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The Battle of Gaza

Bytheocean Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 5:22 PM
I think a victory was handed to the Arabs by including in the ceasefire that Israel would ease border restrictions to Gaza. That made it look like the Arabs had a valid grievance. Israel was not the aggressor. Israel should have said no. Border restrictions were pursuant to UN orders. Gaza has more than one border, the other one being Egypt.

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...