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  •  Good point. We're our founding fathers justified (9+ / 0-)

    In fighting our revolutionary war against the British who would have called them terriorist?

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    by HoundDog on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 10:29:33 AM PDT

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    •  Victors write the histories. /nt (6+ / 0-)

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      I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
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      by polecat on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 10:40:47 AM PDT

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      •  If Israel keeps up like this history may record (5+ / 0-)

        The Hamas leader of Gaza as the George Washington of his day.

        I've been hoping instead for a peaceful revolution where Abbas or that fayad fellow ... Gets to be like mahatma Gandhi.

        Sadly so many hard right Israeli's r under a delusional fantasy that they can replicate the disgrace of what we did to the American Indians.

        Not going to happen in the age of the internet.

        The choice is modeling India or us revolution.

        Either myself or people like me will help write much of this history.  The Extreme Likud narrative is not going to hold up.

        The sooner Israeli realize this the far fewer people will die in the transition.

        I am an advocate of non-violence, but this strategy relies on a certain level of moral conscience on the part of oppressive forces.  The British had this -  do the Israelis.  We will learn soon.

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        by HoundDog on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 11:18:37 AM PDT

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        •  18th and 19th Century ethics (or lack thereof) (2+ / 0-)
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          HoundDog, too many people

          don't belong in the 21st.

          The regard for human life in that era was abysmal.

          re: Partitioning (India/Pakistan) -- that didn't work all that well, and both states ended up with enough resources to survive.  Will the resulting state of Gaza/Palestine/etc have enough water and other resources (and access) to actually make it?

          What about people that don't want to relocate from one to the other?

          This gets ugly fast, and India and Pakistan (the Other I/P) aren't going to be friends for generations.  This, IMHO, is worse.

          It would be a useful exercise to figure out what the state of Palestine (in a 2-state scenario) would need to be viable.  The follow up question would be whether Israel would ever allow it to happen even under ideal circumstances.  What about Likud?

          Similar questions come up about Iraq and Biden's notion of partitioning.  (As if we didn't learn enough from the 1919-20 Paris conference and the aftermath!?!)  But there, the resource that no one wants to share is oil.

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          by polecat on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 12:56:02 PM PDT

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