Month: December 2008

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Targeting

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On December 29, 2008
Via Ackerman, Gershon Shafir: First, Israel is about to exhaust obvious and legitimate military targets, especially those available for aerial bombardment, even under their broadest interpretation. Admittedly Hamas never seriously tried to separate its political and military wings–unlike, say, the Basque nationalist ETA (who have had both the clandestine ETA and various incarnations of the […]

Reputation Summed Up

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On December 29, 2008

Serwer: A much commented upon statement from Marty Peretz, on the battle currently raging in Gaza: Message: do not fuck with the Jews. I’m not sure if this is applicable to international conflic

Discrimination

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On December 29, 2008
To be clear, I think that the Israeli air campaign against Gaza will end up being destructive, and, from a political point of view, pointless at best. That said, the Israeli attacks thus far have NOT been indiscriminate; civilian casualties are inevitable in any such campaign, especially as Hamas locates its arsenals and security forces […]

Just To Add

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On December 29, 2008
…to the points Drezner makes about this silly column, let’s start with this argument from Sherdian: What’s wrong here is obvious. It’s also not really new. Unlike the NFL, NBA and NHL, baseball has no salary cap. Those leagues do not have caps for the sheer, unbridled joy of finding loopholes and exceptions. They have […]
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