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Why Should Israel´s Response
To Hamas Be Proportional?

Investor´s Business Daily, by Victor Davis Hanson

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Posted By:SoCalGal, 11/29/2012 8:58:01 PM

Classical explanations of conventional wars run something like this: An aggressor state seeks political advantage through military force. It has a hunch that the threatened target will likely either make concessions to avoid losing a war, or, if war breaks out, the resulting political gains will be worth the military costs to achieve victory. Wars then are prevented only by a balance of power and military deterrence: aggressors have to be warned that it would be stupid to start a war they will likely lose. If there are miscalculations or if emotions run high and logic is ignored,

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VDH in his oeuvre. Military historian.

Trying to shoehorn this into 100 words is hopeless. You´ll just have to read it so that you´ll know why he calls it a T-ball war. For now.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 11/29/2012 9:18:53 PM     (No. 9040388)

When a punk punches the biggest kid on the block....a clock gets cleaned.

It´s the way of the world, it used to be.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 11/29/2012 10:23:21 PM     (No. 9040450)

Uh, no. Proportional means equal in effect. This doesn´t work, as the more patient, less worried about losses, faction merely ups the ante next time, knowing that it will only get back the same in kind.

What nonsense. The response has to be swift, immediate and overwhelming. If not, the ratcheting up will never end. War by attrition is neither humane nor right.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: oh-heck, 11/29/2012 11:29:51 PM     (No. 9040490)

For every rocket fired into Israel, fire a smart bomb back. The Israelis probably are entitled to another 200 smart bombs. After the first 100, the people will stop allowing the few militants left from firing from schools and hospitals.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Cortillaen, 11/29/2012 11:49:17 PM     (No. 9040505)

Hm, proportional response, eh? I like the sound of that. Israel responds in kind to each attack, launching, as their opponents do, their best munitions at random civilian population centers with no warning.

What do you mean "That´s not the ´proportional´ they want"?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/30/2012 4:35:33 AM     (No. 9040633)

Actually Gaza has one of the most densely populated areas of the world. If Israel got 60,000 Gaza style rockets and fired them back they would be pretty effectual.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: zoidberg, 11/30/2012 8:40:19 AM     (No. 9040872)

I favor a proportional response, with a proportion of 100 to 1.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: saguni, 11/30/2012 8:56:19 AM     (No. 9040913)

Poster #2: The response has to be swift, immediate and overwhelming.

Yesterday I was talking with some friends, and said, "There should be no reduced sentencing or probation for the first offense, come down hard and harsh to get their attention. The first and only time my then young teenage son broke curfew, he was five minutes late. I grounded him for five weeks...one a minute. After that, even if he thought he might not make it home on time he called ahead with a begging/excuse so he wouldn´t be punished again."

And yes, I was one of those mothers who drug the five year old back to the store to apologize to the clerk for taking a piece of candy without paying.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: hamrman, 11/30/2012 8:36:08 PM     (No. 9042177)

No give them the whole experience!

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