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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 09:54 AM
Response to Reply #13
16. As I remember he dismissed the paliament, appointed a new PM or whatever it is,
and decided to rule by decree. Sort of like Musharraf in Pakistan, or lots of other guys. On the other hand, he was honestly elected at one time, after Arafat died. It was only after the results of his policies became clear that he lost popularity. Now he is virtually irrelevant, and there is no way to fix it.
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  -The Gaza Bombshell Agony  Mar-03-08 06:56 PM   #0 
  - I do know what to say.  PDJane   Mar-03-08 07:07 PM   #1 
  - ...  Agony   Mar-03-08 07:12 PM   #2 
     - empathy for whom?  PDJane   Mar-03-08 07:23 PM   #3 
        - critical mass  Agony   Mar-03-08 08:01 PM   #4 
           - One problem I've noticed with empathy....  TheMadMonk   Mar-03-08 09:34 PM   #6 
  - Surprise not n/t  azurnoir   Mar-03-08 09:13 PM   #5 
  - I implore any serious observer/critic/student of the I/P conflict to read this piece.  ProgressiveMuslim   Mar-04-08 08:53 AM   #7 
  - We - they already knew or strongly suspected  azurnoir   Mar-04-08 09:13 AM   #8 
  - I have talked about a US-and Israel-backed coup on this forum for months  ProgressiveMuslim   Mar-04-08 09:21 AM   #9 
     - I tried too and got the same result  azurnoir   Mar-04-08 09:44 AM   #14 
        - Here is one piece, that pieces it all together and is corroborated.  ProgressiveMuslim   Mar-04-08 10:16 AM   #22 
  - The election was rigged  Phx_Dem   Mar-04-08 10:05 AM   #17 
     - Didn't Jimmy Carter say it wasn't? I think he is worthy of listening to.  breakaleg   Mar-04-08 10:09 AM   #18 
        - The report does not say there was cheating  Phx_Dem   Mar-04-08 10:13 AM   #20 
           - So Fatah rigged the election against itself? nt  bemildred   Mar-04-08 10:22 AM   #23 
           - The point was that Fatah itself was (and is) split internally, not that the election was rigged.  ProgressiveMuslim   Mar-04-08 10:59 AM   #25 
  - naive me. I thought everyone knew this.  Douglas Carpenter   Mar-04-08 09:29 AM   #10 
  - And we Americans wonder why so many in this world hate our guts.  ProgressiveMuslim   Mar-04-08 09:32 AM   #11 
  - its far murkier than...  pelsar   Mar-04-08 09:36 AM   #12 
  - Read the piece. Nothing murky about it. The US and Israel backed Abbas in a coup attempt.  ProgressiveMuslim   Mar-04-08 09:41 AM   #13 
  - As I remember he dismissed the paliament, appointed a new PM or whatever it is,  bemildred   Mar-04-08 09:54 AM   #16 
  - hamas and fatah....  pelsar   Mar-04-08 03:46 PM   #38 
     - Yes I do think we know.  ProgressiveMuslim   Mar-04-08 05:32 PM   #45 
        - seriously?  pelsar   Mar-05-08 01:08 AM   #49 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-04-08 10:11 AM   #19 
     - Did you read the article or just assume?  azurnoir   Mar-04-08 10:32 AM   #24 
        - You deny Hamas's actions?  Vegasaurus   Mar-04-08 01:03 PM   #30 
        - No I did not deny anything n/t  azurnoir   Mar-04-08 01:43 PM   #31 
        - is this another one?  pelsar   Mar-04-08 03:49 PM   #39 
           - Please Pelsar read the article  azurnoir   Mar-04-08 04:27 PM   #41 
              - The question is whether you are being deliberately obtuse or what  Vegasaurus   Mar-04-08 04:34 PM   #42 
                 - But I did not deny that  azurnoir   Mar-04-08 04:42 PM   #43 
  - It was known  azurnoir   Mar-04-08 09:50 AM   #15 
  - As with so much of Israel's "narrative"...  ProgressiveMuslim   Mar-04-08 10:14 AM   #21 
     - I dunno if sweet is the term iI would use n/t  azurnoir   Mar-04-08 11:30 AM   #26 
  - Hamas did perform a "coup"  Lithos   Mar-04-08 01:02 PM   #29 
     - Did you read the article?  ProgressiveMuslim   Mar-04-08 02:34 PM   #32 
        - Actually yes I did  Lithos   Mar-04-08 03:25 PM   #34 
           - If Hamas wanted power all to itself: why in the world did they pursue a unity gov't???  ProgressiveMuslim   Mar-04-08 03:31 PM   #36 
              - Because other Arab countries pressured them to  Lithos   Mar-04-08 03:42 PM   #37 
                 - Can you source that? Because I recall their asking for a unity gov't about  ProgressiveMuslim   Mar-04-08 05:30 PM   #44 
                    - i think your ignoring repolitiks....  pelsar   Mar-04-08 10:54 PM   #47 
                       - I am ignoring nothing. I am simply stating after after 18 months of being  ProgressiveMuslim   Mar-05-08 05:45 AM   #50 
                          - That was pretty much my take.  bemildred   Mar-05-08 06:47 AM   #51 
                             - I'm not so benevolent to Abbas.  ProgressiveMuslim   Mar-05-08 07:49 AM   #53 
                                - I know you are not.  bemildred   Mar-05-08 09:38 AM   #54 
                                   - What do you think of the "peace talks" being back on?  ProgressiveMuslim   Mar-05-08 11:45 AM   #55 
                                      - Abbas has always wanted to negotiate, always wanted to talk.  bemildred   Mar-05-08 12:15 PM   #56 
                                         - How could he go forward?  Vegasaurus   Mar-05-08 01:21 PM   #57 
                                            - Why are you asking me?  bemildred   Mar-05-08 04:37 PM   #58 
                                            - Sorry! Just throwing the question out in the wind for anyone to answer. nt  Vegasaurus   Mar-05-08 04:38 PM   #59 
                                               - OK! I don't have an answer. nt  bemildred   Mar-05-08 04:47 PM   #60 
                                            - Here's a newsflash: Everyone wants peace talks between Fatah and Hamas except Israel and Abu Mazen.  ProgressiveMuslim   Mar-05-08 06:35 PM   #61 
  - Was this before or after the Executive Force was created?  igil   Mar-04-08 11:45 AM   #27 
  - Yeah, I dunno why any of it's a surprise.  bemildred   Mar-04-08 12:00 PM   #28 
  - Boy, there are some great quotations in this:  bemildred   Mar-04-08 03:21 PM   #33 
  - i thought that was rather absurd...  pelsar   Mar-04-08 10:48 PM   #46 
     - Yeah. I don't know if you know, but it echoes her response to the 9/11 attacks, too.  bemildred   Mar-05-08 06:56 AM   #52 
  - Another one:  bemildred   Mar-04-08 03:27 PM   #35 
  - Ive asked why nobody saw it coming, Condoleezza Rice  Disturbed   Mar-04-08 03:52 PM   #40 
     - She was installed before the Dems had control  Lithos   Mar-04-08 11:39 PM   #48 
  - "Kill A Hundred Turks And Rest"  Agony   Mar-10-08 02:16 AM   #62 

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