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What do you say now Subul (Subul2000@yahoo.com)?

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Submitted by Edmund James (Canada), Apr 9, 2003 at 14:23

I email this as Iraqis dance and topple Hussein's statues. Perhaps apologist Subul will learn to truly apologize and mean it.

One can be a favourite for a time and a cause, it is never so simple and easy in a complex world, but if abused things change. Ask Hussein and bin Laden.

Frankly, yes, it is also about oil. Militant Islam and dictators would continue to have the money to fund weapons of mass destruction. If Hitler had the oil money we might have all been speaking German, and clicking our heels to a Nazi leader. Nazism is the model on which Hussein built Iraq, then, of course switched to Stalin and the Soviet Union. He even dressed and looked like Stalin (whose statues were toppled, too.) Not much of change was required, to switch from Nazism to Communism, as Middle East Professor, Bernard Lewis, suggested in his recent book "Crisis of Islam".

Sometimes I wonder if the wrong people got the oil in the first place. .. So why don't Saudi Arabia, Jordan, etcetera, open their doors for the Palestinians? Because the Palestinians wish to stay there, or is it because the other Arabic/Muslim countries wish them set the example of "how poorly they are being treated"?

Perhaps, after the dust settles in Iraq, the rest of the Middle East will realize Israel is an ally that we of North America, and our coalition countries, will protect.

And if the terrorists of Palestine stop using homicide bombing as an excuse for freedom fighting, possibly an arrangement will be negotiated. If wisdom prevails Palestine might even be a state. But from what I have read and seen, I doubt it.
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