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Submitted by Wyzoleowl (United States), Jun 29, 2006 at 22:24

While the Hamas violent depredations increase in intensity and their israeli neighbors continue to hope that some day the battles will cease and peace will finally return, the Hamas attacks are par for the course - the normal part of the scenario that the Palestinians and Arab populations through the entire middle east have followed for over a hundred years.

It is even more refinforced today by the mayhem inflicted by their brothers in God in Iraq where Al Kaeda's devastation of fellow Muslims is fed by the success of each previous day's violence, which they look on as one step closer to victory. Where Israel's leadership and populace felt peace would come once the contested Gaza strip was given up, as always Israel's concession is held up to their Arab populace as a sign of Hamas victory and Israel's capitulation, and used as the motivation to turn the heat up.

Now that we've arrived at a peaceful resolution of the land conflict, let's trot out the rocket launchers, race through the tunnels and surprise them with unexpected attacks till they throw in the towel.. The machismo becomes even more inflamed with the notion that if the Al Kaeda can succeed in thwarting the goals of the US. Armed Forces, knocking off little israel should be a snap. Keep faking our continued advance with the promise of eventual harmonious settlements of our differences.

The illusions and the reflexive turning fancy into fact has long been the mantra, with the unending imagined perceptions of conspiracies the normal projections of conspirators, - the eagerness to believe that the 9/11 destruction was caused by the Mossad, the Pentagon, the CIA, et al, etc., ad infinitum is typical of the paranoia that stokes the fires of validating their perceptions as the successful identification of the real culprit. Reasoning and logic have no place in arriving at the truth, any wild-eyed frenized claim evolves as the obvious answer to become their truth. For the Israelis, the handwriting on the wall leaves nothing to their imagination - if these fighters in the name of God are capable of wreaking violence and death on fellow Muslims but of the wrong denomination, there need be no guesswork as to what plans they have for us.

The motley street fighters would rather get paid well than contribute to Iraq's freedom. Their prinicipal gripe is " Imagine their attacking us when we fled to the Mosque, a holy place where no one may enter to perpetrate violence" while they're trucking in supplies of arms. The vision of martyrdom for their suicide-bomber children blots out the criminal idiocy of allowing their children to pursue this short career, which for a while was producing some big checks, so it isn't a total loss. For the terrorist recruits, every day's excursion to the moving battlefield is nothing more than an ordinary guy just doing his day-job. The pay is better than the pittance thrown at you for the work barely available back home, and worse case scenario, you get to paradise and find seventy-two virgins waiting for you like they told you, unless they're all busy when you show up.

For thirty years Arafat ordered death sentences for any Palestinian who even hinted that accomodation with Israel might be a better deal, and gave out the word very plainly to all what he would do with a knife in the heart for those who gave the idea a second thought, this with a Nobel Prize for Peace safely in his pocket. The mass of terrified Muslims who only dream of peace deplored violence and wished for any accommodaiton with Israel thatt would bring peace, as Arafat's armed minions and the soldiers of competing sects enforced the threat - the swift death for any Palestinian that didn't heartily subscribe to the destruction of Israel. Their suffering never bothered their leaders - it is still iooked on as collateral damage in the continued march to the sworn goal of wiping Israel and its populace off the map and taking over the land which is their heritage. For every Israeli who hears nothing more than these repeated threats, it's more than enough for him to decide on his own options. , while the huge cash bundles keep pouring into the pockets of the mujheddean from their loyal fans - the wealthy nabobs of the Arab countries.

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