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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 20 2012 9:41 a.m. MST

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SME
Bountiful, UT

"It's in nobody's interest to see an escalation of the military conflict."

Unfortunately that is not always true. Hamas may beleive that they will ultimately gain greater political power. Since they continue to launch rockets from Gaza into Israel, they must believe it benefits them in some way.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Let's hope Hillary doesn't come under fire like she did in Bosnia.

Did a video start this current conflict?

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

It’s hard to see the hard line stance of Hamas towards Israel softening. The Palestinians are factionalized but Hamas still holds a majority of seats in the Palestinian Parliament. The rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt must be somewhat encouraging to them as well. I wish Hillary luck in her efforts but it doesn’t look at all hopeful to me.

IndeMak
South Jordan, UT

Eyes are finally starting to be opened. More Muslims than Christians in the world. Muslims also have access to major military funding. The Muslim religion is a religion of peace but it also teaches that anyone that is not of their teaching is not worthy. With such a large population, there are hundreds of thousands of radicals that have nothing better to do than stir the pot. The world is on verge of another war.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

once again you try to score cheap political points while others die. stay classy worf

tabuno
Clearfield, UT

More of a status quo only allows Israel to continue to grow and retain more and more settlements making any future negotiated peace more difficult. Unless pressure is brought to bear on Israel to halt its settlements the long-term prospects of a regional war with Israel and Iran possessing nuclear weapons only becomes more inevitable with devastating impacts on the global economy.

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

tabuno,

"More of a status quo only allows Israel to continue to grow and retain more and more settlements making any future negotiated peace more difficult...."
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Getting beyond the status quo is near impossible with both sides so deeply entrenched. Hamas’ insistence on a return to 1967 borders as a prerequisite for a final settlement is unacceptable to Israel which insists that those borders are indefensible. Most fundamental to the impasse is Israel’s right to statehood which is in conflict with the Hamas goal of establishing a Palestinian state over the entire disputed region covering both Palestine and what is now Israel. Just getting both sides to the table is a gargantuan task.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Nukes in the mid east countries, are like putting guns in the hands of children.

People will get hurt, and shame on those countries who provided the means.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Tolstoy,

It's not political points.

Should we excepts lies from our leaders?

This is ok?

barbara
Carlsbad, CA

Are political points really cheap?

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@worf
even if this thread had anyhting ot do with those subjects which it does not, you have been asked o0n nnumerious occassions to provide any proof of anyone lying and all we have gotten in return is more baseless conspercy theriores. There is really no reason to even engage you when you show a complete lack of repsect for the very serious issues presented by these articles and your obvious desire to take cheap shots at every turn.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Tolstoy,

I have an expectation of leaders telling the truth. It frustrates me when they don't, and we the people should feel like fools. It doesn't matter if they are Democrats, or Republicans. Just speak the truth.

I don't make things up. Here's an AP article:

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign said she "misspoke" when saying last week she had landed under sniper fire during a trip to Bosnia as first lady in March 1996. She later characterized the episode as a "misstatement" and a "minor blip."

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