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The Battle of Gaza

fredjay Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 11:02 AM
When you gutless Limeys were chased out of the Holy Land by a few, tough Jews, you left the Arabs with canons and tanks and the Jews with handguns and a few old rifles. You buggers dreamed the Arabs would massacre the Jews and YOU would be left with your influence and gushers of oil. How did that work out for you, Pookie?

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...