From Cox and Forkum
Israel pulled back from its south Lebanon buffer zone in 2000 that it had established after Hezbullah kept attacking its northern border, ostensibly trading….land for peace. Israel pulled out of Gaza, giving in to demands to trade…..land for peace.
Hamas from Gaza crosses the border to attack Israeli soldiers. Hezbullah from Lebanon crosses the border to attack Israeli soldiers. Peace?
And Hamas and Hezbullah are surprised that Israel defends itself – it gave up land….it will not give up citizens. It will not give into blackmail or extortion.
Always remember – the most fundamental obligation of any nation-state is to defend its citizens. Period….and with whatever it takes. For if it doesn’t, why would the others want to fight?
And if one is going to fight, fight as hard and as much as needed….
Peace is not won relying solely on diplomacy or by giving up land or ideals. Peace is won by winning.