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Reader comment on item: I'm Skeptical about the Hamas-Fatah Reconciliation

Submitted by Peter Herz (United States), Nov 5, 2017 at 08:04

It's said in the US Foreign Service that optimism is to the diplomat what courage is to the soldier.

Someone tasked with keeping Fatah-Hamas talks going thus says that the reconciliation of these two wonderful, progressive, and noble liberation movements designed specifically to give an oppressed people presidents for life and faltering economies is going along just fine. It's his job, just as Col. Travis' job was to keep Santa Ana busy for a few days, regardless of the cost.

Had I a farm, I'd bet it that the diplomats tasked with this thankless job admit the truth to themselves, but their masters, whether political or ideological, want to hear something different.


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