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    • Simon
    • 30.01.06 | 17:08 (IST)

    The thing is Bruce, there's stalemate. Like there was in Bosnia about 1993. One side has all the military power, and while the international community will not counter that military power, neither will it allow it to be used to crush the weaker side and allow 'peace' that way. Equally the complete inbalance of power makes meaningful negotiations basically impossible. As in Bosnia, the stalemate will continue until either the international community allows the Palestinians to be totally crushed (which western public opinion will not allow) or until there is some counter-balance to Israeli military and political dominance to make some kind of real negotiation possible. I'm not even talking about the rights and wrongs of the situation here, just the sheer practicalities.

    from the article: Looking back in anger
    First published 00:00 30.01.06 | Last updated 00:00 30.01.06
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