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Posted: 1/27/2006 7:05:31 AM EDT
Will it matter if Hama renounces terrorism?

The most radical will simply split off and begin with 'Hamas II' or the 'Palestinian Al-Qaeda'.

Does anyone think that a promise of no more terror from Hamas would even mean that?
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:11:25 AM EDT
it would be a start. the thing is we gotta do SOMETHING...
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:12:15 AM EDT
People said that about the IRA.


Personally, I don't think Hamas is capable of the kind of self-restraint and maturity that the Irish were (although that also took a long time), but I'm crossing my fingers that Hamas will realize that their best hope is to try to transition toi a legtimate political force, and renouce terrorism.

Maybe in 20 years. If their "country" still exists.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 10:25:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
People said that about the IRA.


Personally, I don't think Hamas is capable of the kind of self-restraint and maturity that the Irish were (although that also took a long time), but I'm crossing my fingers that Hamas will realize that their best hope is to try to transition toi a legtimate political force, and renouce terrorism.

Maybe in 20 years. If their "country" still exists.



I was really under the impression that they never got around to actually having their own country. Before the Israeli's decided to have one it was a British protectorate and the Palestinians had little interest in doing more than being protected.

It was not until the Israeli's were pasting anybody who stood in their way that the Pali's decided they wanted a piece of the pie and then promptly got kicked around, too. Then they left. Then they wanted to come back, but having abandoned their property, they were kept out.

Then they attacked Israel again and got kicked around and Israel decided that holding onto a bit of the land they took would be a fair trade for their trouble.

It seems that the Pali's have yet to learn that you get more flies with honey than with vinegar.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 10:41:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jame_Retief:
Will it matter if Hama renounces terrorism?

The most radical will simply split off and begin with 'Hamas II' or the 'Palestinian Al-Qaeda'.

Does anyone think that a promise of no more terror from Hamas would even mean that?



Ya about as much as the paris peace accords meant to the north vietnamese mass murdering baby killers.
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