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Our Man in the Trenches

Reader comment on item: [Alastair Crooke's Conflict Forum and] Sharing Jokes with Hamas

Submitted by Dave M. O'Neill (United States), Apr 20, 2005 at 12:12

I think the kind of research you show in this article and its dissemination is a perfect complement to the fighting our soldiers are doing to fight terrorism. After reading your article I went to the web-site of the Conflicts Forum. What a bunch of gibberish one encounters. Every paragraph is filled with verbs like "work together"; "define the issues"; "bring about change" and on and on, one meaningless phrase after another. They say they are going to substitute "mutual understanding" for armed conflict. Who do they think they are--Jesus Christ! They actually want you to believe that Prime Minister Sharon needs them to tell him how to strive for workable compromise with the Palestinians.

As your work shows they appear to be nothing but a circus for putting on cocktail parties for terrorists. They say they are non-profit. Does this mean we can see their sources of funds and how they say they use the funds? Since they really could make the war on terror worse they should be subject to scrutiny by the IRS and researchers.

Keep up the good work.
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