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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:26 AM
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Act of desperation or a cynical ploy?
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"The attack was a kind of diversion. They realised
getting Arafat would be too dangerous, and not practical. But if
they are not going to get Arafat, then they thought the attack
would calm the public, make it think the government is prepared to
take big steps to fight terror.

"It's a frightening attack because it seems to be so influenced by
the domestic political and psychological situation. They chose a
target which is only symbolically related to the situation. It's like
Bush: he couldn't get Bin Laden so he hit Afghanistan. We cannot
get Arafat and we cannot really get Hamas, so we kick Assad in
the ass."


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Security fence
The Haifa bombing will also shatter a few illusions about the
much-vaunted "security fence" under construction through the
West Bank. It has overwhelming public support among Israelis who
believe that separation means security.

Israeli officials have tried to claim that the young woman bomber,
Hanadi Jaradat, slipped into Israel through an area where the
fence has yet to be completed. The truth is that while she crossed
the green line via a village where a secondary fence is awaiting
construction, the main barrier is in full operation in the area with
Israeli soldiers patrolling. Miss Jaradat must have passed through
one of them.

Guardian
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Jim Sagle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:32 AM
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1. That's easily fixed. Just don't allow civilian crossing. Duh!!!
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:37 AM
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2. We report, you decide.
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bluesoul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 05:35 AM
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5. Wonderful
Yes, shut down the borders and not let anyone in. Isolation...
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Aidoneus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:41 AM
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3. interesting bit about the wall
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 12:43 AM by Aidoneus
hadn't seen that updated claim.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 12:44 AM
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4. Yes.
Another somewhat compatible opinion as to what was up
with the bombing of the deserted training camp, too.

Now if we could figure out what happened on the Lebanese
border today ...
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Darranar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 06:43 AM
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6. A very interesting article...
Edited on Tue Oct-07-03 06:44 AM by Darranar
with revelations about the wall and this attack.

I think that it's right on target.
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