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Tens of thousands attended a mass rally to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the founding of the Islamic movement Hamas in Gaza City.

The spoils of war normally go to the victor. In 1848, the U.S. captured much of its western territory (including California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah) from Mexico in the Mexican-American war. Sometimes — as with Southern Lebanon, Gaza, or the 1938 Munich Agreement transferring the Sudetenland to the Nazis — land-for-peace turns out to be an illusory promise that only encourages military aggression.

Why is Obama so convinced that Israelis will now get land-for-peace instead of land-for-war?

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Originally published at The American Thinker.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. This whole land-for-peace paradigm is faulty in its logic. Land is real and valuable, while peace is ephemeral, not real, & delusional. It's based on a promise which is often a lie. Extortion is a better word for land-for-peace, because it really means "give us something of value & we won't kill you – at least until we want more payoffs." Why should Israeli ever fall for this extortionist bag of lies again? Hopefully, we've learned from our past mistakes.

  2. This whole land-for-peace paradigm is faulty in its logic. Land is real and valuable, while peace is ephemeral, not real, & delusional. It's based on a promise which is often a lie. Extortion is a better word for land-for-peace, because it really means "give us something of value & we won't kill you – at least until we want more payoffs." Why should Israeli ever fall for this extortionist bag of lies again? Hopefully, we've learned from our past mistakes.

  3. This whole land-for-peace paradigm is faulty in its logic. Land is real and valuable, while peace is ephemeral, not real, & delusional. It's based on a promise which is often a lie. Extortion is a better word for land-for-peace, because it really means "give us something of value & we won't kill you – at least until we want more payoffs." Why should Israeli ever fall for this extortionist bag of lies again? Hopefully, we've learned from our past mistakes.

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