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  •  OK (8+ / 0-)

    so you've got someone with better credentials (and presumably better Arabic skills) that says Cole is wrong?

    His argument makes a lot of sense. There are things that cannot be explained any other way. It may seem a bit rash here, but he really did explained it in full in his Salon article a few days ago. It's worth a read.

    Israel's Maximal Option.

    (-9.13, -8.10) Political violence is a perfectly legitimate answer to the persecution handed down by dignitaries of the state. - Riven Turnbull

    by Florida Democrat on Sat Jul 22, 2006 at 12:38:20 PM PDT

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    •  Juan Cole is just whining (0+ / 0-)

      and talk of Ethnic Cleansing from his mouth is horseshit.  Hizb'allah destroyed Beirut in their war against the Amal.  I have spoken Arabic for 40 years, and for my money, Juan Cole is a nasty little pedant, recycling horrible shibboleths without anything of value to add to the equation.

      People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered themselves than by those found by others.

      by BlaiseP on Sat Jul 22, 2006 at 12:48:16 PM PDT

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