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It's much bigger than you
04 Apr 2002
Modified: 05 Apr 2002
excerpt of Thomas Friedman's article in NYT today
The outcome of the war now under way between the Israelis and Palestinians is vital to the security of every American, and indeed, I believe, to all of civilization. Why? Quite simply because Palestinians are testing out a whole new form of warfare, using suicide bombers--strapped with dynamite and dressed as Israelis--to achieve their political aims. And it is working. . . .

Let's be very clear: Palestinians have adopted suicide bombing as a strategic choice, not out of desperation. This threatens all civilization because if suicide bombing is allowed to work in Israel, then, like hijacking and airplane bombing, it will be copied and will eventually lead to a bomber strapped with a nuclear device threatening entire nations. That is why the whole world must see this Palestinian suicide strategy defeated. . . .

First, Israel needs to deliver a military blow that clearly shows terror will not pay. Second, America needs to make clear that suicide bombing is not Israel's problem alone. To that end, the U.S. should declare that while it respects the legitimacy of Palestinian nationalism, it will have no dealings with the Palestinian leadership as long as it tolerates suicide bombings. Further, we should make clear that Arab leaders whose media call suicide bombers "martyrs" aren't welcome in the U.S.
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you are a freak
04 Apr 2002
first of all suicide bombings is nothing new. second of all I think the Palestinians are trying to fight for their homeland. by definition the patriots in the original 13 colonies in the us are terrorists and should have been stopped. according to you
04 Apr 2002
But, as I recall, the true patriots who founded this country weren't blowing themselves and children up in a misguided attempt to sleep with 72 virgins.

In fact, civilized human beings do not celebrate the slaughter of civilians, nor do they celebrate suicide. Only those who have voluntarily relinquished their humanity.

Who's the freak?
The big Israeli lie
04 Apr 2002
To suggest the the martyrs are not acting out of desperation is naive at best.

The biggest danger in the Mideast is the roque, nuclear power, Israel. Sharon and other right-wing, racist Jews just want to bulldoze all Palestinian homes, and kill everyone who objects to the brutality of the occupation. and to the mass killing of innocent civilians.

In the past 18 months 1,300 Palestinians and 400 Israelis have been killed by terrorism. It is absurd to suggest that the side that has done most of the killing is the innocent side.
that's some logic, girlie
05 Apr 2002
Gosh, Karen! So according to your logic, Germany was innocent in WWII because more of them were killed than Americans. Are you in Mensa?

Desperation, please. Al-Aqsa, Hamas, Hizbollah, and Fatah continue to commit homicide-bombings because that is what they have been trained to do. I believe that there is a silent majority in Palestine that does not agree with the terror, but cannot speak up for fear of being tortured and shot as a "collaborator". Or did you miss the pictures of the young bullet-ridden Palestinians hanging upside down, as their own people rejoiced?