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    The bell curve distribution f..., 2009-01-08 12:48:35 | Main | a smug farewell..., 2009-01-15 17:39:37

    The American peace has proven itself peaceful, stable, and durable, and must expand its circumference around the Levant:

    In the Israeli Knesset's official history of the Six Day War, their historians lay out the clear and precise justifications for invading and occupying the Gaza Strip:

    "Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser blockaded the Straits of Tiran on May 21st and 22nd to all shipping from and to Eilat; the area was open to Israeli ships under UN supervision since 1957, and Israel repeatedly stated that such a blockade will be considered as casus belli (justification for acts of war)."

    It should come as a surprise to serious observers of the region that since the 2007 imposition of the Israeli blockade on Gaza no proportional response has been elicited from the Palestinian National Authority. Rather than responding to a plain casus belli for pre-emptive action with overwhelming military force, Gazan authorities responded with symbolic gestures, launching meaningless rocket attacks with no significant collateral damage or sustainable deterrent effect. The Palestinian leadership has demonstrated all the courage of Neville Chamberlain in this ineffectual, boot licking response. In the eyes of more conservative observers it's even said that they lack the capacity for understanding force, afflicted as they are with the Chamberlain gene.

    America cannot stand idly by as this sad spectacle of self-destruction unfolds. Clearly generous training and military aid is necessary to establish the traditional foundations for a Pax Americana in the region. As long as there is not an arms race, there can be no hope for harmony. Even the most militant and dedicated of Palestinian political organizations are barely capable of hitting an empty field with the duct-tape spitballs they call "rockets". The armaments industry necessary for peaceful relations cannot be built in mothers' basements and hand-dug tunnels by untrained amateurs. For peace to flourish the Palestinians clearly need, just to begin the diplomatic process, hundreds of F-16 aircraft designated for self-defense and a parametric nuclear deterrent to offset Israeli offensive capabilities, as well an officer corps of US-trained military elites that can provide the leadership and experience necessary to guide any fledgling democracy in the 21st century.


:: posted by buermann @ 2009-01-09 12:21:44 CST | link





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