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The Government has developed a dangerous
affliction and is faced with intractable problems

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Posted By: FormerDem, 12/10/2023 5:50:50 PM

The government has developed a dangerous affliction. Faced with intractable - maybe insoluble - problems, it has started to make policies on the basis of wishing them away, as if stating a much-desired outcome while ignoring serious obstacles could somehow bring it about. This is a species of what psychologists call “magical thinking”. [snip] The second example was less widely reported. Defence Secretary Grant Shapps’s assertions that the best vehicle for governing Gaza when the war ends is the Palestinian Authority, and that the British Support Team, a military unit that has been training the PA’s security forces for many years, should play a vital role, with its “capacity” enhanced.


No to the PA. Gaza has suffered from enough torturers and thieves in Hamas. Let's have nothing to do with forcing the PA on them. Gaza should vote.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney 12/10/2023 9:29:48 PM (No. 1614727)
Israel should retain military sovereignty over Gaza. To do otherwise is to throw away the victory.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Strike3 12/11/2023 2:09:22 AM (No. 1614800)
After reading five paragraphs I was more confused than enlightened. Very poor writing.
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