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T-Ball War in the Middle East

Vernon43 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 5:55 PM
We can only hope that Israel will soon be able to acquire for their nstion some "lebensraum." The land of Gaza, the West Bank and Jordan are all God-deeded lands for the everlasting possession of the Nation of Greater Israel, of which Jewish Israel is also an heir. Nothing will ever come from the "two state solution" efforts under way in the hopelessly corrupt and feckless UN, an organization with world-view ambition nbut otherwise useless to the coming changes in the world.

Classical explanations of conventional wars run something like this: An aggressor state seeks political advantage through military force. It has a hunch that the threatened target will likely either make concessions to avoid losing a war, or, if war breaks out, the resulting political gains will be worth the military costs to achieve victory.

Wars then are prevented only by a balance of power and military deterrence: aggressors have to be warned that it would be stupid to start a war they will likely lose. If there are miscalculations or if emotions run high and logic is ignored, then the...