posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 12:46 AM
reply to post by johnsky
[To me, it feels like someone much larger just put their foot down and gave them an ultimatum. Who that is, I haven't the foggiest. But Israel
has a track record of not negotiating with anyone smaller than them, and that tells me they wouldn't be pulling out this rapidly if it were only Gaza
telling them to. It would take a much larger nation threatening them to get them out of Gaza. Now I want to know who it is.
I agree, I suspect Obama told Israel he didn't want any sass from them and that they would have to pull out now since he didn't want anything to do
with sponsoring Israel's war on Hamas, making him look bad or part of the same old same old, to sabotage him...etc.
To lose the United States as a defender of Israel would have sealed Israel's fate so Israel had to pull out and save what they had left.
Sure, Israel had 2-3 days left, but what were they going to accomplish during that time frame, anyway?
I suspect one way or other, America will begin to wean itself off of Israel, and Israel knows this.
But of course, what happens to Gaza now? Their entire city was levelled, their universities gone, hospitals hit, lives ruined. The rockets will not
stop. There will be too many quests for revenge.
It's probably going to be awful for Israel and her neighbors in the following months and years unless something happens.