Beyond the Cusp

September 10, 2016

Israeli Victory Is the Only Way to Bring Peace by Gregg Roman

Filed under: Israel — qwertster @ 11:23 PM

At his first security briefing, Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s Defense Minister, declared that Israel no longer has “the luxury of conducting drawn-out wars of attrition.” 100 days into his term, with no sign of the decades-long conflict slowing, it is clear that the time has come to apply that principle to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. In order for there to be peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors, Israel must win and the Palestinians must lose.

 

For most of human history, military victory ended wars. The Pax Romana, a period of 200 years of relative peace within the Roman Empire, began only when Augustus defeated Marc Antony in the Battle of Actium. When the North ravaged the South in the American Civil War, it caused the seemingly intractable conflict that claimed three quarters of a million lives over four years to fade away. The South, knowing it was defeated, never made trouble again. German and Japanese ill-will toward Western democracies in World War II rapidly dissipated, thanks to the bitter pill of defeat; friendship soon followed. (read whole article at MEF linked below)

 

Israeli Victory Is the Only Way to Bring Peace by Gregg Roman

 

Thanks from BTC to Middle East Forum and Gregg Roman

 

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  1. Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.

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