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Swapping places?

Reader comment on item: [The Hamas Electoral Victory:] Democracy's Bitter Fruit
in response to reader comment: Finally a realistic "authority" in the PA

Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Jan 31, 2006 at 09:17

Dear mike in Lansdowne, you wrote :

> Now that the people with the guns and the bombs have the power, if there is ever a serious negotiation (a very big if) those doing the negotiation will have the clear ability--visible to all in advance--to remove a major source of terrorism. If they come to an agreement and then they don't perform, they won't have Fatah's excuse and they will be discredited in a way that Fatah never was.

Did I get it right? ...Now Hamas and Fatah will swap places. Fatah is going to be in charge of the daily job of bloody Islamic banditism while Hamas will be satisfied with embezzling Western aid, negotiating 'truces' and staging 'acts of good will' after each terrorist attack carried out by Fatah? After losing so many outstanding terrorists Hamas deserves a respite while Fatah must rehabilitate its stained reputation.
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