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No, Israel Isn’t Losing
a War It’s Winning

Commentary, by John Podhoretz

Original Article

Posted By:Judy W., 7/28/2014 11:28:24 AM

One of the oddest tropes of the past week has been too-clever-by-half theorizing that Israel is losing its war against Hamas even if, from all accounts, it is winning the war against Hamas—by knocking out Hamas’s missiles from the air, destroying its tunnels on land, killing its terrorists, and going after its weapons depots. The only way it can be deemed to be losing is if you think the war is primarily a public-relations battle for the hearts and minds of people who already have a fixed opinion of who the good guys and bad guys are in this struggle.

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The information about young people´s opinion at the end of the piece is disturbing, to say the least.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: horacer, 7/28/2014 11:42:35 AM     (No. 9943109)

I doubt most of those under 30´s could find Gaza on a map. Israel is doing more than stopping Hamas. They´re sending a message to Iran and Hezbollah. Don´t mess with us.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: sternben, 7/28/2014 11:59:52 AM     (No. 9943140)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Malia2012, 7/28/2014 12:14:32 PM     (No. 9943161)

How can anyone be surprised that "young" people at the end of the article, (thanks to the "education" provided in this country), "think" Israel is at fault for defending itself? They get their "news" from anti-Semites like jon-self-hating-stewart on the "comedy" network, for Heaven´s sake! These illiterates are also the future "leaders" of America. We are in so much trouble in this country and it seems many just aren´t paying attention.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 7/28/2014 1:01:04 PM     (No. 9943243)

Podhoretz is just blustering, he sees it too.

Hamas is doing "rope-a-dope" with Israel, and Hamas might very well win *militarily* if this goes on for a long time, Israel will bankrupt and exhaust itself before even 5% of Gaza is actually destroyed. Not to mention international opinion, upon which Israel depends heavily.

Israel should have been about 10 times more violent than they have been - not 100 times and not 1000 times, but definitely about 10 times. Iran is watching. And ISIS.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 7/28/2014 2:09:05 PM     (No. 9943305)

Exactly, #3.

It´s one thing to teach the Theory of Relativity, but modern academes have been preaching and inculcating moral relativity-- which is of course absurd.

But this, too, is alarming: that people can exist in a state of moral ambiguity, having no foundation of truth.

And even worse, apathy is spreading and deepening with respect to morals and ethics.
A little physical discomfort compels these slugs to shift their weight just an eensy bit.

Roman soldiers, in the waning days of the Roman Empire, complained about the weight of their helmets. Not long before, the weight was eagerly borne, their greatest honor being to gain glory in battle for Rome.

I´ve never seen such vapidity, shallowness, silliness in such large numbers... and these people seem proud of it, more proof of their having been corrupted.

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