the cold war, deterrence is no longer in high esteem anywhere. Everybody believes in appeasement, and therefore, Israel has to work quietly.

At this moment, U.S.A. has a president willing to support Israel, and therefore, Israel can retaliate, but what will happen after Bush, no one can predict. And there is very little support from Europe. This is why Israel has tried new strategies, and not because of hubris, but maybe because of fatigue from 58 years of war.

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