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Submitted by Infidel (Canada), Feb 13, 2008 at 13:47

Thank you for correcting me. I now understand that when you make a statement, you actually mean the opposite. While I've accepted your previous writings as an intention of stating your view or opinion, I now understand that when you make a statement, you actually mean the opposite; thus, "Israel does not have the victim identity", means that they are victims;" Israel is the aggressor state", means they are not the aggressor state; "that they are constantly attacking their neighbors;" means they are not attacking.

This of course, is rather an unusual method of writing, however now that you've corrected me, I will view your writings from a new and unusual perspective. What really fooled me, is that I've read a number of your articles and noted that you had a rather negative opinion of the Jews. Can you tell me whether your previous articles used the same approach, that is your negative statements were meant to be positive?

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