France: Israel’s security does not justify ‘carnage’ | The Times of Israel   ‘Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says that Hamas ‘carries an overwhelming responsibility’ for the conflict’  ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..
‘ “It is also why a political solution is essential… and should in my opinion be imposed by the international community,” Fabius said.’

Can the international community really impose a solution here, political or otherwise? And, if so, then why wasn’t this done long ago, way before the situation turned into such a potent stand-off between all the various sides and factions involved?

In every one of the last 66 years, there hasn’t been a single ‘solution’ imposed on either or both of the combatants here. There have been admonitions, inquiries, criticisms, committees, resolutions, votes and various other forms of censure but, strange to tell, no actual ‘solutions.’

Perhaps that particular task has proved too daunting a prospect for mere mortals and is now best left to whatever deities have declared an interest in dealing with such long-term regional confrontation.

Or must the international community still figure out an actual procedure for settling this matter and then go on to enforce its terms upon a recalcitrant set of volatile and implacably opposed enemies?

But if this be so, then that community had better get its act together in such a fashion that something so intimidating, so deliberate in its intentions is created, so much so that not even the most ardent champion of violence in either camp can fail to see the utter futility in continued aggression.

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