Samson Blinded: A Machiavellian Perspective on the Middle East Conflict
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Israel may act against Islamic terrorist supporters by stealth

Collective liability of Arabs for anti-Israeli terrorism

Israeli-Arab war differs from other wars by degree. Every war involves civilian casualties, whether they support the war or not. During a declared war, civilian casualties can be minimized. But in a popular war, as distinct from a war waged by military, many civilians participate. Nationalist/peasant wars pit alien armies against terrorists hiding among civilians. Israel cannot fight such a war without Arab civilian casualties. Israel is engaged in such a war with large Arab civilian losses. Read more…

Is this Israeli terrorism? Yes, though the Muslim civilian casualties from Israeli reprisals are collateral damage, but the Arabs’ primary weapon. Arab terrorists target Israeli civilians. Israeli wrong eliminates the Arab one. Islamic terrorists do not bring their Israeli civilian victims to trial.