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Submitted by WeAreAllDanes! (United States), Mar 6, 2006 at 01:23

"Financial "aid" by the US and the West to Palestinians and other Arab states is packaged in conditions and clauses. Either the Palestinians and Arab states do as the West want or that "aid" is cut off. What do you call that? Blackmail?"

Considering they so rarely do this, we're obviously not getting what we paid for. Cut off all aid to the ME.

"It was rather amuzing, though, how the threat of withholding "aid" to the Palestinians was quickly withdrawn when Iran stepped up and volunteered to provide the needed aid by the occuppied and oppressed people of Palestine."

Oh, please. They are "occupied and oppressed" purely for political purposes to serve the Arab states.

"I dont believe that the Palestinians, one way or another, will bow in submission to US and Western demands in order to dodge the "aid" sanctions being threatened against them."

Fine with me. End all aid to them. I don't work for a living to see so much of my money be given to people who hate me and my entire civilization.

"And as to "acts of war", what do you think has been taking place between the Israelis and the Palestinians for the past 50 years or so? A ping pong match?"

I don't think you know what a real war looks like. Now that the "Palestinians" have shown what their true desires are - by electing Hamas - the gloves should come off.

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