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From: Franz Holtzhäuser <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Jun 11, 2005 7:37 PM
Subject: The Story of the Deer Carcass, the Wolf, the Bear and the Fox
The Story of the Deer Carcass, the Wolf, the Bear and the Fox
There was a little fox that came across a freshly killed deer. He wanted that carcass but he knew he was just no match for the wolf that stood over it. So, he looked around for a solution to his situation.
A bear just happened to be passing nearby. He mentioned the carcass to the bear. He explained that it was already taken by a wolf. He convinced the bear that he could easily take the wolf and have the carcass to himself.
So, the bear headed off towards the wolf with carcass. The fox hid in the bushes watching the battle. Indeed there was such a terrible battle that both the bear and the wolf were seriously wounded and unable to continue fighting. Eventually one of them died (It really doesn’t much matter which does it?).
With the carcass now poorly protected the little fox was able to easily overpower the remaining competitor and take the carcass. In fact, with two additional carcasses, there was enough food around that other animals wouldn’t bother the sly little fox.
I’m sure you can think of the countries represented by the fox, the wolf and the bear. Israel (the crafty little fox) has convinced the US (the bullheaded bear) to attack the Arab states (the wolf). Israel hopes to take the spoils that are left regardless of who survives…