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Submitted by Don Canham (United States), Jun 15, 2003 at 01:12

I am so sick and tired of diplomats discussing murder, torture, rape, and all the ohter atrocities that have been foisted upon the world in the name of "DIPLOMACY". The French recently made a mockery of Secretary Powell's arguments in the U.N. They actually ruined many deals by doing so. But when you sit down with thieves, you had better make sure your valuables are safe. Not so with DIPLOMACY . You sit sown with Liars, cheats, unrepentant criminals and you expect them to keep their word! Are we crazy?

The Berlin Wall did in fact, stop many people from leaving hell to get to a sort of heaven. But, it worked. I propose the same type of entry and exit from Israel. The check points should be a maze of red tape that only those with legitimate reasons will be allowed.

The next step whould be that no palestinian BE ALLOWED TO ENTER ISRAEL FOR WORK. THAT'S RIGHT, WORK. The Israelis have been more than generous to the Palestinians regarding their entry to work for various businesses. With that many more Palestinians out of work there is the possiblity that they will overthrow Arafat and his gang of thieves and murderers.

If they won't close off Israel, they will continue to be bombed by fanatics. It is as simple as that. Everyone will hate the Israelis, but so what, who loves them now? When everyone is being reduced to poverty, they will rise against Arafat and his henchmen and possibly return to a normal ife.

If they don't rise up, it will be their own fault. That is the only chance Palestine has. As you well know, nobody wants them. Not Jordan, Not Turkey, not even Syria or Iran. Saudi Arabia is another country that should be brought to the table, quickly, and not with diplomacy. There is too much at stake.

Simply hit them in the pocketbook. It is already working for us in hurting France. Another spineless entity.
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