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I wasn't talking about a particular war. I'm talking about my class.. Aviendha - 26/04/2004 06:55:53 PM

Didn't this happen in 1989 (not sure about the exact year, could be '8? There wasn't a war movement then, right?

...so the time period isn't really relevant...I don't really know when it was or if there was a war movement (I was about 5 years old ).

If peace were established, these incidents (although, I wonder if these count legally as atrocities) would stop.

Well, obviously. The question is how to achieve that peace.

I suppose the peace camp would suggest that both sides restrain themselves and return to the table. I think, however, right now, there is a feeling that the peace process is dead. Also, the backing for the withdrawal plan by the U.S. probably will not be accepteable to the Palestinians.

That's a good idea. But you've got to think logistics, too. First of all, they've been to the talking table a million times. They feel so strongly on some issues that they absolutely will not give in on them. So they continue to fight over it.

Saying "let's talk about it" isn't enough to solve the problem. It has been tried again and again to no avail. When you try somethinga million times and it doesn't work, it's time to try something new.

And second...well, there isn't a second of all


What is another peaceful solution? I don't have the answer to that. After all, it's the original question in my first reply

I would add that there is no war alternative where this particular conflict is concerned, so (political & economic) pressure and intermediaries might have to be applied.

Sanctions, pressure from other countries (not just the US or Arab world)...some sort of combination that gets these leaders thinking. Those are war alternatives. Education is another. If a plan can be devised from these sorts of things, and it saves lives, that would be awesome. How and what do you implement?

Also, what do you do when you can't negotiate? Remember Chamberlain achieved "Peace in our time" by negotiating with Hitler...some leaders are just mad. I'm not saying that is the case with Sharon or Arafat.

I don't expect you to have a definite answer, I mean, I don't either. I just mean to think aloud about them, not to try and get an answer. Of course, if you have one, that's good too



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