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Tace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:05 AM
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Was Hamas the Work of the Israeli Mossad? (Ramzy Baroud)

To advocate that Hamas was cooked up by some Israeli agents hell-bent on the demise of the Palestinians is simply hogwash

Ramzy Baroud -- World News Trust

March 7, 2009 --While various Western governments are struggling to define a possible relationship with the Palestinian movement Hamas, some progressive and leftist circles are also uneasy regarding their own perception of the Islamic movement.

Some have even made the claim that Hamas is, more or less, an Israeli concoction. In fact, the accusation that Hamas was created by Israeli intelligence has become so commonplace that it often requires no serious substantiation. While the claim, as it stands, is erroneous, there is certainly a reason and history behind it. But was Hamas, in fact the work of the Israeli Mossad?

The mere suggestion is consequential, for not only does it discredit one single faction, but implies that Palestinians are deceived into thinking that they actually have some control over their collective destiny. This notion -- that Hamas is the brainchild of Israel -- is simply incorrect.

It could very well be complicated for one to grasp how such a movement could take a foothold and flourish with such popular support if one has no familiarity with the social, economic and religious history of the Gaza Strip, the birthplace of Hamas.

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BlueMTexpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:25 AM
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1. One has to be registered with World News Trust to
read the link you posted. I am not.

While this particular thesis is indeed likely to be hogwash, let us not forget that the US originally funded and trained Osama Bin Laden and others like him. Too often actions, especially stupid actions like those, have unforeseen consequences that take on lives of their own.

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stray cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:34 AM
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2. and Rush Limbaugh is an undercover progressive working for the dems
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