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Why Oslo's Hopes Turned to Dust

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Submitted by Roger Norman (United States), Sep 12, 2003 at 15:50

My question is directed to Daniel in relation to a commentary by Joseph Farah on www.wnd.com calling for the "killing" of Arafat. (http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=34559). I find no fault with Daniel's appraisal of the situation, but rather choose to hear his thoughts on this subject.

So the question is, are we now so emboldened as to think we have the right to call for, or participate in the murder of Arafat? I have no problems with him being formally arrested under the United Nations Criminal Court for War Crimes, but I have a problem with anyone suggesting that murder is an option as long as it looks good. Would Arafat's murder incite more terrorism (which is what I believe) or free the Palestinians up to ponder the question of true autonomy, self governance and security, perhaps even democracy?

And, to jump the fence for a moment, if Arafat were to be arrested by the UN for war crimes, then shouldn't Ariel Sharon be up in the defendant's box too. After all, he allowed the slaughter of thousands of Palestinians by withdrawing protection and opening the way for the Lebonese Christians.

Just how many people do we kill? Where does it stop? It apparently doesn't stop through negotiations. Should we become (we, meaning the people of the world) judge, jury and executioner? Do we follow George Bush into the realm of the strongest is the rightest (sorry about that)?

Roger W. Norman
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