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    "... to be the wiper than wipee ..."

    "No less damaging to the argument that Iranians aspire to take Israel out in a hail of nuclear missiles is the reality that it would take decades for Iran to match Israelís already formidable nuclear arsenal, if indeed it aspires to. For the foreseeable future, Israel is in a far better position to wipe Iran off the map. And given Israelís penchant for flexing its US-built military muscle, is far more likely to be the wiper than wipee. Already it has almost wiped an entire people from the map of historic Palestine."
    More: No bombs dropping yet on Iran but mass murder has already begun

    Does to be the wiper than wipee mean to destroy others? By the way, I havenít found wipee in dictionaries.

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    Re: "... to be the wiper than wipee ..."

    The operative phrase here is to "wipe off the map." The one who wipes is the wiper. The one who is wiped is the wipee.

    "Wipee" is not really a word, but it is understood in this context because of the use of these endings in other English words. Employer/employee. Lessor/lessee.

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