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    • Colin Wright
    • 23.08.07 | 20:53 (IDT)

    'This indirect strategy employed by terror organizations facing a state that restricts itself to a direct strategy requires a new form of thinking that is suited to the times and the circumstances.' The author actually manages to imply -- even to take for granted -- that Israel is such a state. Deir Yassin? Kfar Kassem? Chantilla and Sabra? Gaza? Lebanon? The major leader of modern Israel -- Ariel Sharon -- cut his teeth on 'reprisal raids' into Jordan that explicitly targeted civilians. WHEN has Israel 'restricted itself to a direct strategy?' It openly -- avowedly -- does not. The whole enterprise was only rendered possible by the calculated use of terror to drive out the Palestinian population in 1947-48 -- and the process has continued unabated ever since. Israel does not 'restrict itself to a direct strategy.' Never has.

    from the article: Leaving the home front out of range
    First published 00:00 23.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 23.08.07
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