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    • David
    • 07.10.09 | 13:54 (IST)

    To sum up : (part one) In the name of civilization and struggle against barbary, the free World should stop Iran from a getting a nuclear bomb. All right, and then what ? Well (part two of the speech), it's supposed to create the conditions for a "defensible peace". So : wipe out the strong guy among our ennemies (Iran) and we'll make peace with a weak and demilitarized Palestine. Wait ! This asymetric peace between the strong and the weak, Israel is in position to broke it since 1978. Since Egypt has been removed from the regional balance of power, the arab/muslim world is no match ! But despite this military superiority, Israel didn't take the chance to make a deal with the Palestinians. Why would it be different this time ? Why should the world help Israel preserve the strategic superiority on which that country capitalized to deny any rights to the palestinian people ?

    from the article: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the UN General Assembly
    First published 23:19 24.09.09 | Last updated 23:24 24.09.09
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