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Of Tribes, Terrorism and Rules

Reader comment on item: Reflections on the Sixth Fatah General Congress

Submitted by Moll (Canada), Sep 20, 2009 at 14:06

The tribal arabs, the descendants of Ham and his son Canaan, who are living in judea, samaria and gaza are stateless -- nomads, with no national identity beyond their tribalism (i.e. fatah, hamas, and clans). They are non-state players in the middle east. They do not play their war-like games by any of the traditional rules spelled out by the nations of the world after WWII. These non-state players do not engage in their terrorist activities by "gentlemen's rules". In fact, no rules but their rules apply!

Why should the State of Israel, OR any sovereign STATE, with national regalia, a military, and passports which identify its citizens, engage in any traditional civilized types of interactions with these non state actors other than killing, OR capturing and incarcerating them? How can a State negotiate, compromise, dialogue, with non-state individuals? Appeasement smacks of submission aka dhimmitude to ... what?

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