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    • dean
    • 09.06.10 | 16:33 (IDT)

    It wasn't a counterargument, only an indication that there are some but that none was mentioned. Nor does the article deal well with the fact Israeli policies have strengthened Hamas in Gaza. It merely states it. (David Landau presents a much better case for that in this week's Economist.) You may be right though that ideas cross borders even when people can't but I suspect that there's a value in having experts on-hand to train bomb-makers and rocketeers, and charismatic types need to be on the scene to recruit and build teams. I may be wrong about that, but commentators should be knocking those assumptions down, not leaving them in place.

    from the article: Not by cement alone
    First published 01:43 09.06.10 | Last updated 01:43 09.06.10
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