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  •  Who is denying (none)
    this is a good thing? Not the Front page post. Not I. We are just skeptical of your claims that the sunnis chose ballots over bullets. I am arguing that they-the Sunnis- ,like other guerilla insurgencies of 20th century,  are simply showing their strength by every available means- bullets, ballots etc. etc. It is the same reason why Hamas , Hezbollah and others contest elections in middle-east.
    •  Except Hamas... (none)
      Has yet to contest a national election.  They plan on doing so this time, but as of now they have not ever run candidates.  And second of all, historically insurgencies have fizzled once they began to accept the legitimate democratic process, as I hope this one does.  How often does Hezbollah attack Israel now?  How often did they before they had to actually run things as a real government?

      The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just. 0.0, -1.74

      by Trinitrotoluene on Thu Dec 15, 2005 at 12:57:40 PM PST

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      •  Umm. (none)
        Hezbollah attacked Israel while Israel was in Lebanon. Hezbollah cannot operate inside Israel so attacking israel is out of question. They are still very active in Lebanon though.You are clearly wrong. And Hamas did contest regional elections for the exact same reason- they were showing their strength and not because they love the Democratic process and are willing to accept every consequence of this process. Let us see - Your premise was wrong and now you don't know what you are talking about.Great combo.

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