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Reader comment on item: [The Hamas Electoral Victory:] Democracy's Bitter Fruit
in response to reader comment: agree on all except 2 points

Submitted by keith (United States), Jan 27, 2006 at 17:59

1- "Unfortunately the USA now is an example of social injustive -new orleans- and poverty -streets of New York- "

Which is why people from around the world want to come here, right? I regret even dignifying this assertion with a response. I apologize for losing control of myself.

2- "Hamas is an elected group now representing a population under occupation and colonization."

Hmmm. A colonized and occupied people openly electing leaders of their own who are overtly and stridently opposed to those occupying, and who espouse violence toward said occupiers. Yes, they certainly sound occupied and colonized to me. Definitely not a shred of self-determination in evidence there. Funny we all didn't see it sooner.

"The west needs to convince the palestinians that negociations (sic) work. "

Negotiations have not worked because the agreements have been continually broken by the Palestinians. It would be more helpful if the Israelis and others could be convinced that negotiations do NOT work.
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