July 26, 2014 7:00 PM

War is not inevitable in Mideast

Prussian military strategist Carl von Clausewitz said that war is another means to achieve a political goal. The goal of Hamas and Islamic jihadists is to annihilate Israel and its allies. To some degree they’ve benefited from the United States’ policy of helping both sides in a peace process that does not rebuke Hamas’ desire to blow Israel off the map, but instead ignores this by trying to mediate a peaceful co-existence that is not forthcoming.

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