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Spectrum - June 18, 2010


Ike got it right

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Posted by Hal Steinberg, a resident of another community
on Jun 23, 2010 at 5:31 am

In 1962, then President John F. Kennedy was informed that Russia had been importing long range missiles into Cuba -missles that would permit Cuba to drop bombs (atomic or otherwise) on the U.S., 90 miles away. This was so close as to preclude our nation from defending against them! By international law, President Kennedy instituted a Cuban blockage by ringing that Island with U.S. warships. Kennedy knew the possibility of a war between the worlds two nuclear giants (at that time), but he also knew he was within the law to do so since we (the U.S.) was then officially at war with Cuba.

And so it is with Israel. The Palestinians have never declared an end to their state-of-war with Israel. Israel thus has the right to defend itself from further attacks by Gazan missiles by establishing a blockade to block missile-making components from Gaza.

Posted by Dave Makkar, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jun 24, 2010 at 7:55 am

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of Midtown
on Jun 26, 2010 at 6:46 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Ike, inventor of the almost victory, won the Presidency with a lie and besmirched the arsenal that helped lead to victory in WWII.
Winning isn't everything, losing is.

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