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Post 16141

Baron Grim

I found this article to be quite enlightening.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ali-a-rizvi/post_8056_b_5602701.html

7 Things to Consider Before Choosing Sides in the Middle East Conflict


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Post 16142

tucuxii

Straw man arguments, begging the question misquoting the Quran and Torah - not very helpful, and what if your side is the innocents rather than psychopathic creeps like the Hamas leadership and Netanyahu


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Post 16143

tucuxii

Maria got it right

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The Palestinian people need a viable state not a Warsaw style ghetto like Gaza and a series of apartheid style Bantustans in the West Bank.

The cause is just but Hamas' tactics and rhetoric are counterproductive and costing lives they should learn from the first infantada and the tactics used against apartheid and those used by Gandhi then the world would see the true natural of the brutal land grab being committed in the West Bank and the Israeli government would run out of excuses and have to negotiate,

Israel should learn from Northern Ireland (hundreds of years of religious hatred three decades of bombs) and south Africa (religiously based intolerance and repression) In both cases government brutality, torture, mass arrest just made things worse and neither government went to such extremes as Israel (imagine if Britain had invaded the Irish Republic in 1974, shelled Dublin for a week killing 10, 000 and let Unionist thugs into undefended refugee camps to massacre women and children as Israel did in Beirut). In south Africa and Northern Ireland listening, talking, reconciliation and accepting help and advice from allies brought about peace.


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Post 16144

Baron Grim

"When elephants battle the ants perish." - Cambodian Proverb


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Post 16145

Recumbentman

Come on folks; it's not hard to go and find the context Dawkins brought up the taboos of rape and pedophilia in: the Gaza situation.

Why jump to the conclusion that he was recommending leniency for something he said 'is bad'? He wasn't.

Nor was he particularly courting publicity. That just follows him round like a cat's tail.

http://bit.ly/1nTDE1c


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Post 16146

Baron Grim

Thanks, Recumbentman. That was a good read.

I know there are quite a few "no-go/taboo" zones around here, that's for sure.


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Post 16147

Maria { * }


he wrote the tweets , then he wrote the explanation and gave a context after the storm. just as usual. Gaza is not the reason of the tweets. he had something on his mind, tweeted, and then elaborated a long , and boring, explanation to justify those tweets.


from what he says in that text, He and many more keep ignoring that Israel seeks the complete aniquilation of Palestinians. A deputy even wrote about that recently. Hamas is not the only nut party in this madness.

The UN and Palestinian organizations are asking Israel to go back to the agreements of 1967. Israel of course don´t want that. They are about to achieve the total control of the área, rich in gas, quel surprise, and of high geoestrategic importance, waves at US.


It´s clear who are the victims here, and who the criminals who are slaughering innocent civilians. I understand that lazyness is a reason why people keep on blaming the victims instead of moving their finger on the mouse and look for social media information.

you can start with doctors without borders, electronic intifada, mondoweis, palestine literature festival, realnews... or visit my ps, I´ve left a few links on this issue.

I dont see any taboo to enter a rational discussion here, but deep ignorance fuelled by biased and all mighty mainstream media.









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Post 16148

Baron Grim

smiley - sigh


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Post 16149

ITIWBS

...perhaps a UN declaration to both Israel and Palestine that the world wants them to learn to live in peace might help...


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Post 16150

Baron Grim

Well, the Pope is on it, so it should clear up any day now.


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Post 16151

ITIWBS

...pity Nelson Mandela can no longer be called upon to support the effort...


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