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No to appeasement

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Submitted by Jason Pappas (United States), Jan 27, 2006 at 14:47

You've said it many times: appeasement only emboldens them. We must refuse to deal with terrorists; we must refuse to let others gain by supporting terrorists. But we've done just the opposite. If we can ignore that Arafat is a terrorist, I fear we'll soon ignore that Hamas is terrorist in nature—mostly likely by saying that they've changed.

"Those who harbor terrorists …" were the words of resolution that put the terrorist supporters on notice. Or at least we thought. Has the world changed? Sadly, no. The election is a logical consequence of decades of Western appeasement. The fact that Arafat, "the father of modern terrorism," was rewarded with control of a territory and billions of dollars sent a clear message: terrorism works. After 9/11, despite the rhetoric of resolution, one of the first acts of our President was to unilaterally change our policy and endorse a state for Palestinians on the West Bank. Terrorism works. The Intifada, paused for a short period after 9/11, resumed with greater vigor. Immediately after the London bombing of 7/7, the G8 leaders meeting in Scotland at the time, pledged billions for Palestinian terrorists. Terrorism works!

We must stop the appeasement!!!

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