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Quote of the Day

There is another name for “disproportionate response”.

It is called “winning”.

NickM of this parish, coming down firmly on the side of the IDF


  1. John Galt says:

    The reason I made this Quote of the Day?

    ‘cos It made oi larf :-)

  2. Julie near Chicago says:

    Not the worst of all possible reasons. :>)!

  3. Paul Marks says:

    But there is a lot wrong with “gradually increasing the pressure” – that was the method in Vietnam (and it failed – allowing the Communists to murder millions).

    Decide what you want to do and then DO IT.

    No messing about for weeks.

    That (the “gradually increasing the pressure” stuff) INCREASES civilian casualties – it dies not reduce them (as the people in charge insist on believing).

    “Paul the armchair general, attacking policy again”.

    Yes I know, I know…….

  4. Paul Marks says:

    What I fear is “political war” – tactics designed to “bring the other side to the table”.

    There is nothing to talk about with Hamas (or the forces of Islam generally) – no agreement signed with them would be worth the paper it was written on.

    Ditto the Marxists in Indochina – fighting to “bring them to the table” was wrong (flat wrong), a total misunderstanding of them (and of the nature of war itself).

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