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    • Dror
    • 03.02.10 | 10:15 (IST)

    Though it's very true that others always take the place of those who had been assassinated, it's totally untrue that in the average case they will be better as implied in the end of this article. In fact, as the highly successful 2000s Sharon assassination policy had shown, a lower ability seems to be the average. It is not very hard to see why this policy will reduce the average ability of the leadership as the new military leaders that replace the old ones are usually younger and less experienced as the article states as well. Also, there's the little thing about the very negative incentive of being killed. Death appealing to only a select few, further reduces the number of able bodies to use as replacement. The assertion that the killings don't change the balance of power in the long run is merely another red herring, as it shouldn't imply that nothing has to be done for the short term, just because it doesn't help in the long run. Cheers. May we all live in peace and harmon

    from the article: Mossad killing of terror chiefs has little impact on Israel-Hamas war
    First published 03:01 03.02.10 | Last updated 03:29 03.02.10
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