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Postby acsguitar » Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:14 pm

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/01/ ... index.html

This can't be good especially with our trigger happy administration
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Postby Art Vandelay » Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:55 pm

Yeah, this is pretty crazy. No matter which side you come down on in the Palestine/Israel conflict, there's no way this can be good for the region. Hamas has been making strides to become a legitimate political organization rather than just a terrorist group recently though, so maybe they will realize that the only way for them to truly have any power is politically--not militarily--and back off of the bombings, etc. As I see it there are a couple of definite positives that should come out of this: it will force Fatah to be less corrupt, and this is the first hint at a true, multi-party democracy in Palestine. Of course, there are negatives as well: Hamas will not be recognized internationally (especially by the US and Israel, at least until they disarm...which will never happen), also, although there has supposedly been a year-long truce, Hamas could use their increased power and legitimacy to escalate violence (especially since many Palestinians think violence is the reason that Israel pulled out of Gaza in the first place).

Hamas started out as a charitable/social organization before evolving into a terrorist group...maybe they can revert back to being a legitimate, positive force in the region (but I wont be holding my breath).
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Postby Madison » Thu Jan 26, 2006 4:54 pm

The Islamic fundamentalist group Hamas, which has said it favors the destruction of Israel, won a landslide victory in Palestinian elections


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Postby bleach168 » Thu Jan 26, 2006 4:57 pm

That's democracy for you. It's not all cakes and roses.
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Jan 26, 2006 5:11 pm

Madison wrote:
The Islamic fundamentalist group Hamas, which has said it favors the destruction of Israel, won a landslide victory in Palestinian elections


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Yea thats crazyness.....It wasn't like. "Yea they are anti israel...." it was like..."Favors destruction!!!!!"
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Postby Coppermine » Thu Jan 26, 2006 5:55 pm

Hamas is, without a doubt, a terrorist organization. I wish there could be some common ground. The whole basis of the Islamic fundamentalists hating western nations is that we recognize Israel as a nation and not Palestine. Isn't all about Jerusalem? Hamas is all about waging a modern Crusade and it's crazy that these democratic processes in Palestine are just giving terrorists more power.

Didn't Hamas practically invent the suicide bomb?
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Postby LiveForever » Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:12 pm

Hamas is all about waging a modern Crusade


I think you mean Jihad. None the less, excellent point.
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:18 pm

Hamas is a bunch of loonies but I don't think Israel has been that great either. I don't see Israel as god's land and palestinians as dogs which is exactly what the Israelis think.

However, Hamas coming into power can't be good for either side
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Postby Cleveland Steamers » Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:42 pm

Has anyone seen Bush talk about the new elections? Once again seems like he has no idea whats even going on... :-o
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:06 pm

Cleveland Steamers wrote:Has anyone seen Bush talk about the new elections? Once again seems like he has no idea whats even going on... :-o


Did he say we are going to make a Hamas Sandwich?
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