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Submitted by John Rudolph (United States), Jun 10, 2003 at 13:30

The problem with the policies of the past 5 or more US presidents is that "tolerance and restraint" in the mideast issue has once again raised its ugly head. This so-called roadmap for peace is by no means in any interests for the Israelis. It's all about the palestinians - who DO NOT deserve statehood.

Once again, we see US diplomatic cowering, and failure against terrorism. We are backing and supporting a roadmap for "peace" that tells me that we're afraid of terrorism. The United States in the eyes of the world has proven once again that her foreign policies toward Muslim extremism exude nothing but cowardice, tolerance and restraint. Muslim terrorism is proving to the world that it is working, provided that the US continues to pander and nuzzle up to the Muslims as US foreign policy tosses Israel to the dogs.

"Look at the big picture" my co-worker responds. "It all comes out nice and fine for everyone." Wrong. Can someone prove to me that our foreign policy is working? What about the administration's recent acceptance and tucking in under the rug of Sudanese Christian murders and the proposal to remove Islamic Sudan from the list of terrorist-supporting nations? What about the hundreds of thousands of East Timoran Christians who have been slaughtered, as US eyes turn away and nothing is said? What about the suicide bombings of innocent Israeli men, women, and children? Where is the justice, and why is our current administration backing terrorist nations and terrorists themselves whenever it is "strategically fit" to do so?

As we see witness in disbelief the unraveling of this nonsensical "Road map for peace" we once again witness typical palestinian violence on the rise. We see Hamas, as if we didn't already predict that this was going to happen, decide to pull out from "talks" that in the first place they shouldn't even have the privilege to be present, simply because they are terrorists.

Just this morning a close friend of mine told me that more Israelis were butchered at the hands of the palestinians. Two of these innocent civilians, for example, were young adults, a young man and a woman, who were brutally stabbed to death by Islamic militants as they sat in their cars, minding their own business. The Israeli response from a helicopter rocket attack left a leader of Hamas wounded and a "palestinian girl" brain dead. MORE FODDER FOR PROPAGANDA. Because of this, the US is condemning the Israeli attack? What about the attack on the Israelis? Where is the condemnation against THAT attack? Where is the justice, and why is the United States once again pandering to terrorism??

Daniel asks the readers - What will happen if:
The promise of Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) to "act vigorously against incitement and violence and hatred, whatever their form or forum may be" is as hollow as Arafat's past assurances?

Take a look at the history of the palestinian leadership and then we'll all see that Mazen's policies will be as hollow as his predecessor (actually, the hand that fits inside the puppet called Mahmoud Abbas). Watch and see. Hamas will launch an attack. Mazen will blame Hamas, and Hamas will blame Mazen. But the violence against Israel shall go on, unabated, and the Bush White House will simply sit back and do NOTHING until Israel reacts - at which time the White House will condemn another Israeli attack.

WE CANNOT TRUST THE WORD OF THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY NOR CAN WE TRUST THE "WORD" OF MUSLIMS.

His renunciation of "terror against the Israelis wherever they might be" is meaningless?

IT IS MEANINGLESS already.

Hamas and Islamic Jihad engage in violence against Israelis?

With the recent retaliatory strike by Israel against Hamas for the gruesome death of the Israelis, this will give Hamas the excuse to start up their suicide bombings again and possibly run assassination attempts against Israeli government members.

Bush needs to get serious and cease backing the palestinian authority, but don't expect to see that happen anytime soon. Our government has taken a dangerous wrong turn in Middle East policy. ...
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