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    • Jeff Northridge
    • 04.12.05 | 20:06 (IST)

    Howdy Lou; Although the Palestinian militants managed to cause a lot of trouble during the first three years of the al-Aqsa Intifada, they have also been losing at a rate of 3.5 to 1. Furthermore, with the construction of the security barrier which should be about half-completed by now, the Palestinian militants' and terrorists' ability to strike at Israel has statistically dropped down to less than 10% of what it used to be and falling as the fence gets longer and longer. Face it, the Palestinian military/terrorist option has fizzled out. The only thing that the Palestinian militants can do is to fire those homemade, glorified bottle rockets over the fence which couldn't hit the broadside of a barn. A recent report stated that 80% of all Qassams fired land on Palestinian territory and out of thousands which have been launched, only half-a-dozen Israelis have been killed by them. If that's your idea of putting up a "good fight", then I don't want to be on your side. And then you start to rattle the Iranian nuclear saber. Well, that's a long way off and if push comes to shove it will be Iran which is glowing in the dark not Israel curtesy of Uncle Sam.

    from the article: Beyond Yachimovich's view
    First published 00:00 04.12.05 | Last updated 00:00 04.12.05
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