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Violet_Crumble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-26-10 03:44 PM
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16. I'm not sure what the point was you were trying to make...
That if someone doesn't support the Kahanists or Hamas or those other things the writer of that spiel claims will lead to banning, then they're 'actively seeking a peaceful and respectful settlement and are genuinely interested in a rational discourse of events in the I/P conflict.'? If so, that's completely wrong, and all you have to do is look at a handful of regulars in this forum to see so.

Also, I can think of some posters who have been sympathetic to both Likud and its leaders. I'm not sure how you can tell whether they felt welcome or not, as I had no idea how they felt in that regard. Feel free to PM me if you need to be reminded who those posters were and how long they lasted in this forum before they were finally banned...

Finally, who gets to decide what a peaceful resolution is? Not everyone would agree on it or how to get there and the same goes for engaging in reasonable and rational discussion. I'm sure as hell not going to embrace someone like that Aussie Dave blogger who would more than likely describe himself as those things, but in reality is anything but...
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