Sunday, January 29, 2006

Sunday Hun on Hamas.

Interesting editorial in the Hun today regarding Hamas' win in the Palestinian elections.
Hamas has sponsored at least 60 suicide bombings against Israelis -- so how can we continue to support Palestine's fledgling Government now it is dominated by a terrorist organisation?

Simple. We don't. Hamas have not renounce their Charter, which calls for the annihilation of Israel. In fact, they show no inclination to treat with Israel.

Hamas won fair and square.

To deny its legitimacy would be to trumpet that our support for the region becoming democratic comes with strings -- we play ball only if we like the winner.

On the other hand, Hamas has not yet grown far enough from its violent roots to be welcomed into the international community on trust alone. Israel is entitled to fear the worst until proved wrong.

Our dilemma is that we must not judge politics in Palestine by Western rules -- not if we are truly committed to ending the bloodshed.



Okay, Hamas did win. Nobody is disputing that. As for placing conditions on our dealings with them, what is wrong with that? Hamas have a proven record of terrorist activities, they have a vision for the future which involves wiping out another country (to start with, at least; I'm sure they won't stop there).

What guarantee is there that playing nice with Hamas will ensure peace?

As for judging MidEast politics by Western standards? Our governments have been doing that for far too long.

Dialogue and diplomacy have accomplished as good as nothing.

All of the aid in the world, a reported $1bn a year, has not helped the Palestinian people who need it the most. If it's not getting to where it should be, then why continue throwing good money after bad?

Perhaps if the powers-that-be in that part of the world didn't receive "aid" money then perhaps they might find other things to occupy themselves with rather than making war on their neighbours.


Maybe we should play politics by their rules; last man standing wins.

7 Comments:

At 1:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhhh - the game gets a lot better now.

You see before the lunatics in Palestine could go off and blow up the odd Israeli, and the government could say – “it’s not us, it’s those terrorists”

This has always presented a problem to the West. You cannot invade a country just because some of its population are terrorists, even if the elected government does little to contain then.

Now, the government ARE the terrorists. In effect, Hitler just got elected.

The Arab world is about to learn something about democracy – the population take responsibility for the action of those it elects…….

rosco

 
At 6:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see that a Hamas representative, speaking from Switzerland (!) says that he hopes Israel will continue with aid to the Palestinians and not be sidetracked by "inappropriate issues".

What f****ing planet are these idiots on?

Keith

 
At 4:00 AM, Blogger DirtCrashr said...

They elected the Palestinian Nazi Party (Hamas) to power.

 
At 5:44 AM, Blogger Nick and Nora Charles said...

Yep got love those comedians in Hamas.

Yes, we'll keep being murderous terrorists. Yes, we'll still keep taking your money

Well, the will of the people have spoken in Palestine so if Western nations don't want to give any more money, or want to place conditions on funding then more power to them.

Perhaps those wealthy nations of Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia can prop them up instead.

I really don't like the idea of my taxes paying for people whose stated aim is to murder.

-- Nora

 
At 1:41 PM, Blogger Nilk said...

I guess it's just time to cut off the aid.

No sense in propping up a regime committed to murder; I'm sure there are plenty of other countries out there who are.

 
At 2:48 PM, Blogger Jai Normosone said...

The problem is: HOW do you ensure that your tax money isn't going to these people? It's not like you have a say with how it's spent once the money-wasters have their grubby mits on it!

I tired of the "vote them out" crap that people say. What business operates on the schema of "You're sacked - but you can stay there for another 2 years to screw more things up and take holidays at the expense of everyone else"?

 
At 12:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have to rearm Fatar against Hamas. A good civil war never did any crowd of murdering lunatics any harm. Why should we bother killing them when they are just as happy to kill each other.....

rosco

 

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