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gula Donating Member (619 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:53 AM
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11. Why can't I shake the feeling that the real question underlying
this whole question is: do our gouvernments really want democracy in the ME or do they want Israeli supremacy.

If the former then splitting the political from the militant wing of both Hetzbollah and Hamas would appear the logical option. Support the former especially the legitimately elected members of parliament and condemn the latter. I utterly fail to see how kidnapping Hamas parliamentarians is going to help Israel in any way.

If it is the latter, I have no answer.

Sooner or later ALL of these parties will have to find an accomodation or the bloodshed will go on for generations.
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  -MPs call for Canada to drop Hezbollah from terror list tuvor  Aug-21-06 07:42 AM   #0 
  - That's a grotesque misrepresentation of the NI peace process.  Taxloss   Aug-21-06 07:59 AM   #1 
  - But the Neocons controlling the U.S. refuse to allow negotiations because  The Stranger   Aug-21-06 08:10 AM   #2 
  - No, I think the Canadian MPs are correct about their government's position  muriel_volestrangler   Aug-21-06 08:36 AM   #5 
  - That is the right course to take, Hezbollah is politcal movement, and we  oc2002   Aug-21-06 08:18 AM   #3 
  - I'm sorry that's ridiculous  Ravenseye   Aug-21-06 08:33 AM   #4 
  - Not according to most of the world....  Spazito   Aug-21-06 08:43 AM   #6 
  - Russia doesn't list them because they're not targeted  Ravenseye   Aug-21-06 09:05 AM   #7 
     - They don't target the U.S. either.  The Stranger   Aug-21-06 12:17 PM   #15 
        - I realize that  Ravenseye   Aug-21-06 12:44 PM   #19 
           - No, if that were the case, the list would be filled with non-Muslim groups  The Stranger   Aug-21-06 03:38 PM   #23 
  - And just what business does Israel have to be in  gula   Aug-21-06 10:29 AM   #8 
  - They don't  Ravenseye   Aug-21-06 10:32 AM   #9 
     - As is the killing of innocent Lebanese/Palestinians  gula   Aug-21-06 10:39 AM   #10 
        - So...I'm sorry...  Ravenseye   Aug-21-06 11:25 AM   #12 
           - They both are  gula   Aug-21-06 12:14 PM   #14 
           - So do you agree that Hezbollah should be listed as a terrorist org?  Ravenseye   Aug-21-06 12:38 PM   #17 
              - Answer in my post 11  gula   Aug-21-06 01:48 PM   #21 
           - Do governments count too, or not?  The Stranger   Aug-21-06 12:17 PM   #16 
              - I would say they do  Ravenseye   Aug-21-06 12:40 PM   #18 
                 - Agreed -- even when they do so behind the canard of "human shields" or  The Stranger   Aug-21-06 03:36 PM   #22 
  - How about Likud?  Bornaginhooligan   Aug-21-06 11:42 AM   #13 
  - Stop believing the media  boolean   Aug-21-06 12:45 PM   #20 
  - Why can't I shake the feeling that the real question underlying  gula   Aug-21-06 10:53 AM   #11 

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