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    • Ivo
    • 08.08.06 | 21:36 (IDT)

    Thanks again for your response, B. Gurion, but: 1.I don't agree one has to wait until the chemical warheads to consider the well-armed, bunkered-down south, the way it just was, to be a threat. It's bad enough already, even too late, if you see the connection(s) I mentioned. The comparison w/Iraq is not good for several reasons & as far as I know, the IDF is divided on the validity of the threat (probably more in "my" favour). But OK, this war was provoked by one specific incident, one not necesarily warranting it. Still, it shows the Hizb. willing to go far, unprovoked, (in spite of the opposite being claimed, it's being said a major clash w/Israel was considered desirable by Hizb. & they prepared well for it). A deterrent is something you'd rather not use, it seems Hizb. is rather eager to clash w/the IDF, & I just don't believe they'd keep quiet even if the Sheba farms were returned. 2.You see no problems w/giving back the Golans this side of the 2.Intif. & in the present climate?

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    First published 00:00 08.08.06 | Last updated 00:00 08.08.06
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