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A Petty Decision by Obama

willis9 Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 1:49 PM
Israel stops fighting before a peace treaty is signed because the international pressure gets very high as soon as it is clear that they have won and the muslims are demanding that they stop effectively defending them selves from aggression. Plus Jews are endowed with mercy and respect for law.
Dyadd Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 7:35 PM
No peace treaty means constant war - Israel was pressured into enduring a constant state of war? Must be some pressure. I am not sure that a policy that guarantees a state of war for generations (forever?) involves mercy.

If some "law" mandates a forever war then it has made legal a crime against humanity.

War that ends in a clear winer and loser is cruel enough war without end is far crueler.
Reginald10 Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 4:13 PM
And yet the terrorists persist. Seems like a good reason to exterminate them. No "new" talking points needed - just the ones used by the Arabs: Submit, or die!

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