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Nothing was read in -- You said that Palestinians want peace.

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Submitted by Sofa Sogood (United States), Jan 25, 2008 at 23:15

You still haven't clarified your statement. Yes, what you say is true, in part. Yes, also, it's true, there are no palatable resolutions, and the US should not be interfering in the negative way it has been.

Nothing was read into your statement. You clearly express a belief that the Palestinian people -- just like the Israelis -- are really just reasonably looking for -- really wanting -- a solution to their particular problems -- quite rationally. While there are some -- some few Palestinians who fall into this category, the majority are totally focused on hatred and destroying Israel. There isn't anything reasonable or rational about it. Their position even excludes their own best interests.

Electing Hamas because they were less corrupt than Fatah was just one of the reasons behind their electoral victory. In either case, Hamas - Fatah, their intentions are exactly the same as far as Israel -- and the treatment of their own people -- are concerned.

Much more than U.S. meddling is the European attitude, including their and our Mainstream Media, responsible for the ever-ongoing nature of this conflict. Left-wing Israelis, largely because of their desire to be socially accepted by these Europeans, follow blindly. The opinion that the Palestinians are only seeking justice and freedom or whatever and the support of that particular fantasy propaganda line, encourages rather than discourages their "cause." Had there been unremitting condemnations of their Intifadas and murderous intentions instead of this "support," the conflict could have long ago settled down and a decent resolution been found.

Your statement that Palestinians want peace is absurd, and this refusal to face reality and instead seeking definitions that are rational in your inner world, by believing in the "normality" of their desires, is itself very much a part of the problem. Please re-think it and face that "unpalatable" reality.

Palestinians don't want peace. If they did, there would be peace.

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