The Syrian army is rapidly closing in on the rebels who are in control of the city, leaving a narrow corridor through which civilians are escaping on foot; Russian and Iranian support are tipping the balance in Assad's favor.01:04 06.02.16 | 1 comments
Context does matter. The Palestinian Arabs have never abandoned their hopes of eliminating the State of Israel, after having tried on a number of occassions with the help of their Arab brothers. Therefore as far as I am concerned, the State of Israel has no moral obligation to retreat to dangerous borders (12km wide in some cases while conceding the strategic highlands of Samaria). This is an unpleasant reality, but reality nonetheless. It should come as no wonder that many of the patchwork countries with adversarial ethnic groups cobbled together in the last century are crumbling. With all due respect to their high ideals, we should not let the international community dictate for us to commit suicide. The occupation is corrupting as AH has written on numerous occassions, but the alternative of relinquishing military control of many of these areas is far worse (creating a hostile enity right next door).