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Was the road map ever relevant?

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Submitted by Michael B (United States), Jan 19, 2007 at 03:49

It seems to me that to assume a peace plan will work, given the players in the Arab world, represents a gross misunderstanding of Islamist as well as moderate Muslim intentions in the region, not to mention the world. If I understand my history right, Islamist agression has never been stopped by diplomacy but rather by superior military force; and as it was then so it is today, whether in relation to the Israel/Palestinina questionor the war in Iraq.

What has diplomacy achieved? Ongoing conflict, because the intention of radical Islamic groups is and always has been the total destruction/removal of the State of Israel. This is public knowledge. This commitment on the part of Islamist radicals guarantees that no road map to peace will ever work as long as Israel exists; and to believe otherwise is simply to ignore the facts.

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