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The Battle of Gaza

Bondman60 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 10:23 AM
Fail, Ananymous. What do you think would be the current situation had there been no rocketfire from Gaza since Israel retreated from it in 2005? I'll help you out: The blockade would have been reduced or eliminated, Israel would not be targeting Hamas leaders, or firing artillery into Gaza, and instead assisting Gaza with economic development. That's all Israel has ever wanted. Hamas, OTOH, was created 25 years ago with the destruction of the Jewish state as its central mission, and so it remains today. A question, Anonymous: How many rockets fired on Israeli population centers is acceptable before Israel should respond militarily?

There was no uncertainty about who won the battle for Constantinople in 1453 (the Ottoman Caliphate), or who lost the battle for Vienna in 1529 (the Ottoman Caliphate). In the Civil War, the North decisively defeated the South. In the Battle of the Bulge, the Allies prevailed, and the Axis never recovered.

These days, however, the fog of war shrouds not only conflicts that are underway, but even conflicts that have halted. And so there is now a debate about the outcome of what might be called November’s Battle of Gaza.

On one hand, the Israel Defense Forces hit with...