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Nobel winner doubts Israel can survive

See - I'm not alone.
Professor Robert (Yisrael) Aumann, the Israeli-American scholar who won the Nobel Prize for economics last year [not a real Nobel, btw], said this week that Israel may not be capable of continuing to exist in the long-term.
Only this guy has a notably different spin than I do on why Israel won't last and what it must do to 'survive.'
"Too many Jews don't understand why they are here," said Aumann, who moved from the United States to Israel in the 1950s and helped found the Center for Rationality at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, an interdisciplinary research body that focuses on game theory.

"If we don't understand why we are here, and that we are not America or just a place in which to live, we will not survive," he said in a speech at the College of Judea and Samaria in Ariel on Sunday. "The desire to live like all the nations will sustain us maybe another 50 years, if we are still here."

Aumann said one of the primary reasons for the recent war in Lebanon was national fatigue and quoted Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as having said that Israel is tired of wars and sacrifices.

"Fatigue, in the State of Israel's situation, will lead to death, as occurs with mountain climbing," said Aumann. "If a mountain climber is caught on the side of a mountain and it starts to snow, if he falls asleep, he will die. He must remain alert."
Believe it or not, this guy wants Israelis - the most paranoid, delusional people on earth - to be even more 'alert.'

And that's not the only 'advice' this Israeli 'economist' has to offer his Israeli brethren. This is where it becomes painfully clear why he won a Nobel in Economics and not Peace.

Aumann, who lost his son Shlomo in the first Lebanon war, accused Israelis of being overly sensitive to casualties of war.

"We are too sensitive to our losses, and also to the losses of the other side," he said. "In the Yom Kippur War, 3,000 soldiers were killed. It sounds terrible, but that's small change."
Are you beginning to see a pattern here?

Human beings are just numbers to him - 1 Israeli, of course, being about as valuable as 100 non-Israelis.

But, all - in the end - are just NUMBERS.
In addition, said Aumann, last summer's disengagement from the Gaza Strip was a "tactical and ethical mistake" that gave the Palestinians the wrong message and was another factor leading to this summer's Lebanon war.

"Looking at the other side is an important element of game theory," he said. "The Arabs' understanding in the wake of the expulsion was that they had succeeded, and that they have to continue on the same path. The expulsion, therefore, brought about the launching of Qassams on Israel and the abduction of the soldiers. The expulsion transmitted the message that we can be moved even from Tel Aviv, and not just from Gush Katif."
The man is a stark-raving lunatic!

With what freaking army are Palestinians in Gaza - currently starving to death, and being slaughtered by the dozen every 24 hours - going to move Israelis from Te Aviv???

"Last summer we set back peace and understanding with our neighbors by at least 10 years," said Aumann. "After the expulsion, no words will convince them that we intend to stay here forever."
Oh, Israelis won't be there forever, alright.

But, only because they will destroy themselves with their all-consuming brutality.


At Tuesday, October 17, 2006, Blogger akira said...

come on israel, stop being so damned nice to the rest of the world, or you might magically disappear. we're depending on you to stop overpopulation in the world. people are small change, and you're fucking rich, right?

At Tuesday, October 17, 2006, Blogger Abu Zainab said...

Q, I do agree with this post and the previous one as well when assessing the subject matter in the long term. However my guess is that the world will witness an expansion of the occupation state (from the Nile to the Euphrates remember?) before it's inevitable collapse and destruction. More than likely the expansion of the occupation state will coincide with the demise of the US as a global superpower. When will this happen? Well, that's anybody's guess. But economic indicators in addition to the decay of socio-polical structure are telling signs that this will occur in the near future. It will probably be precipitated by the inability of the US military/industrial complex to prop up the dollar any longer. The dollar tanks, paper money is eliminated making way for a universal digital currency, and the powers that be (you know who,take a guess) after leaching off the US for whatever they could get, shift their capital to greater israel. Welcome to the new world where war is peace and slavery is freedom. It's just a guess, anythinga can happen.

At Tuesday, October 17, 2006, Blogger Nathan Finkelstein said...

Zionism is a disease that must be crushed by force.
End Zionism now!

At Friday, October 20, 2006, Blogger DrMaxtor said...

They gave this guy a Nobel Prize....unreal.

At Friday, October 20, 2006, Blogger qrswave said...

unfortunately, it's very real.

Murderers are celebrated, innocents are slaughtered.


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