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Pouring Gas on a Fire

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Submitted by Osama (Egypt), Jun 24, 2002 at 12:24

Hi Ethan,

I think you are totally disconnected from the reality of the region.

Do you really think that you are the genius who found the answer?

That you are smarter than all the American diplomats who realize the dangerous consequences of such a move as moving the embassy to Jerusalem?

Let me tell you this, in all honesty, they know better than you.

First, the Arabs don't have a "claim" in Jerusalem, they have a RIGHT, undisputed historically, as well as legitimately by all relevant resolutions.

Second, moving the embassy is just like pouring gas on the already burning fire; is that what you want, really?

It is equally dangerous to the Arabs using "oil embargo" as a weapon. They also know better not to do so.

Jerusalem is not the issue at the moment; the brutal violent inhuman occupation is the real issue. Solve it, and Jerusalem will be a walk in the park.

If you live in the region, and see and feel the suffering of both sides, you would definitely (I hope) think differently.

The last thing the world needs is people who think violently and aggressively, and there are too many of those right now. The world needs wise people, not warmongers.

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