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  •  The Arab states (4+ / 0-)

    Aren't intervening on behalf of Hamas mostly because Israel is digging a deeper and deeper hole all on their own.  Cynically, they anticipate Israel will emerge out of this greatly weakened, with Israel's key alliances also weakened.  They are skeptical of Israel agreeing to any substantive negotiations, and they expect a weakened, humbled Israel will be the result of this misadventure.
    Never think they are supporting Israel because they aren't intervening.  Of course they are going along with Israel's self inflicted damage.  

    •  Bizarro World (4+ / 0-)

      The Israelis are going to come out of this weaker and that's why the Arab nations aren't giving more than lip service to support Hamas?

      I'm not seeing it.

      The Egyptians hate Hamas because they backed the Muslim Brotherhood - they're happy to seem them killed.

      The PLO/Fatah, have wanted revenge on Hamas since they were overthrown in Gaza - they're pleased to see Hamas hurt.

      Hamas' leadership is being killed, its tunnels destroyed and its arsenal degraded.

      Hamas is backed by Qatar snd Iran - enemies of the Saudis, Jordanians and most of the Gulf States.

      Menwhile, the Israeli public has pulled together to back more and more aggressive operations as they've learned of the tunnel networks, the size of the rocket arsenal and the plans for mass attacks on civilians that was supposed to occur at Rosh Hashanah.

      So, I think your "logic" is completely off.

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