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Old 07-26-2004, 02:57 PM   #46
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Mismatch Between Israeli and Palestinian Tactics is a Classic Case of the Problems of "Asymmetric Warfare"

Israel's attempts to find a means of responding to suicide bombings by conventional military action against Palestinian Authority institutions and infrastructure, even though the PA itself is not providing the bombers, provides an illuminating example of the challenges of so-called "asymmetric warfare": the nature of the challenge serves to frustrate or defeat the tactics which in a more conventional setting Israel has long been able to master. And at least arguably, the tactics which Israel is using are working merely to radicalize the Palestinian resistance and to recruit new suicide bombers to replace those who have gone before.
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Old 07-26-2004, 04:55 PM   #47
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A few weeks ago Bill Clinton was in the Netherlands promoting his book and was giving a TV interview. In it, he was asked about the Israeli - Palestinian situation. While not directly mirroring this article, he did raise an important point. Europe has known these problems too (the IRA in Northern Ireland, the RAF in Germany, etc.). In all these cases, it was eventually resolved by the intelligent services and the police, not by the army. The Mossad (the Israeli intelligence service) has quite a reputation. Hopefully they can use it to get to the bottom of this situation.

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That's exactly my point Fighting terrorism is the job of intelligent services
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Fighting terrorism requires a concerted effort by all groups, its no use to shirk responsibility to the intelligence services because its too much. You need Intelligence, Law Enforcement and Millitary to fight terrorism at home and abroad, making the fight strictly intelligence is part of the reason 9/11 occured and I am damn sure that we should learn from our mistakes (example was the CIA plot to assassinate Bin Laden in Afghanistan however beurocratic interference between the CIA and Millitary prevented a proper hit team from being assembled, today they would be able to organize the operation a lot easier).
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9/11 occured because the intelligent services did a horrible job!

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