Assad in Doha: “An Eye for an Eye”

The following quote is taken from President Assad’s speech in Doha at a conference of Arab countries.

وقال الأسد “سنحرص أن يتذكر أبناؤنا أيضا مجازر غزة, وسنخبئ لهم صور أطفال غزة وجرا حهم ودمائهم, وسنعلمهم أن المؤمن القوي خير من المؤمن الضعيف وأن العين بالعين والسن بالسن والبادئ أظلم, وأن ما أخذ بالقوة لا يسترد بغير القوة”.

Translation:

We will take care to remind our children of the Gaza slaughter. We will save the pictures of the children of Gaza with their wounds and blood, and we will teach our children that the strong believer is better than the weak. We will teach them: “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, and he who started it is the more unjust. What is taken by force will not be returned but by force.”

The last two lines are taken from the Koran. President Bashar al-Assad has put on the mantle of Islamic resistance.

Addendum: Alia writes to correct me

Dear Josh, I was puzzled by those two lines at the end of the Assad speech and had to look them up in detail. Actually they are not from the Qur’an, they are folk sayings that are frequently mistaken for Qur’anic statements:

The words “an eye for an eye” occur in the Qur’an Surat 5 (al-Ma’edah) verse 45 referring to the Laws of the Torah descended on the Jews- ”

Verse 44
It was We who revealed the Law :: therein was guidance and light. By its standard have been judged the Jews, by the prophets who bowed to Allah’s will, by the rabbis and the doctors of law: for to them was entrusted the protection of Allah’s book, and they were witnesses thereto: therefore fear not men, but fear me, and sell not my signs for a miserable price. If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath revealed, they are (no better than) Unbelievers.

Verse 45
We ordained therein for them: “Life for life, eye for eye, nose or nose, ear for ear, tooth for tooth, and wounds equal for equal.” But if any one remits the retaliation by way of charity, it is an act of atonement for himself. And if any fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath revealed, they are (No better than) wrong-doers.

The Qur’anic law for Muslims in such matters has been alleviated as stressed in Surat 2 (al-Baqarah) verse 178 and in other instances:

“O ye who believe! Retaliation is prescribed for you in the matter of the murdered; the freeman for the freeman, and the slave for the slave, and the female for the female. And for him who is forgiven by his (injured) brother, prosecution according to usage and payment unto him in kindness. This is an alleviation and a mercy from your Lord.”

Nothing else in the last two lines is verbatim from the Qur’an.

So, although Mr. Assad is talking about believers, he is not exactly adopting the mantle of Islamic resistance. Alex we are all included…: )

was welcomed at Doha Airport by Qatar Crown Prince, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Prime Minister , and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassem Bin Jabr Al Thani , Minister of State, Sheikh Hamad Bin Nasser Bin Jassem Al Thani, and Syrian Charge d affaires in Doha.

Assad was welcomed at Doha Airport by Qatar Crown Prince, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani. Gaza Emergency Summit to support Palestinian People kicked off in Doha on Thursday afternoon with the participation of President Bashar al-Assad, Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, Algerian President Abdul Aziz Bouteflika, President of the Republic of Comoros Ahmed Abdallah Sambi, Lebanese President Michel Suleiman, Chairman of the Supreme Council of the State in Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Iraqi Vice President, Tariq Hashimi, heads of the delegations from Libya, Oman and the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Djibouti, Head of Hamas Politburo Khaled Meshaal, Secretary General of the Islamic Jihad Movement Ramadan Abdullah Shallah and Secretary General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Ahmed Jibril. President of Senegal Abdoulaye Wade, the Chairman of the Islamic Summit, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Cemil Cicek also participated in the summit.

Here are quotes from two Syrians who sent their interpretations of Assad’s speech:

1.

  • The actions of the Arab government should reflect the popular sentiment of their people
  • Syria desires peace
  • Peace is achieved only when your adversaries are fearful of the consequences of continued conflict
  • It is crucial that the Arabs have a strong position at the negotiation table (the big stick) when offering peace (the carrot)
  • Israel’s crimes should not be rewarded with a diplomatic win
  • All efforts should be made to strengthen the Armed resistance.
2.
At this stage Assad is engaged in a PR battle against the Saudis and Egyptians. We know by now that they are not going to allow ANY win for Syria. They will continue to lobby Washington not to engage Syria … There is a continuing cold war between the two camps … they want him dead or wounded. Not an equal partner.

Israel got the green light from Egypt and Saudi Arabia to finish off Hamas … Assad will not remain a bystander when the others are on the offensive.

In the past their excuse for not talking to Bahsar was that Syria is hindering efforts to elect a president in Lebanon…. now even Sarkozy says he is happy with Syria’s role. So why are they not talking to Syria?

JERUSALEM, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) — Israeli cabinet will vote Saturday on a unilateral ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, local daily Ha’aretz reported Friday on its website.

From a friend in Damsacus (This note was sent today)
Jan 15th 2009
Violence

Syria, which, since I left in early December, has become consumed with the ongoing Israeli offensive in Gaza.  Syrians in public and private are riveted to the satellite news channels soaking up the never-ending procession of carnage, martyrdom and mutilated children.  Al-Jazeera and even the relatively moderate Al-Arabiyya network have ceased even the pretense of objectivity in their reportage, drawing no distinction between news, station messages and editorial, and devoting literally every minute of their daily broadcasts to the war on Gaza.

I have lost count of how many public demonstrations have been held thus far in Damascus protesting Israel and the United States (and Saudi Arabia and Egypt, which are deemed to be insufficiently supportive of the resistance).  Each protest has shut down most of downtown Damascus for much of the afternoon, and the riot police and water-cannon trucks are now a fairly regular sight nearby my apartment.

I have not experienced any negativity cast on me, personally, by Syrians, and neither have my fellow expats as far as I know.  Though a prominent exception is a well-trafficked storefront in the popular Sha’alaan shopping district, which has covered its windows with anti-Israeli and US propaganda posters, many of which are supplied by Hamas’s media arm in Syria.  A white sign posted on the window says, in English, “Kindly no American citizens allowed.”

There has also appeared in the doorstep of numerous stores around the city a mass-produced representation of the American flag with the Israeli Star of David superimposed, so that patrons must step on them upon entry. After the infamous President Bush shoe-throwing incident a few weeks ago, I’m sure you all get the significance of this gesture.

Syria urges full Arab boycott of Israel as divisions deepen over Gaza
Ian Black, Middle East editor guardian
Friday 16 January 2009

President Assad says 2002 Arab League initiative no longer valid and urges member states to sever ties with Tel Aviv.

Arab divisions over the Gaza crisis were dramatically underlined again today when Syria, the chief backer of the Palestinian group Hamas, called a groundbreaking peace plan dead and urged Arab states to sever all ties with Israel.

Bashar al-Assad, the president of Syria, told like-minded leaders meeting in the Gulf state of Qatar that the 2002 Arab peace initiative, backed by the entire 22-member Arab League, was no longer valid. Syria had already announced an end to its own talks with Israel, brokered by Turkey and focusing on the Golan Heights.

The Arab initiative promises recognition of Israel in return for a withdrawal to the 1967 borders and a just settlement of the Palestinian problem. It is widely considered to be the only basis on which a comprehensive Middle East peace settlement could be reached and has already attracted the attention of US president-elect Barack Obama.

Assad’s unilateral announcement does not mean the plan has been formally withdrawn – that would require a full Arab summit. But his statement illustrates just how difficult it will be to rescue hopes for progress towards a wider regional peace once the immediate Gaza crisis is over.

The Syrian demand to cut links with Israel was directed primarily at Egypt and Jordan, both of which have had peace treaties and full diplomatic ties with Israel since 1979 and 1994 respectively.

Qatar and Mauritania have since announced they are suspending ties.

In addition to Assad, the Qatar meeting was attended by the presidents of Lebanon, Algeria and Sudan, as well as Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who is viscerally hostile to Israel. But western-backed heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Egypt and their allies were absent, sending their foreign ministers to a rival gathering in Kuwait instead.

Khaled Meshal, the de facto Hamas leader, along with the leaders of Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which are also fighting Israel in Gaza, flew to Doha from Damascus on the Emir of Qatar’s private plane.

Qatar, a tiny but super-wealthy Arab emirate, manages to have low-level ties with Israel as well as Hamas. It had called for an emergency Arab summit on Gaza but failed to secure the quorum of 15 states required. But it went ahead anyway as a “consultative meeting”. Complicating matters further, Saudi Arabia called its Gulf partners to a meeting in Riyadh late on Thursday, which was a clear attempt to both sideline and upstage the Qatari effort.

Saud al-Faisal, the veteran Saudi foreign minister, called for more support for Egyptian efforts to mediate a ceasefire and increase pressure on Israel to implement a UN Security Council resolution demanding an end to the violence in Gaza. As Amr Mussa, the Egyptian secretary general of the Arab League, said in Kuwait: “The Arab situation has been very chaotic and this is regrettable.”

Sami Moubayed Old battles, new contenders in the Gulf

DAMASCUS – The founding document of the League of Arab States, laid out during World War II, said the league would “draw closer the relations between member States and coordinate collaboration between them, to safeguard their independence and sovereignty”.

The statement, hailed at the time as a heroic attempt to unify the Arab world, was proudly signed off by several leaders, including Syria’s Jamil Mardam Bey, Saudi Arabia’s Emir Faisal, and Egypt’s King Farouk and his prime minister Mustapha Nahhas Pasha. A tri-partite alliance between Syria, Egypt and Saudi Arabia was born in the 1940s along with the League, and it remained intact – despite coups, revolutions, and political upheavals in all three capitals – until relations were soured between Cairo and Riyadh on one front and Damascus on the other in 2005.

The main reason for animosity was Iran. Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah argued that Iran was flexing its muscle in the Arab world – via Syria – in Iraq, Lebanon, and the Palestinian territories. They feared Iranian power and its pledge to expand the Islamic Revolution of 1979 would inspire Saudi Shi’ites, exposing the weaknesses of Saudi Wahabi Islam and perhaps bringing down the House of Saud.

In this respect they seem to have held a similar agenda to the United States when it came to breaking Iranian influence in the Arab and Muslim world. When Israel went to war against Hezbollah in 2006, several heavyweights in Riyadh and Cairo saw the war as a blessing in disguise. They hoped that the Israeli Defense Forces would do their dirty work for them and rid the so-called “moderate camp” of the pro-Iranian military group in Lebanon.

Both countries were not pleased, however, to say the least, to see both Hezbollah and Iran emerge victorious in Lebanon. The situation is repeating itself today, as Israel wages bloody war against yet another Iranian ally, this time the Islamic group, Hamas – for similar reasons, they want Hamas to be crushed in Gaza.

On the other front stands Syria, which remains firmly committed to both Hamas and Hezbollah. This stance leaves its relations with Saudi Arabia and Egypt on a razor’s edge.

Newly added to the equation is Qatar, an emerging power bent on marketing itself as an Arab nationalist state and replacing Saudi Arabia as the political heavyweight in the Gulf…..

Chairman of the Hamas Polibureau Khaled Mishaal stressed on Friday the need for stopping the Israeli aggression on Gaza Strip, withdrawing occupation forces, lifting the siege and opening all crossing points, primarily the Rafah crossing point.

Chairman of the Hamas Polibureau Khaled Mishaal stressed on Friday the need for stopping the Israeli aggression on Gaza Strip, withdrawing occupation forces, lifting the siege and opening all crossing points, primarily the Rafah crossing point.

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151. offended said:

Alex,
Exactly. I am not familiar with PTSD (fortunately). But I know it’s a devastating disorder.

God help them, is all I can say.

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January 18th, 2009, 10:12 pm

 

152. SimoHurtta said:

Well, my point was simply to say that we do see Hamas style tactics where there isn’t occupation, or any of the other features of the Israeli presence in the West Bank/Gaza Strip. Although, I imagine that some of the people who are carrying out those attacks (Bali, Mumbai, the Pakistan hotel bombings) may feel that their actions are in defense of something they feel is under attack.

Chris the world is full of “Hamas” style tactics done by many religious groups. For example Tamil Tigers use suicide bombings. Tamils are not Muslims, they are Hindus and Christians. The “Hamas style” you refer with Bali and partly with Mumbai is a little far fetched. Bali attack was a Al Qaida attack against western interests. Bali by the way is Hindu a district in a Muslim state and the attackers were Muslims. Mumbai attack has its roots in the Kashmir “occupation” and in the less optimum situation for the local Muslim majority. Lets not forget Philippines, Kurdistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Muslim areas in Russia and China. And naturally not Tibet or North Ireland. Israel used Hamas style terrorism and religion for decades before Israel formally saw the light. Later it used state terrorism and much religion.

Even western states and their intelligence services use terror a’la Hamas style as a political and military tactics to achieve their aims which hardly ever have anything to do with democracy. There are numerous documented such attempts. Israeli is for example supporting widely the Sudanese independence movements (which are not so democratic and sometimes “Islamic”) and lets not forget Eritrea and its separation process to which Israel contributed. Israel also supports Kurds whose religion is mostly Islam. Israel has a significant role also in diamond (the fuel of Israeli economy) wars in Africa, where the child warriors were used.. So lets not be hypocritical that Israel doesn’t understand the “core problem”.

Surely the attacks in New York, London, Madrid etc happened on foreign soil but nobody in his right mind can not deny that also those attacks got their fuel from a longer Israeli and western policy in the wider region. Sadly naturally the innocent had to pay for the wrong policy, not those responsible for that policy line.

I would say that Hams style resistance in Palestine is completely normal considering the circumstances. It is not done because of Islam, Palestinians would resist with the same strategy, means and methods even they would be Jews, Christians, Hindus etc. The situation defines the military strategy and tactics the weaker side adopts. Using religion as the connective force is completely normal when a nation is attacked by a nation with a different religion. When nations with the same religion are in war the religion as the uniting factor naturally has not such “advantage”.

It amuses me much when pro-Israelis try desperately to portray that the problem is political Islam and not the political Judaism called Zionism. And how Islam has a monopoly over terrorism. Zionism and one race Israel would be in serious difficulties without a strong enemy figure. Actually it would make the “justification” of a Zionist state to vanish and politically worth the level of Denmark. It is pathetic how now after the Gaza fiasco Israeli politician have again taken out the Iran card. “Iran is smuggling weapons to Gaza”. How on earth is or has been that possible. Gaza has land borders with Israel and Egypt. And the sea border has been blocked by Israel all the time so that even small fishing boats have difficulties to move out. If the smuggling tunnels are used to bring Iranian/Syrian weapons to Gaza it means that Iran is bring ship and plane loads to Egypt. Who in hell believes such naive propaganda. Sad that no reporter never seems to ask the Israeli leaders and spoke persons the essential question “How on earth Iran manages to smuggle weapons to Gaza, can you tell the methods and show any proofs”. Surely if it would be so “easy” as Israel claims Iran would arm Palestinians with higher technology weapons and better information gadgets as they have now.

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January 18th, 2009, 11:05 pm

 

153. jad said:

U.S. Media’s Self-Censorship Abets Gaza Atrocities
CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab
Thursday, January 15, 2009

http://www.icahd.org/eng/news.asp?menu=5&submenu=1&item=661

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January 18th, 2009, 11:52 pm

 

154. Alex said:

Is Ehud’s Poodle Acting Up?

http://www.antiwar.com/pat/?articleid=14091

by Patrick J. Buchanan

As Israel entered the third week of its Gaza blitz, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert regaled a crowd in Ashkelon with an astonishing tale.

He had, said Olmert, whistled up George Bush, interrupted him in the middle of a speech and told him to instruct Condi Rice not to vote for a U.N. resolution Condi herself had written. Bush did as told, said Olmert.

The crowd loved it. Here is the background.

After intense negotiations with Britain and France, Secretary of State Rice had persuaded the Security Council to agree on a resolution calling for a cease-fire. But Olmert wanted more time to kill Hamas.

So, here, in Olmert’s words, is what happened next.

“In the night between Thursday and Friday, when the secretary of state wanted to lead the vote on a cease-fire at the Security Council, we did not want her to vote in favor.

“I said, ‘Get me President Bush on the phone.’ They said he was in the middle of giving a speech in Philadelphia. I said I didn’t care. ‘I need to talk to him now.’ He got off the podium and spoke to me.”

According to Olmert, Bush was clueless.

“He said: ‘Listen. I don’t know about it. I didn’t see it. I’m not familiar with the phrasing.’

“I told him the United States could not vote in favor. It cannot vote in favor of such a resolution. He immediately called the secretary of state and told her not to vote in favor.”

The UN diplomatic corps was astonished when the United States abstained on the 14-0 resolution Rice had crafted and claimed her country supported. Arab diplomats say Rice promised them she would vote for it.

State Department spokesman Sean McCormack, with Rice at the United Nations during the debate on the resolution, said Olmert’s remarks were “just 100 percent, totally, completely untrue.”

But the White House cut Rice off at the knees, saying only that there were “inaccuracies” in the Olmert story. The video does not show Bush interrupting his speech to take any call.

Yet, the substance rings true and is widely believed, and Olmert is happily describing the egg on Rice’s face:

“He [Bush] gave an order to the secretary of state, and she did not vote in favor of it – a resolution she cooked up, phrased, organized and maneuvered for. She was left pretty shamed. …”

With Bush and Rice leaving office in hours, and Olmert in weeks, the story may seem to lack significance.

Yet, public gloating by an Israeli prime minister that he can order a U.S. president off a podium and instruct him to reverse and humiliate his secretary of state may cause even Ehud’s poodle to rise up on its hind legs one day and bite its master.

Taking such liberties with a superpower that, for Israel’s benefit, has shoveled out $150 billion and subordinated its own interests in the Arab and Islamic world would seem a hubristic and stupid thing to do.

And there are straws in the wind that, despite congressional resolutions giving full-throated approval to all that Israel is doing in Gaza, this is becoming a troubled relationship.

Two weeks ago, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, in opposing any truce, assured the world there “is no humanitarian crisis in the (Gaza) Strip,” and the humanitarian situation there “is completely as it should be.”

Not so to Hillary Clinton. In her confirmation hearings, the secretary of state-designate, reports the New York Times, “struck a sharper tone toward Israel on violence in the Middle East.”

Clinton “seemed to part from the tone set by the Bush administration in calling attention to what she described as the ‘tragic humanitarian costs’ borne by Palestinians, as well as Israelis.”

More dramatic was a weekend report by the Times’ David Sanger that the White House had rebuffed Olmert’s request for new U.S. bunker-buster bombs and denied Israel permission to overfly Iraq in any strike on Iran’s nuclear enrichment plant at Natanz.

Sanger described these U.S.-Israeli talks as “tense.”

Repeatedly, Israel has warned that Iran is close to a bomb and threatened to attack unilaterally. Indeed, Israel simulated such an attack in an air exercise of 100 planes that went as far as Greece.

Bush both blocked and vetoed that attack, says Sanger. But he did assure Olmert that America is engaged in the sabotage of Iran’s nuclear program by helping provide Tehran with defective parts.

This would seem a stunning breach of security secrets, but no outrage has been heard from the White House, nor has any charge come that the Times compromised national security.

With Olmert, Rice and Bush departing, and Obama and Hillary taking charge committed to talking to Iran, can the old intimacy survive the new friction and colliding agendas?

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January 18th, 2009, 11:56 pm

 

155. Rumyal said:

Simo,

You don’t need to go as far as Sudan—Israel is the party that has built Hamas over the 80’s and destroyed (either by violence or by bribe) all other Palestinian political parties.

I didn’t get the reference to Denmark, are you trying to provoke a neighbor country? 🙂

About the arms’ smuggling, I asked myself the same questions… and here is what I think. Arms’ are smuggled, otherwise Israel would not ask for the US to stop it. Now how do they arrive there and why is it such a big secret? As a general rule, nobody messes with the Egyptians, neither the “US-side” nor the “resistance-side”. In the long months of the siege, nobody made a peep about Egypt’s role and cooperation with Israel. Now as far as the smuggling goes, the silence is again designed to save Mubarak’s face. What is probably going on is that arms are smuggled through the red sea and land in the Southern shores of Sinai desert, using pirate/fisherman ships from Somalia, Sudan etc. Then they make it to the tunnels using Bedouins and the passive cooperation of Egyptian soldiers who are paid to keep a blind eye, and they are actually quite happy to do that since they support Hamas’ struggle anyway. Exposing this would be a big blow to Mubarak’s prestige as it would demonstrate thaat his own army is in defiance of declared policies and is “pro-Hams”. These are just pieces of the puzzle that I’ve collected from rumor mills, but the reason we don’t know more is definitely because it’s in Israel’s and Egypt’s interest not to talk about it.

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January 19th, 2009, 12:28 am

 

156. SimoHurtta said:

You don’t need to go as far as Sudan—Israel is the party that has built Hamas over the 80’s and destroyed (either by violence or by bribe) all other Palestinian political parties.

Israel has in Jerusalem office of at least one Dafur movements (SLM). As you know, probably, Dafur is part of Sudan.

Interesting reading for you and for Palestinians.
http://www.pearsfoundation.org.uk/downloads/Darfur%20Report%20Final.pdf

Isn’t it interesting how worried Jews (in general) are for the human rights in Dafur and so little of their own “slave race”.

I didn’t get the reference to Denmark, are you trying to provoke a neighbor

Denmark is a small country in area, rich, but rather unimportant in international politics, with the population of 5.5 million. “Sadly” Finland is a big country in area, so it doesn’t fit with the Israel comparison.

Actually geopolitically Denmark is much more important than Israel. Denmark controls the passage to the Baltic sea. So I chance my comparison – Israel will be like Slovenia. Does that suite you?

Arms’ are smuggled, otherwise Israel would not ask for the US to stop it.

Of course Israel would ask it even there were no serious weapon smuggling. That is “your” only excuse/propaganda asset left (=Israel’s security as “you” say). Surely we all could invent such agent stories which you describe, but are they the reality? The weapons and rocket materials Gaza has can be bought easily from the Egyptian black markets or corrupt army officiers. The only thing they need is euros (dollars before). And those Hamas gets from every Arab/Muslim country. After this war I suppose in future much more than before.

Egypt makes a big mistake if they take any responsibility over Gaza if there is no “big” settlement of Palestine problem. Gaza should be only Israel’s problem so long there is no agreement.

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January 19th, 2009, 1:15 am

 

157. Akbar Palace said:

150. jad said:

What I’m having problem to understand right now is that the aggression is stopped for now (not sure when Israel will do it again) with massacres and no achievement …What the hell was all of that about?

JAD,

Maybe it was about showing the world that Hamas is committed to “resistance” and that Israel’s military might cannot defeat it.

The other sad fact is that we the Arabs are soon going to forget this war as we usual do….

Maybe. Afterall, all these battles blur one into the other…Intifada 1, Intifada 2, Lebanon 1982, Lebanon 2006, etc, etc.

Before anyone forgets this past battle, a new one will emerge.

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January 19th, 2009, 11:55 am

 

158. Akbar Palace said:

Sim’s Nightmare Exposed:

As a vocal, non-Jewish supporter of Israel I’ve heard some strange remarks in my time…

http://www.totallyjewish.com/news/special_reports/?content_id=10978

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January 19th, 2009, 12:14 pm

 

159. SimoHurtta said:

Sim’s Nightmare Exposed:

As a vocal, non-Jewish supporter of Israel I’ve heard some strange remarks in my time…

Well Akbar in a big population you can find many kinds of people. Alcoholics, drug addicts, Israel supporters, Nazis etc. Even some who believe that Tziporah Malka Livni is a reincarnation of Shiva and that G. Bush junior is the greatest leader the world has ever had.

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January 19th, 2009, 3:27 pm

 

160. Akbar Palace said:

Well Akbar in a big population you can find many kinds of people.

Sim,

Yes, the US has a large population. And unfortunately for you, a majority of them support Israel. Moreover they find Israel’s response to Gazan missile fire to be justified.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3656381,00.html

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January 19th, 2009, 6:58 pm

 

161. Alex said:

Akbar, look at this ! .. I found you a brand new site for robots with more talking points!

http://standwithuscampus.com/?p=288

Yalla, fast, use them … you don’t have to read, they are good, the people behind the site already did some thinking for you …

you know how to copy and past, right?

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January 19th, 2009, 7:03 pm

 

162. jad said:

(Maybe it was about showing the world that Hamas is committed to “resistance” and that Israel’s military might cannot defeat it.)

Well, the price was too high for a simple question like that who everybody knows the answer for it. Don’t you think so?

(Before anyone forgets this past battle, a new one will emerge.)

Then, you MUST stop this cycle and Israel should re-visit its other options…real peace for change.

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January 19th, 2009, 10:48 pm

 

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