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  •  If it was so meaningless, WHY was it opposed? (12+ / 0-)

    Why would Israel and the US do everything they could to stop this from happening if it's so meaningless?

    Ah, because it ISN'T meaningless!

    That's why.

    C M
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    Struggle with dignity against injustice. IS there anything more honorable that a person can do?

    by Celtic Merlin on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 04:10:12 PM PST

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    •  It was because... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...Palestine lost the actual struggle for UN recognition as state (The vote didn't even come up on the Security council) and this is a way for them to save face.

      •  Ha. The US blocked it. What a surprise. (0+ / 0-)

        The rest of the planet has now recognized these people and they now have a UN-recognized state of their own.

        Why would something so good upset you so much?

        Struggle with dignity against injustice. IS there anything more honorable that a person can do?

        by Celtic Merlin on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 04:11:42 AM PST

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          Pre-911 there were huge marches and groundswell for a free Palestine... But then, there was the massive 'every Muslim is a terrorist' sentiment swept the world.

          Before that, they were going the way of South Africa, fast. Now that that sentiment has worn thin, people are coming back around.

          Might just save some lives.

          Atheistic Determinist and Contemplative Contrarian.

          by ShockandAwed on Fri Nov 30, 2012 at 04:20:41 PM PST

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