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  • cooma02 cooma02 Mar 23, 2004 4:00 AM Flag

    DOUBLE STANDARDS?

    Good to see the USA foreign policy not condemning Israel actions, and the American public ask why people hate the USA and are willing to crash planes into buildings!!!

    I ask was this old disabled man really a threat? Did he warrant being 'taken out' for military gains? This guy was almost blind and couldn�t walk, probably would have naturally died soon anyway!!

    This has created many more terr0rist and has caused more global security worries yet again, all America had to do was appose Israel actions however now there is more flag burning!

    Isn�t it about time the west took action against Israel? We stop Iraq & Afghanistan from dictatorship and aggressive behaviour or is this more USA double standards?

    WELL DONE BUSH.

    From an Englishman viewpoint

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    • couldn't agree with you more...

      Israeli occupation of west bank and gaza is illegal. The suicide bombing on israeli occupied territory was due to the inaction of the international community to uphold UN partition resultion and res 242. US consistently backed Israel for unjustified reasons.

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      • "Israeli occupation of west bank and gaza is illegal. The suicide bombing on israeli occupied territory was due to the inaction of the international community to uphold UN partition resultion and res 242. US consistently backed Israel for unjustified reasons."

        The USA has a lot to answer for, breaking / bending UN resolutions as it see fit. I only hope that the American joe start to question the forgein policies and maybe wake up to the global dictator that BUSH is, at the end of the day it is YOUR taxes that is being spent.

      • If you are an american, then I assume you are prepared to sell your home and give the proceeds (or the land itself) back to the Native Americans from whom it was 'stolen'.

    • Have to agree with you here. I was on a political mission to the Middle East in December. Met with the Emir of Kuwait, King of Jordan, Abu Alla, Sharon, Generals, Princes, educators, etc.. The fact is the good things that happen are not given great attention. There was a town in Iraq that had not had electricity for 7 years. When electricity was finally restored, no one outside of the town knew. There is a Palestinian comedian who does impersonations of the world's political leaders. I hear he is very funny and helps break the tension at the gates (crossing points) in the fence. Some of these are only open for 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes in the evening. They do no always open on time. It can be tense when a lot of people try to move through in a short time and I understand this comedian does a great service to both sides by easing tensions. Have you ever heard of this person before? Why not? How about when Palestinians help injured Jewish Israelis or Israeli soldiers help an injured Palestinian? Think it doesn't happen? It does, but no one wants you to hear about the good - only the bad. There are also many Palestinians who were involved in the violence in the 60s and 70s who are now professors and politicians who acknowledge that violence is not an answer. Why do we not hear from them in the media. They are out there and available and willing to talk. Why won't the media cover them? Because sex and violence sells, not love stories. Beware of believing too much of what you see, hear and read in today's media.

    • >>How many Arabs and other Muslims speak out against terrorism against the Jews, or against anyone including Muslims for that matter?<<

      LOTS AND LOTS. There are many movements here and in Isreal that speak just that. The media does not pay any attention to them. All they get is a small blurp in the newspaper on page 23 among the bra adds. Seek and you shall find. They are there but the war mongors do not want them to be heard.

    • You are totally naive. How many Arabs and other Muslims speak out against terrorism against the Jews, or against anyone including Muslims for that matter?

    • Try to be accurate:
      If SOME arabs have their way........
      It is also true: If SOME Israelies have their way, there wont be any Arabs left.
      Let us not not allow the tail to wag the dog, shall we.
      Most Arabs want what everyone else in the world wants, to live in peace.
      Most Israelies want what everyone in the world wants, to live in peace.
      Unfortunitly the ones in charge (both sides) do not seem to like that, their power base is not based on peace

    • Explain how protecting one's countrymen from total eradication is "tit for tat".

      If the Arabs had their way there would be no Jews on the face of the earth.

    • isn't it strange that the stock market dropped last Friday, maybe some people knew about the attack?

      don't this happen to the Germany market the day before 9/11?

    • Thank you;
      I think both the Palestinans and the Israelies lack leadeship. Tit for tat does not work. We need to learn to deal with people as they are. If someone want to live in the 11th century that is their privilage (and problem). As long as they are not imposing it on anyone else, taht is fine with me. We can not ( and should not) drag them into the 21st century kicking and screaming. We should be able to deal with them fairly.
      The problem is that there are always those selfwritious people taht want everyone to think and behave the same way they do.

    • You are correct that 3 is the only real answer. People here do not want 1 or 2, but are trying to show where the real problem is. It is leadership and education. The Arabs and Palestinians lack both and this is what is causing the problem. The world has moved into the 21st century but the Arabs insist on living in the 11th century. Until that changes, there is little hope for the area.

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