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Groundhog Day: Middle East Version

wk2w Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 9:24 AM
Israel's action must be decisive to be effective. A cease-fire or truce will only allow Hamas to grow stronger. Perhaps the bigger problem for Israel is the apparent decline in support from other nations who now see her as the aggressor. This puts Israel in the uncomfortable position of having to eliminate this problem before public perception declines further. At least a recent British newspaper article reported from both sides equally. Forget about having "major" U.S. news organizations doing that.

In the film "Groundhog Day," Bill Murray wakes up each morning and relives the previous day.

A similar scenario is playing out in the Middle East between Israel and her enemies. The deadly "movie" always goes like this: Israel is shelled or attacked by terrorists groups, often called "militants" by the media, each one with the same goal: Israel's elimination. After demonstrating considerable restraint of the kind that would never be tolerated by any other nation, Israel fires back.

Suddenly, the world awakens from its indifference. World leaders, who said little when Israeli civilians were wounded and killed, now...