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Old 15th May 2019, 06:59 PM   #1619
Michel H
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Originally Posted by Ziggurat View Post
You aren't listening. That may well be what should happen. The problem is that it won't happen. Even if Israel does everything you want it to do, they will not get the protection that you envision. They will not get it because NOBODY gets it. Ever. The "international community" isn't capable of providing protection.



You're making excuses for why you're wrong, but they don't change the fact that you're wrong. Israel took a major step in the direction that both you and Hamas wanted. And in return, hostilities escalated, in direct contradiction to what you're claiming will happen in the future. The fact that they didn't go as far as you want them to go isn't relevant. They will never go as far as Hamas wants them to go, and at every step in that direction, Hamas will simply use whatever concessions they get in order to step up attacks. That's what they do, that's who they are. They won't change just because you hope they will, or think they should.
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The "international community" isn't capable of providing protection.
It seems to me you are underestimated the international community here, all the distinguished diplomats .... They were able to liberate Kuwait in 1991.
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Israel took a major step in the direction that both you and Hamas wanted. And in return, hostilities escalated, in direct contradiction to what you're claiming will happen in the future.
Israel moved perhaps 10% of the necessary way, in the right direction, and may not have seen a security improvement. But this does not really tell you what could happen if Israel did "its full job" (you cannot really extrapolate linearly, human psychology is too complex).

You seem to have a typically American viewpoint, saying that Hamas is somehow "very evil". But I suspect Hamas is actually more "like anybody else".
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