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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

How To Achieve Peace In The Middle East

RESPONSE TO SOMEONE'S BLOG ON MILITARY AIRCRAFT:

Evan on 17 April 2007 at 10:56 am

I don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade here, but can someone tell me how some new aeroplane is going to help us beat al-Qaeda?

I mean, they don’t even have an airforce, right? Their preferred methods of attack are hijacked civilian aircraft, IED’s and suicide bombers. Real down and dirty stuff.

Some new killer jet with all the bells and whistles imaginable on it won’t stop those sorts of attacks.

What will win it for us, if indeed the conflict is “winnable” in military terms, is a political solution to Palestine, a complete re-jigging of our approach to dealing with the Mid-East (to starve al-Qaeda of its political air) and some top-notch intelligence and detective work (to find and catch Osama and his homicidal pals).

So, no disrespect to all the Curtis Le Mays on this thread, but air power didn’t win us the Vietnam War and it sure as hell won’t win us this one either.

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