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Stockholm
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posted 10 March 2003 04:56 AM      Profile for Stockholm     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
It seems that Hamas has issued a threat to assassinate Israeli politicians. Who do you think is at the top of their list? I suspect that they will try to kill the most moderate Israeli politicians like Mitzna or anyone from Meretz to scuttle any possibility of peace talks (I'm sure they were dancing with glee when Rabin was killed). One thing for sure, thugs like Sharon and Netanyahu can sleep easily knowing that fanatics in Hamas will never harm them. They want the Israeli government to be as militant as possible so that the conflict can continue for as long as possible. Ever noticed how every tgime there is an election in Israel you can always be certain that if it looks close the terrorists will always make sure that they indulge in some atrocity two days before the vote, just to make sure that a moderate Israeli government doesn't ruin their plans by doing something silly like offering real concessions!
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schizm
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posted 10 March 2003 01:02 PM      Profile for schizm     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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Ever noticed how every tgime there is an election in Israel you can always be certain that if it looks close the terrorists will always make sure that they indulge in some atrocity two days before the vote, just to make sure that a moderate Israeli government doesn't ruin their plans by doing something silly like offering real concessions!

How true is that? The thugs and self-serving lunatics that comprise Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and the like can be relied on to sabotage the election of any possible amenable government, and to torpedo any potential peace agreement. If peace broke out, they would have to get honest jobs and stop taking millions of dollars in handouts from anti-Zionist goverments and dictators like Saddam for doing nothing but sending naive Palestinian youths to their deaths.


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skdadl
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posted 10 March 2003 01:05 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The apparent symbiotic relation between Likud and Hamas has frequently been remarked on babble.
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Stockholm
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posted 10 March 2003 03:25 PM      Profile for Stockholm     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Of course, to be fair the reverse is also true. People on the far right in Israel would like nothing better than for fanatics like Hamas to emerge as the "voice" of the Palestinians. That way they can throw up their hands and say "there is no one to negotiate with" and then they are not under any pressure to offer any concessions.

Imagine if Hamas was destroyed, Arafat died, terrorist attacks ceased and a reasonable moderate Palestinian like Hanan Ashrawi took over the leadership of the PA. For Likud and Co. this would be catastrophic, they woud suddenly have no excuse not to make real concessions and public opinion around the world and in Israel would demand it.

But don't hold your breathe, I doubt if it will ever happen.


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skdadl
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posted 10 March 2003 03:35 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Meantime, one side gets to make all the effective decisions.

Sorry. The obvious humane solution is to send in a neutral peacemaking army and re-establish the Green Line. But we all know why that's not going to happen.


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Blind_Patriot
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posted 10 March 2003 04:26 PM      Profile for Blind_Patriot     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
skdadl
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But we all know why that's not going to happen
Exactly, but why we must ask? I really don't see how the world community (U.S.) can't just go there and set-up a force in the middle to keep the Palestinians on that poor excuse for a homeland and the Israeli's on the confiscated properties.

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