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  •  Doesn't change the fact... (0+ / 0-)

    Doesn't change the fact that Sharon and Netanyahu would have had little chance of success without the Palestinian violence that they themselves worked hard to elicit. Likud and Hamas have a nice racket going keeping eachother in power. I don't think either would be anywhere near as strong without the other or the equivalent.

    FREEDOM ISN'T FREE: That's why we pay taxes. I Had A Thought

    by mole333 on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 08:25:25 AM PST

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    •  and as I alluded to earlier (0+ / 0-)

      Abbas's reward for not playing in that racket has been, to date, bupkis.  Except, I suppose, in terms of his Swiss bank accounts.

      •  True (0+ / 0-)

        Which I also have alluded to (though I simply referred to the West Bank and I think it was in response to someone else). It also is what I was referring to when I said BOTH Israel AND the Palestinians have a leadership vacuum on the side of sane policy (early I merely said "sanity"). Again, Hamas and Likud have their racket going, it is unpopular on both sides, but the alternatives on both sides are weak and/or corrupt so the racket continues. Again, what is needed is Israel and/or (preferably and) Palestine to develop effective leadership in opposition to Likud and Hamas, respectively.

        FREEDOM ISN'T FREE: That's why we pay taxes. I Had A Thought

        by mole333 on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 08:34:23 AM PST

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