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Typical conservative tactic of tarring anyone who dares to disagree with you

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in response to reader comment: Krikorian, since you asked I will tell you what I meant by accommodation.

Submitted by Spar Krikorian (United States), Oct 21, 2006 at 02:53

Yasir Arafat is not my hero. Neither is Ariel Sharon who was held in a war crimes trial in Israel for his actions in allowing a Lebanese slaughter. That he was not convicted was sheer politics and nothing more my friend. You can cite your historical litanies until you are blue in the face and none of them will change the fact that Israeli attacks, retalliations, etc. etc. whatever semantics you choose to use for the slaughter they incur at an historic rate of THREE TIMES TO ONE of whatever the Palestinians have been able to pathetically muster out of their misery.

But let's not talk about their living conditions, because as an Israeli soldier recently told me... "They are all animals anyway..." Hatred seeks only to feed itself and is the epitome of evil's control over humankind. That both sides prescribe to eye for an eye madness is at the root of the problem. But whether you'd like to admit it or not, the Israelis are in the position of real control in every aspect, militarily and socially as a relatively comfortable middle class country. Therefore, they have far more practical leverage in the situation.

The notion that the long-standing bloody stalemate in the holy land is anything but a mass hysterical blood feud of both sides is misinterpretation and an invitation for more of the bloody same for years to come. I reject this nihilistic end-game as both immoral and insane. As a predominantly christian nation and as Israel's chief benefactor, America owns a large part of the responsibility for making peace in the holy land, because we, as a nation steeped in a tradition of 'turning the other cheek' and 'blessed are the peacemakers' are ideally suited to convince our eye-for-an-eye brethren on all sides, that there is indeed a better way. I'd share that better way with you here, but you are clearly devoted to your invective and attacks and so I will choose a more suitable forum.

Suffice to say, I am sick and tired of the same old blame game that goes round and round as the bodies continue to fall. But when I hear someone trying to place the entirety of blame on an oppressed, impoverished, humiliated people, I am bound by basic decency and honor to speak in their behalf. Yes, I know how the grand mufti was in bed with a cancer like Hitler, but how many more must suffer and die on all sides before we all finally agree that enough is enough?

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