If Ariel Sharon were well and still in charge . . . .

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    If Ariel Sharon were well and still in charge, would Hamas ruled Gaza have been allowed to become a mini Islamist terror state with the capability of bombing Israeli cities? Would the IDF still be sitting on the Israeli side of the Gaza wall, as Olmert and Barak have them doing, counting scalps and waiting for just the right sunny day to launch its threatened ground assault seven days after the bombing began and all the targets on the IAF's list have been hit or would Sharon already have led a massive ground assault that had established Israeli control of all of Gaza, silenced the rockets and be in the final stages of rounding up the last scattered groups of militants?

    Is Israel in more danger from the Palestinian and Iranian threats or from this weak and irresolute crop of current leaders, Olmert, Barak and even Livni?
     
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    LOL toomuchtime. Gaza will probably be reoccupied.

    Politics in Israel has a strange tendency to stay the same.

    An israeli citizen who went into a comma in 1969 would be surprised to see Member of Knesset Shimon Peres and General Ariel Sharon still around.

    Even the legal status of Gaza hasn't changed, he'd think : )
     
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    Olmet is weak. I don't know too much about Livini, but she seems a bit tougher than Olmert, but that doesn't take much.

    Olmert, as currently seen, takes too much time to make a decision. We should've gone into Gaza the same day we started air strikes against Hamas. Taken them completely by surprise. Now they have landmines and suicide bombers waiting for us.

    If Gaza is a disaster, Olmert will be booted out of office quicker than a shooting star. If Gaza is a success, Livini will win in Feb. If Schalit is finally rescued... well that would be nice.
     
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    Has been in coma for eight years...
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    FORMER ISRAELI PM SHARON IN CRITICAL CONDITION
    2 Jan.`14 -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma for eight years, was in critical condition on Thursday, clinging to life after a decline in the functioning of various bodily organs, his doctors said.
     

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