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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-07-10 06:41 PM
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36. But the Klan didn't provide services that was not provided otherwise.
I didn't say their charitable work exonerated them of the terrorism. Their charity is in line with the Koran, but is probably a shrewd political move. Sometimes it's not what you do, but why you do it. I don't know if their actions for the community is inspired by their religious beliefs, or crass politics, but it is a successful tactic that should be a wake up call to the governments where Hezbollah operates.

Their charitable work fills a gap that should be filled by the elected governments. They thrive in countries that don't share the wealth with the people.

Look at the insurgencies in Iraq and Afghanistan. They survived because it was a pay check. Where the government or the occupying power doesn't provide jobs for the people, Hezbollah, the Taliban, or al Qaeda will.
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  -Breaking: CNNs Octavia Nasr Leaving Network After Controversial Tweet Freddie Stubbs  Jul-07-10 03:44 PM   #0 
  - It does appear there is a difference between Fox and CNN afterall.  Wickerman   Jul-07-10 03:47 PM   #1 
  - You're praising this?  Dennis Donovan   Jul-07-10 03:55 PM   #6 
  - I'm saying its a start  Wickerman   Jul-07-10 04:11 PM   #11 
     - Okay. I see your point...  Dennis Donovan   Jul-07-10 04:12 PM   #12 
     - Impartiality may be too high of an expectation  Wickerman   Jul-07-10 04:18 PM   #14 
        - ALL she said was she respected the man.  aquart   Jul-08-10 10:31 AM   #67 
     - OK, well as long as they fire any journalist who praises Netanyahu when he kicks the bucket.  denverbill   Jul-07-10 04:15 PM   #13 
     - Or Sharon...  regnaD kciN   Jul-07-10 04:36 PM   #18 
     - Get real. The man DIED. You can't say something nice? So all the fawning over  chimpymustgo   Jul-07-10 05:39 PM   #26 
     - OMG OMG OMFG - Someone on the intertubes has an opinon  Wickerman   Jul-07-10 05:51 PM   #28 
     - This is not about YOU. Step back.  chimpymustgo   Jul-08-10 02:52 AM   #53 
     - Yep. n/t  EFerrari   Jul-07-10 08:40 PM   #43 
     - There are those who think that the pretense of impartiality is part of the problem  lostnfound   Jul-07-10 06:27 PM   #33 
  - The only difference seems to be that CNN is less honest about its biases than is FOX.  No Elephants   Jul-08-10 11:04 AM   #76 
  - They're right  DJ13   Jul-07-10 03:49 PM   #2 
  - Oh my  Sanity Claws   Jul-07-10 03:53 PM   #3 
  - You can be saddened by a passing  Ruby the Liberal   Jul-07-10 04:06 PM   #9 
     - Hezbollah bombed the barracks to revenge an attack by the US.  provis99   Jul-07-10 04:09 PM   #10 
     - Wasn't that the shelling from our ships off shore?  alfredo   Jul-07-10 04:32 PM   #17 
        - didn't raygun....  unkachuck   Jul-07-10 08:29 PM   #42 
           - It was the New Jersey I believe.  alfredo   Jul-07-10 09:24 PM   #49 
     - I don't think Hezbollah even existed when U.S. marines were in Lebanon.  The Stranger   Jul-07-10 04:42 PM   #20 
     - Do you have access to the google?  Ruby the Liberal   Jul-07-10 04:50 PM   #21 
     - Well, it looks like the google reports that they denied involvement in the attacks.  The Stranger   Jul-07-10 05:04 PM   #23 
        - Hezbollah was at war with Israel in 1982. They had declared "Party of God" back then.  Ruby the Liberal   Jul-07-10 05:17 PM   #24 
           - Everybody was at war with everyone in Lebanon in 1982.  The Stranger   Jul-08-10 09:51 AM   #63 
     - That seems to be a touchy subject.  bemildred   Jul-07-10 05:02 PM   #22 
     - But its okay to respect Israel ? Israel just deliberately killed an American citizen. This is the  saracat   Jul-07-10 05:57 PM   #31 
     - It compromised her role as an impartial journo in the region  Ruby the Liberal   Jul-07-10 06:19 PM   #32 
     - That's sort of ridiculous. She didn't say she agreed with him at every point.  EFerrari   Jul-07-10 08:48 PM   #45 
     - Name one person qualified to report on the Middle East who is impartial.  No Elephants   Jul-08-10 10:57 AM   #75 
     - "Israel just deliberately killed an American citizen."  aquart   Jul-08-10 10:35 AM   #69 
        - So killing an American citizen is no big deal to you? An American on a humanitarian mission? And  saracat   Jul-08-10 02:43 PM   #84 
     - ?  Knight Hawk   Jul-07-10 06:31 PM   #35 
     - Is it OK to respect Gerry Adams a lot despite the actions of the IRA?  Lance_Boyle   Jul-08-10 10:20 AM   #65 
     - "PIG_ISRAEL"?  aquart   Jul-08-10 10:38 AM   #71 
     - LOL . . . 'pig-Israel'  RZM   Jul-08-10 02:42 PM   #83 
     - How do you know? Hizbollah was only one of many groups suspected of that bombing, as was Iran.  No Elephants   Jul-08-10 10:46 AM   #74 
  - Respect and Hezbollah don't belong in the same sentence unless don't is included as well.  MidwestTransplant   Jul-07-10 03:54 PM   #4 
  - Hezbollah is a mixed bag. THey do support terrorism, but they  alfredo   Jul-07-10 04:39 PM   #19 
     - In many eyes they are FREEDOM FIGHTERS, and Israel is the terrorist state.  chimpymustgo   Jul-07-10 05:42 PM   #27 
     - Who is Hezbollah trying to free? They threaten democracy in Lebanon and nobody is occupying their  MidwestTransplant   Jul-07-10 05:57 PM   #30 
     - Unions wouldn't exist if employers treated their workers  alfredo   Jul-07-10 06:45 PM   #37 
        - Sounds like the excuses the KKK uses for its existence  Freddie Stubbs   Jul-07-10 08:05 PM   #40 
           - No, unions were for fair treatment of the working class.  alfredo   Jul-07-10 08:20 PM   #41 
     - The way I see it: A plague on both their houses.  alfredo   Jul-07-10 06:31 PM   #34 
     - No. Pray tell, what should the outgunned, cheated Palestinians DO???  chimpymustgo   Jul-08-10 02:54 AM   #54 
        - Oh, i don't know...  Illuminated   Jul-08-10 09:23 AM   #61 
        - It's not the Palestinian people, but the money behind the  alfredo   Jul-08-10 10:03 AM   #64 
     - Well, according to Iranian tweeters, Hezbullah are basij.  aquart   Jul-08-10 10:40 AM   #72 
     - I often wonder if whether the Ku Klux Klan operated hospitals and food banks in the US  rockymountaindem   Jul-07-10 05:53 PM   #29 
        - But the Klan didn't provide services that was not provided otherwise.  alfredo   Jul-07-10 06:41 PM   #36 
        - The Catholic church operates hospitals, schools, and food banks in the US.  boppers   Jul-07-10 08:59 PM   #46 
  - Josh Marshall: "That just doesn't seem right to me."  Newsjock   Jul-07-10 03:55 PM   #5 
  - Twitter will be the downfall of many more.  louis-t   Jul-07-10 03:58 PM   #7 
  - I hope she enjoys spending more time with her family...  Ozymanithrax   Jul-07-10 04:04 PM   #8 
  - how can anyone respect any member of Hezbollah  davidinalameda   Jul-07-10 04:25 PM   #15 
  - Isn't that a bit narrow?  David__77   Jul-07-10 07:00 PM   #39 
  - political party?  davidinalameda   Jul-07-10 09:12 PM   #47 
     - Arguably, it is both; however, it is indeed a popular political party.  David__77   Jul-07-10 11:29 PM   #50 
  - Same could be said about members of the current Israeli government  depakid   Jul-07-10 08:44 PM   #44 
  - Or the Likud Party.  Hardrada   Jul-08-10 01:43 AM   #51 
  - Or the IRA, right? n/t  Lance_Boyle   Jul-08-10 10:21 AM   #66 
  - Erdogan sorry for Fadlallah's death  bemildred   Jul-07-10 04:25 PM   #16 
  - HEZ-BOE-LAAgggGGGGGH!!!!  Ian David   Jul-07-10 05:22 PM   #25 
  - Are they not supposed to have ANY editorial content in their tweets?  David__77   Jul-07-10 06:59 PM   #38 
  - our extremist seem to reflect theirs  ShamelessHussy   Jul-07-10 09:21 PM   #48 
  - We can start by not subsidizing one brand of it.  Hardrada   Jul-08-10 01:44 AM   #52 
  - Ironic really...  Javaman   Jul-08-10 07:57 AM   #55 
  - Some speech, like support of terrorists and Holocaust denial, are beyond the pale in America  Freddie Stubbs   Jul-08-10 08:22 AM   #56 
     - first amendment sucks when its against something you don't like right?  Javaman   Jul-08-10 08:26 AM   #57 
     - Ms. Nasr is free to say what she wants without fear of government saction  Freddie Stubbs   Jul-08-10 11:19 AM   #77 
        - ?  Javaman   Jul-08-10 01:24 PM   #80 
     - Only if you're using a *VERY* selective definition for the term,'terrorism'.  ronnie624   Jul-08-10 10:37 AM   #70 
        - Are you suggesting that American troops are terrorists?  Freddie Stubbs   Jul-08-10 11:35 AM   #78 
           - Only the instrument of such. n/t  ronnie624   Jul-08-10 12:14 PM   #79 
  - I also respect him a lot  Bragi   Jul-08-10 08:42 AM   #58 
  - And blanket bias like that is just so helpful.  aquart   Jul-08-10 10:33 AM   #68 
     - You're right. I'm proudly anti-Likudnic /nt  Bragi   Jul-08-10 02:09 PM   #81 
  - The fact so many people here support this decision by CNN is disgusting  no limit   Jul-08-10 08:54 AM   #59 
  - Isn't this sort of like blacklisting?  closeupready   Jul-08-10 09:01 AM   #60 
     - No, it's nothing like that. You see the Palestinians are godless people.  no limit   Jul-08-10 09:50 AM   #62 
        - Oh, honey, if only that were true.  aquart   Jul-08-10 10:40 AM   #73 
           - My apologies, I didn't think a sarcasm tag was needed  no limit   Jul-08-10 02:37 PM   #82 

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