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Response to pelsar (Reply #33)

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 01:23 AM

36. Actually, it's not true that "when Hamas says 'stop', they ALL stop".

Hamas was observing the ceasefire...it was the non-Hamas groups launching the missiles(speaking of the confrontation of last weekend).

Hamas was being denounced in Gaza for obeying "that humiliating hudna"(as the ultra-crazies called it).

What that tells us is that Hamas is losing control in Gaza, as Fatah was losing it in the Nineties when Israel sabotaged its credibility and prestige by continuing to expand settlements during the "peace process". That sabotage led to the rise of Hamas. God knows what the decline of Hamas could lead to.

Can anybody really argue that negotiating with the PLO in the Eighties could possibly have led to anything worse than the current situation? At that point, the PLO still had the ultimate credibility and was still capable of making a non-humiliating deal stick. Instead, the leaders of the government whose battles you have fought so many times decided to play weird, cynical power games by building up the Islamists as a "counterweight to the PLO".

That decision sent many of your comrades-in-arms to their deaths.

It's the politicians of your country you should be enraged about...not MY choice of words.

I want peace and justice for all...I want people like you to stop having to put on a uniform, and to stop lying awake at night knowing your kids will have to do the same...your country's leaders just want to "win"...no matter whether "winning" is actually worth a damn.

They are the ones you should be badgering. Not me. I'm not capable of doing anything that will cause you any harm.

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