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Cogs can think.

I'm a mere, tiny, insignificant cog in a whole clockwork of stupidity.
The little cog that wanted to break free, I am.

Isreal started retreat

So, Israel finally started to retreat from the Gaza strip, the land they stole from the Palestinians. This is finally a step in the right direction. The Jewish settlements on the Gaza strip are illegal, and therefor they must be destroyed and the land returned to the rightful owners.

Obviously, the Jewish settlers aren't happy. One girl said, and it sums up the idiocracy of Israel:

We only have a small country. Oh right the Arabs have 27 countries to go to, they can go live somewhere else, they're all terrorists. We have a right to this land according to the bible.


Right sweetie, and that justifies banning people from their homes, people who've lived there for centuries? Oh, and your country small? Honey, Israel has a population of 5.2 million people on an area roughly the same size as The Netherlands. And we have 16 million people! Does that mean we can expel all French-speaking Belgians to France or any of the other 20 countries where French is spoken, and then occupy Belgium (how tempting that may sound) ?

Get a grip, girl.

The bible's just a book, nothing more, nothing less (the Greek biblios even means book).
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11:19 AM, by Anonymous Eugenia

Things are not that clear-cut as you portray them Thom. Yes, Israeli people did come back to their land 1300 years after they have spread throughout because they had to, but then again Christians and Muslims have also lived in these lands. They ALL have a righteous stake in that land and this is why they fight for so many years and no easy solution can be found through diplomacy. EVERYONE is right. Granted, Israelis haven't been the model citizens in the area lately, but the muslims haven't either.

IMO, what needs to be done is the Jerusalem area to be either multi-operated by the three parties, or to be a semi-independant state, just like Vatican.    



11:49 AM, by Blogger Thom Holwerda

Things are not that clear-cut as you portray them Thom.

Of course they aren't. But there's a difference between Israel, being one of the richest nations in the world, with unconditional support from the US (due to the large Jewish lobby in the US putting pressure on US politicians), and a people whos country has been taken away by a descision made by the UK and the US, who only have a few stones and some home-made bombs to counter Israeli tanks, helicopters and state-of-the-art fighter jets.

It was telling how Israel murdered the leader of Hamas, Shaikh Ahmed Yassin, a man in a wheelchair, with two US Hellfire missiles from a US Apache helicopter.

I'm not trying to justify the fact that Palistinian people blow up busses and little children, I'm just trying to put everything in perspective; the fact that 18-year old Palestinian girls blow themselves up says enough.

These people are desperate, and completely ignored by the Western world, which somehow feels obliged to support Israel no matter what because it feels guilty about what Hitler/3. Reich did to the Jews.

Let me state again that *both* parties are wrong. However, there is only one perty of the two that has the power and money to end all this. You guess which one is.

IMO, what needs to be done is the Jerusalem area to be either multi-operated by the three parties, or to be a semi-independant state, just like Vatican.

What needs to be done first, is for the Western world *not* to recoginize either Israel nor Palestine as an independant state, and *stop* funding Israel (since 1949, US Taxpayers have paid a total of $134 791 507 200 to Israel, so each American citizen contributes to the conflict), untill they come to a decent peace treaty. If not, then EU forces (not US forces; they are biased) should occupy the land, divide it equally among the two people, and patrol the borders. However, that last thing is of course impossible (see the US disaster in Vietnam and Iraq).    



11:51 AM, by Blogger Thom Holwerda

PS: Source for the tax figures. There are more sources, btw.    



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