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Abdu Omar 1 year, 4 months ago

Keep Israel out of the fray. Once they are in it, the whole middle east will look at the peace deal with a jaundiced point of view. That isn't good!

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jhawkinsf 1 year, 4 months ago

Let's remember that during the First Gulf War, Israel was asked to stay out, despite efforts by Saddam to draw them in by launching Scud missiles into Israel. Despite the extreme provocation, Israel did indeed stay out. With Syria today, perhaps it's better to urge both Hezbollah and Iran to stop their support of the brutal Assad regime and allow it to fall. The best way to get Israel into this fray is to have Iranian weapons funneled to Hezbollah by way of Assad.

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Abdu Omar 1 year, 4 months ago

Do we know that for sure or did Israel just feel like bombing and killing innocent civilians as they usually do. No one is threatening their existence, not with the good ol USA behind them 100%. They just need to bomb, kill, burn and bulldoze to make it look like their are being threatened.

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jhawkinsf 1 year, 4 months ago

"No one is threatening their existence ..." Is that a statement you can make with a straight face? There are many players in that region who threaten Israel's existence all the time. They may not have the ability at this point in time, but Israel lives under the constant threat that those players will soon have such an ability.

" ...not with the good ol USA behind them 100%." Israel's very existence is a testament to the fact that people cannot rely on outside entities to save them in times of crisis. The world, including the good ol USA watched until it was almost too late. Millions perished. Maybe the good ol USA will be there during some future crisis. Maybe not. Israel's philosophy is to be ready either way.

Do we know for sure that the recent bombing was of a munitions factory? We're as certain of the target as we are of the bomber.

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