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  • The raid will be a success: I think they have a chance to get rid of the Hamas

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  • The raid may weaken the Hamas but that's not going to prevent them from launching rockets next week

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  • The raid is going to cause a third intifada

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Thread: Gaza: what's going to happen?

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    Gaza: what's going to happen?

    Do you think the IDF could get rid of the Hamas with it ground offensive? Why/why not?

    What's going to happen according to you?

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    Re: Gaza: what's going to happen?

    Israel will progress into Gaza further than just stopping the rockets in the open areas. It will substain alot of Soldier casulties possibly deaths, Civilian deaths will also increase.

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    Re: Gaza: what's going to happen?

    Ah I should have said "The raid will make Hamas gain more support and may even cause an intifada" as the third option

    So that you have
    1) Israel wins
    2) Ex aequo
    3) Hamas wins
    4) other

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    Re: Gaza: what's going to happen?

    Israel is going to lose a handful of soldiers, smear several times as many Hamas fighters, and many civilians will die on both sides. The rocket attacks will stop for awhile as Hamas reorganizes and rearms, and then the war will continue as it has been for decades.

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    Re: Gaza: what's going to happen?

    I voted other...

    Israel will plunge deep into Gaza, wipe out a bunch of Hamas, prehaps to the point that the rocket attacks stop, and then they will face intense international pressure to withdraw before Hamas can absolutley be crushed, which will give Hamas the ability to reorganize and re-arm and this whole fiasco will play itself out again in a few years.

    I wish that wasn't the case, but thats probably what will happen. Because they won't be allowed to remove Hamas from the equation, the cycle will continue.
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    Re: Gaza: what's going to happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    I voted other...

    Israel will plunge deep into Gaza, wipe out a bunch of Hamas, prehaps to the point that the rocket attacks stop, and then they will face intense international pressure to withdraw before Hamas can absolutley be crushed, which will give Hamas the ability to reorganize and re-arm and this whole fiasco will play itself out again in a few years.

    I wish that wasn't the case, but thats probably what will happen. Because they won't be allowed to remove Hamas from the equation, the cycle will continue.
    How do you think they could "crush" the Hamas? It does not look very organized, it's not because you kill the "head" that the members stop fighting or surrender!

    On the contrary, by entering Gaza, the IDF shows the Palestinians that Hamas is right when it says that Israel is a threat to them

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    Re: Gaza: what's going to happen?

    I think the only way to "wipe out" Hamas (and any successor) is to commit complete genocide, which would make Israel worthy of a "wipe out" as well.

    Secularism is the solution for the region, not more violence. When people stop bickering over who's god is the celestial real estate broker, then you'll see an end to this conflict that goes back for centuries.
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    Re: Gaza: what's going to happen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    Secularism is the solution for the region, not more violence. When people stop bickering over who's god is the celestial real estate broker, then you'll see an end to this conflict that goes back for centuries.
    So, the only way to avert genocide in the region is to forcibly eradicate the cultural values of the people living there? How exactly is that better than genocide in the first place?

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    Re: Gaza: what's going to happen?

    I'm leaning somewhere between the second and third options. I'd be surpised if they totally wipe out Hamas and if they do, some other group will pop up eventually to replace it.

    The conflict will eventually stop. No war has ever lasted for ever. There's no need to forcibly change the local culture, things will settle down at some point in time. I hope to see it in my lifetime, but I'm not gonna hold my breath. At this point, unless one side completely gives up, I see no acceptable solutions to this conflict.
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