10/1/2001 7:19:17 PM
Here's why the U.S. can't abandon Israel: if they do, Israel will be forced to attack and destroy the surrounding hostile countries in self defense just like it did in 1968. If this happens, Israel will win, something that is well known in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. This time it will mainly be Lebanon and Syria that pay the price. Israel is also nuclear capable, and they don't think they won't take down Iraq just for good measure, either.
The palestinians are flat out wrong because they believe that they can use bombs and snipers to kill innocent civilians in order to achieve political goals. They are using the media and left-wing press to make it look like theyre the vicitms, but even Arafat knows that it's not helping anything.
Isolating Israel will be the last thing that happens before total nuclear war.