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  •  I suppose my real point (1+ / 0-)
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    is that treating them as psychologically disturbed is very probably underestimating them and that never works out well.

    I'm also suspecting that they may be the catalyst for what is happening on both sides in Gaza right now.

    ISIS has closed off the overland supply route for Iranian support for Hamas. In the couple of months since that happened it has become evident that they are not going to be defeated easily or quickly.

    That has left Hamas with dwindling supplies and other support and they may have reached the point where they had to use them or lose the people.

    Hence the suicidal launching of mass rockets. It is better to be martyrs and held deeply in the hearts of the people than to meekly surrender. The anger and support that (apparently most) Gazans still have for Hamas testifies to that.

    Meanwhile, Israel has realised that at some point, perhaps quite soon, they are going to have to deal with ISIS on their own border and that it is not going to be a pushover either, especially with IDF resources stretched and depleted.

    So to make sure that Hamas can't take advantage of a war on the Syrian border, the IDF is going to push them all in to the sea.

    Its a horror story and it will not end well, but its the only thing that makes any sense of it to me.

    Until inauguration day The USA is in the greatest danger it has ever experienced.

    by Deep Dark on Mon Aug 04, 2014 at 01:30:28 PM PDT

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