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Same Elephant In Room, Same Paradigm

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Submitted by JTP (United States), Aug 9, 2005 at 18:16

C'mon, does anyone *really* see benefit in this "disengagement?" Maybe Yasser should get another "peace prize" posthumously to add insult to the injury and death. Maybe some other moderates, recently departed, should also be awarded prizes. /sarcasim

I've read that neither the Egyptians nor the Israelis wanted Gaza back in the day. The Israelis were then compelled to control it and it's population for some kind of security. True or not it is still irrelevant. The paradigm is in plain sight and has been for decades (centuries). It's the same pattern of Arab attack and Arab excuse.

The excuse rhetoric, which enables cont'd attacks against Israel, is co-opted by a peculiarly broad variety of organizations and states. The ideas also arrive in subtlety with words like contiguous. These patterns 'almost' defy coincidence.

Who and what defined the borders before WWI and WWII? What defined the borders before the Ottomans LOST? The answer is war and conquest. Just as the war that eventually declared the State of Israel, the previous borders were dictated by wars. These are indigenous minority people who were awarded a territory after a war. That's the history of the world. Why is this situation so different, so violent, so...slippery?

Where did this voice of contradiction come from as it overlooks the incessant Arab attacks on Israelis decade after decade after decade?

Unseen forces seem to dictate the excuses because they continue endlessly. These pretexts are so entrenched in the vernacular that even Israelis use them for convenience. ie Palestine. ie Occupation.

Some say that Israel is removing the 'excuse' for Arab/P. attacks by no longer 'occupying' Gaza et al. Hence they won't have to use restraint "if" they are attacked again. Using the term "if" is absurd, bizarre and contrived when addressing Arab hegemony, you need look no further than the non-ceasefire attacks against Israelis in the previous weeks and months. You can give them a new name every week (PLA, PLO, militants, etc. etc.) but the practitioners and the practice IS THE SAME.

The MainStreamMedia is strangely absent as 10,000 people are forced from their homes. You wouldn't know anything of importance was happening in the territories. They were crying when Arafat kicked, crying all over themselves with headlines. From where do they get their queues?

Sure as I'm writing this the attacks will continue against Israelis. Sure as there will be more restraints placed on Israel in the future. Roadmaps, Accords and Peace Prizes. UN Declarations, Divestments and more Agit Prop. The same, more and more attacks.

Hey, if you want euphemisms call a head of state or a diplomat, or a reporter.

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