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Tammy's Questions

Reader comment on item: Two Palestines, Anyone?
in response to reader comment: Would Mr Pipes or readers help me clarify these questions? Thank you!

Submitted by LDC (United States), Jun 20, 2007 at 17:15

I don't know the answers to your questions, but I'm willing to speculate:

(1) My enemy's enemy is my enemy if we're both Muslims. They share hatred of Jews. Like Chicago White Sox fans (or any baseball fans for that matter) wanting the Red Sox to beat the Yankees. Syria has little to offer as a vassel state to anyone, except sand.

(2) He keeps peace at home by placating the agenda of an internal enemy.

(3) The US can't quite figure out its ME policy these days. We got that deer-in-the-headlights look since Bush screwed up the "peace" in Iraq after winning the "war." Iran is playing us like a fiddle.

(4) Lebanon is a big gang fight, with multiple gangs. Once a beautiful place. Now a scene from a Mad Max movie. Pre-World War II Spain, to the power of 8.

(5) Olmert's done about all the damage he can. The next election, soon please, will see him gone. Ehud Barak is the defense minister now. He knows what to do.

(6) Fatah was weakened by years of graft and coruption under Nobel Peace Prize Winner Arafat. They got llazy living off payoffs from the West. (Arafat's widow and child, in Paris, live wealthy on the money he left them. Our tax dollars at work.) Hamas are cold-blooded, Islamists killers. Don't sell any of them life insurance. Ehud knows what to do.

(7) Does Israel have the will to survive? Good question. Do we?

Don't put much stock in these responses, Tammy. Unfortunately, even the real experts can't figure all this out.

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