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  •  Endgame (0+ / 0-)

    Do people really not see what the endgame is? Israel doesn't see any good solutions - Gaza is cut off and they have no interest in it anymore, so it's gone - they'll just have to bomb it every now and then to keep down the rockets.
    Eventually, they are expecting the government of Jordan to fall - it's a minority government and those generally do not last. The portions of the West Bank that have a lot of Arabs will be incorporated into Jordan and Israel will keep the rest.
    Unlikely? Perhaps, but they are not going to pull back to the Green Line and nor should they, so that's the best long term solution out there.

    Language professors HATE me!

    by Zornorph on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 09:11:58 AM PST

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    •  Israel is the only place I know where the (3+ / 0-)
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      elwior, Fire bad tree pretty, poco

      spread of a urban area across a border takes with it the right of one of the countries involved to claim sovreignty over that part of the other into which the city has spread, and the further right to evict by military force the prior residents of the other side. Laredo and El Paso would never do that. Nor the part of the strip urban area between Seattle and Vancouver.

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