Category Archives: Israel Invades Gaza

Not Implying Even Correlation

Post hoc ergo propter hoc – correlation does not imply causation. A correlation between two variables does not necessarily imply that one causes the other – two things just happened at the same time. That your team wins every time you wear that funky … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again

It’s obvious that war is far easier than diplomacy, and, in a way, far more effective. Rather than the slow process where each side in whatever the dispute is works out a way for each side to get pretty much … Continue reading

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The Cost of Being Fair

As of Friday, January 9:   Israeli jets and ground troops hammered at Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip and Islamic militants fired barrages of rockets at southern Israeli cities Friday, ignoring a UN resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire … Continue reading

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Gaza Weekend

Back in the middle of the seventeenth century the Brits had their interregnum – that time between kings. They beheaded one king and another one didn’t come along until 1660, trailing Thomas Hobbes and Hobbes’ Leviathan in his wake, providing … Continue reading

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Cast Lead

So, on Saturday, January 3, 2009, we got the new ground war:   Thousands of Israeli troops backed by columns of tanks and helicopter gunships launched a ground offensive in Gaza Saturday night, with officials saying they expected a lengthy … Continue reading

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