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The League of Nations was supposed to guarantee the sovereignty of its member states.  The Nordic countries based their defense spending (very little) on that guarantee.

Ask 20th century historians of Denmark, Norway, and Finland how well that worked-out!

How well is the UN protecting the Gaza Strip?

Egypt has to have a strong military to prevent Israel from bombing Cairo whenever they feel like it.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sat Feb 12th, 2011 at 01:35:18 PM EST
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Israel isn't going to bomb Cairo, absent provocation. And if the border is opened, commerce might supplant anger.

Align culture with our nature. Ot else!
by ormondotvos (ormond.otvosnospamgmialcon) on Sat Feb 12th, 2011 at 04:48:25 PM EST
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The Likud seems particularly adept at finding suitable provocations.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Feb 12th, 2011 at 05:23:24 PM EST
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You're harshing my buzz, man!

Align culture with our nature. Ot else!
by ormondotvos (ormond.otvosnospamgmialcon) on Fri Feb 18th, 2011 at 02:23:59 AM EST
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