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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:01 AM

NYT: Gaza Without End

HOW does it end in Gaza?

This has been the issue with all the self-defeating Israeli military offensives of the past 16 years — Operation Grapes of Wrath in Lebanon, Operation Cast Lead in Gaza and now Operation Pillar of Defense, all of them, not coincidentally, initiated on the eve of national elections in Israel.

Gilad Sharon, the son of Ariel Sharon who orchestrated Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza in 2005, has an idea for an ending. He expressed it this way in The Jerusalem Post:

“We need to flatten entire neighborhoods in Gaza. Flatten all of Gaza. The Americans didn’t stop with Hiroshima — the Japanese weren’t surrendering fast enough, so they hit Nagasaki, too. There should be no electricity in Gaza, no gasoline or moving vehicles, nothing. Then they’d really call for a cease-fire.”

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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/20/opinion/roger-cohen-Gaza-Without-End.html

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Skidmore Nov 2012 #1
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glacierbay Nov 2012 #6
cali Nov 2012 #5
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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:05 AM

1. I don't know what to say.

I just don't. There is not one thing I can say right now that wouldn't get me shouted down or be hidden or get me kicked off of DU. Enough said.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:10 AM

3. I'm in the same boat sadly.

I know this may sound silly but bring in the Chinese as peacekeepers. That's as close as neutral as one could get in that region.

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Response to mwooldri (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:12 AM

4. you can't put peacekeepers into a situation like this.

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Response to mwooldri (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:15 AM

6. I don't think the Chinese would want any part of this.

 

They would be right in the middle of a bad situation and the potential for loss of Chinese lives would be too much.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:13 AM

5. I don't see why. I have no problem criticizing Israel

without making inflammatory comments.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:09 AM

2. My wife and I are staunch supporters of Israel

 

but we sure as hell don't think this is the way to force a cease fire.

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