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In A Nutshell

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Submitted by orange yonason (United States), Jul 2, 2006 at 18:29

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"... in the Israeli case at least, Washington urges understanding, restraint, compromise, management of the problem, and other half-hearted and doomed remedies. The result is an ever more exhilarated and aggressive Palestinian[sic] population that believes victory within reach."

Yes.

And it is this seemingly fatuous (I'm being generous here) support for terror, in the demonstrably bogus guise of the moral equivalence of "both sides", by Washington in particular and the West in general, that has been the impetus for ever increasing terror worldwide. By ceding the most easily won battle of the entire "war on terror" to the side most clearly deserving to loose, the West gives hope to monsters everywhere.

With the follies of Oslo now history, it is hard to see how anyone can still believe the Arab propaganda. If any doubt remains, a look only slightly further back in history undermines Arab revisionist history even further. And finally, by examining who our "allies" are in support of a state-of-their-own for liars, thieves and murderers; the illusion of moral credability for such support is fully exposed.

Yet, the mightiest and most ethical modern nation ignores reality in favor of pirates, despite clear and overwhelming legal and historical considerations. Is it then any wonder that the terrorists are encouraged and thier violence escalates, not only in Israel but all around the globe?

This Cox&Forkum cartoon captures the potentially imminent threat engendered by this tragic irony of misplaced sympathy for an implacable enemy.

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