Thursday, May 22, 2003
Road map to where?
So what's with the white-washed title? "Reformis" Mazen? Hamas "militants"? Funny!
Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas plans to hold talks this week with leaders of the militant group Hamas, which has defied his calls for an end to attacks on Israelis, a Palestinian official said Thursday.
So Mazen believes that if he begs with the terrorists, says pretty please with sugar on top, they'll stop their attacks? They've vowed time and time again that they will not stop their attacks until there is no more Israel. That seems pretty clear. Yet Abu Mazen, "leading moderate", thinks he can talk them into changing their ways. Why would they when they have Arafat in their corner? Let's be honest here, Arafat is still running the show.
Instead of negotiating with terrorists, he should be crushing them. Since they refuse to do it, Israel is left to do the job. Perhaps, instead of appeasing terrorists to avoid a civil war, he should let the cards fall where they may. A civil war sounds like it would be the best thing to happen to the Palestinians since Jordan rejected them. Let them fight their own, then Israel won't have to.
Hamas has rejected the road map, though nobody invited them to the party. Mazen and Arafat are doing nothing to rein in the terrorists, and instead start bargaining with them, yet it's Sharon who is sabotaging peace. By giving the green light to Mazen to include Hamas in these talks, we are pushing Israel to effectively negotiate with the terrorists who are killing their kids every day. We are pushing them to do exactly what we refuse to do. Where is the objection to these meetings with Hamas?
The hypocrisy and blindness of the world is getting a bit old. Just build the wall. Let them rot in their pathetic little world. Enough already.
What do you expect with a terrorist group that has the following philosophy:
"When the Zionist enemy stops killing Palestinian civilians, ends its assassinations and its incursions and frees the prisoners, then Hamas could stop its military operations against (Israeli) civilians," he said.
Note the word "could". In other words, when Israel stops defending herself, then maybe we'll stop the violence. Oh, and Israeli soldiers and unarmed settlers are still fair game. I just blew milk out of my nose. Excuse me while I clean out my keyboard.
Hamas refuses to recognize the right of Israel to exist, advocating a Palestinian state stretching from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, but Haniya did not rule out the possibility of a "truce" with the Jewish state.
A truce? From Colin Powell's joint news conference with Israel's Foreign Minister, Silvan Shalom on May 10, 2003:
QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, do you accept the idea of “hudna” – a sort of a cease-fire between the Palestinian terror organizations, or do you support what Prime Minister Sharon is demanding from the Palestinians: a total disarming and dismantling of these terror organizations?
There's nothing left to say. On to other topics....
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