"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.
Let's hope Hillary doesn't come under fire like she did in Bosnia.Did a video start this current conflict?
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.
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.
once again you try to score cheap political points while others die. stay classy
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.
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...."____________________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.
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.
Tolstoy,It's not political points.Should we excepts
lies from our leaders?This is ok?
Are political points really cheap?
@worfeven 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.
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."