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    • Yonatan
    • 11.06.06 | 11:45 (IDT)

    Don't you know that Israel isn't allowed to win decisive victories in its wars against the Arabs? In the 1948 War of Independence, the UN stepped in to stop the war before Israel could conquer the West Bank and Gaza. In the 1967 Six-Day War, the UN Security Council stopped the war before Israel could cross the Suez Canal and reach Cairo, or come down from the Golan Heights and conquer Damascus. In the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the UN Security Council (PM Golda Meir said under Soviet threat) stopped the war before the Egyptian Army in Sinai, cut off from supplies and reinforcements by Gen. Ariel Sharon, ran out of food and ammunition and surrendered. Now too, Israel is scared shitless of the UN and world public opinion, and doesn't dare take the military steps it should have taken long ago. Just one example: The Qassams hitting Sderot and the Western Negev could be stopped if the towns of Bet Lahiya and Bet Khanun, from which they are launched, were evacuated and flattened,

    from the article: IDF hard-pressed to pinpoint cause of Gaza beach deaths
    First published 00:00 11.06.06 | Last updated 00:00 11.06.06
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