Date registered: Sep 2004
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I don't see any Brittish troops in India nor French in Algeria. Until the same happens in Palestine (ie no Israeli forces on Palestinian soil), Hamas has the right to fight for freedom. I know Israel is a special case as Israelis have no place to go back to (talk about integration in countries jews lived in for centuries!). But it's not Palestinians' fault and we don't have to pay for it. Imagine a group of religous fanatics (Muslims, for example
) gathering themselves over a centuries-old piece of holy scripture
and claim they have a right to establish a state in the heart of the US and they have a super power (say China or India) to back them, supply them with finance and arms to oppress, kill, relocate people and even fake history. You'll have your version of Hamas, I assure you.
Whatever, dude. Here is a fact: the State of Israel exists. The people who live there are willing to fight and die for their country, and they maintain a stable democratic form of government that benefits those who live there. They are a reliable ally to the United States. They have taken a huge chunk of desert that they have lived on for centuries and turned it into productive land. The Palestinians, on the other hand, can't run a two car parade and have jumped into bed with every current enemy of the U.S. from 1949 onwards, and finally totally sealed the deal the day they all started dancing in the streets on 9-11. Like I said, fuck you guys. Those who pour the cup of war get to drink it's deepest dregs.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address
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