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  •  Dumb propoganda diatribe... (1+ / 0-)
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    Is all this video shows.  That Hamas is willing to use innocent civilians to shelter its military activities is old news.

    In fact, every subversive organization does the same.

    Hizballah?  Shoot rockets from private homes...

    French resistance to Nazis was also hidden beneath "innocent" civilians who helped them as much as possible.

    Against these kinds of tactics, Israel has unstoppable military strength.  That's why Hamas hides behind civilians.  What else can they do to even hope to move Israel through the use of force?  Nada.

    At some point, chances are that Hamas will overplay its hand to the point of forcing Israel to reoccupy Gaza.

    If so, I hope they have the sense to turn it over to Abbas as soon as they've finished destroying the rocket factories.  I doubt that Hamas would be able to kick Fatah out of Gaza again...

    The problem is that in retaking Gaza, Israel may end up killing LOTS of Palestinians, both "militants" and "civilians".  Will Abbas be able to function effectively after such an operation?  Who knows...?


    My blue blanket!  Gimme my blue blanket...!

    •  Hamas doesn't want to move Israel (1+ / 0-)
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      by "force".  They are using the bodies of these innocent families to turn the world against Israel.  And Israel obliges by overreacting with huge military force.

      So Israel will continue to bomb neighborhoods in the vain hope of killing a "movement" represented by Hamas.

      And Hamas will continue to goad Israel and endanger the lives of the people it ostensibly represents in the vain hope of getting Israel to leave the region (let's face it, where are the boundaries Hamas will be happy with?).

      And we here at Dkos will continue the same gawdamned fight . . .

      "Balance" does not mean giving the same weight to a lie as you do to the truth.

      by delphine on Thu Mar 20, 2008 at 03:59:52 PM PDT

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      •  What we should do... (0+ / 0-)

        And we here at Dkos will continue the same gawdamned fight . . .

        Whenever we dumb down the political debate, we lose. -Barack Obama

        by klizard on Thu Mar 20, 2008 at 04:02:33 PM PDT

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        •  oops (0+ / 0-)

          What we should do is:

          1. keep posting informative diaries about the conflict, because the US media omits crucial facts and mostly ignores the Palestinians' grievances
          1. focus on the things most of us agree the US should do, such as talking to Hamas by whatever means it can or will do so

          Whenever we dumb down the political debate, we lose. -Barack Obama

          by klizard on Thu Mar 20, 2008 at 04:04:21 PM PDT

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          •  What benefit do we get if the US talks to Hamas? (1+ / 0-)
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            Do you really believe that Hamas ever will accept peace (rather than a mere lull in which to regroup and rearm) with a non-Muslim state?  

            •  They will arrange a hudna. (1+ / 0-)
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              That is a strategic truce which goes back to the days of Mohammed.  It is intended for the purpose of regrouping and continuing the battle in the future when the advantages of one's enemy have been mitigated either by their weakening or your own renewed strength.

              But this might only be true if we are to take them at their word.

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              by Eric S on Fri Mar 21, 2008 at 01:42:10 PM PDT

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