Footnoting Elliott Abrams
Elliot Abrams forgot to include the footnotes in his latest piece for the Weekly Standard. I started adding them for the first two sentences, then realized doing the whole thing would be too much work:
With the Great Revolt of 2011 shaking Arab capitals, Israel briefly seemed a Middle Eastern Switzerland1 when March began. There were no demonstrations,2 there was no dictator to protest,3 and there had been three years without terror.4
1: If Switzerland was an apartheid state that still hasn't defined its borders.
2: If you don't include the demonstrations by Arab-Israelis and Palestinians under Israeli occupation.
3: Unless you mean the dictator who is the miliary governor of the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
4: If you don't include the terror of the January 2009 Operation Cast Lead and its doctrine of collective punishment.