WHEN THE NAILS ARE ALL GONE…?

November 16th, 2012

Yousef Munayyer writes:

Israel does not like to admit it doesn’t have the military might to accomplish something. But when it comes to relations with Palestinians, and with Gaza in particular, there is no military solution.

Israel has tried assassinating Palestinian leaders for decades but the resistance persists. Israel launched a devastating and brutal war on Gaza from 2008 to 2009 killing 1,400 people, mostly civilians, but the resistance persists.

Why, then, would Israel choose to revert to a failed strategy that will undoubtedly only escalate the situation? Because it is far easier for politicians to lie to voters, vilify their adversaries, and tell them ‘we will hit them hard’ than to come clean and say instead, ‘we’ve failed and there is no military solution to this problem.’

Stephen Walt concludes:

And please: The issue is not about whether Israel has the right to defend itself. Of course it does. But what it doesn’t have is the right to use disproportionate force in order to maintain an unjustified and illegal occupation and the subjugation of millions of Palestinians, which is the taproot from which these events spring.

Glenn Greenwald also suggests: Assassinating The Chance For Calm and How Israel shattered Gaza truce leading to escalating death and tragedy: a timeline

One Response to “WHEN THE NAILS ARE ALL GONE…?”

  1. ryan says:

    Israel can go as far as it chooses to go.
    I would prefer the U.S. lend it no aid for the consequences of this, regardless.

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