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  • I didn't really want to respond to this. But I can't stand to see these assertions sit unchallenged.

    First, s/isreal/israel/ig;. Please. It's a pet peeve of mine too.

    If our governments really wanted peace in the middle east and to remove the causes of terrorism we would be going to war with isreal instead of iraq.

    A statement like this shows you have absolutely no understanding of the last hundred years of history in the Middle East region. The problem isn't presence of a few Jews in the third hol

    • Yes there will always be some extremists but by removing the fuel from terrorism (which is oppression, poverty and desperation) it will be reduced to a more managable level and policable locally instead of with heavy handing rocket and missile attacks.

      There are plenty of extremists and terrorists around the world that are not linked to the middle east - the ETA of basque, the Loyalist and Republican Terror Groups in Ireland, Nazi's and Fascists in the US, UK and Europe as well as the terror groups involved in cival war accross Africa and SOuth America as well as Kashmir.

      I didn't say it was acceptable to bomb kurds, it is totally unacceptable but not the reason for war. The bombs and gas iraq used were given to Iraq to use Iran and the Kurds by us anyway.

      My Point in case it wasn't immediately obvious is that there is less of a reason to bomb iraq than israel.

      I think you'll find that detention without charge is banned by the UN convention on human rights and also by the EU. Its not much to expect trial for any accused crime.

      We neither need or want the US to annex the world - most of the world already has more rights and a healthier democracy than the US already thank you.

      Bush isn't the leader of the free world. There is no free world. There are plenty of free countries - most of europe is free as is most of the far east, and india.

      The basis for bombing Isreal *before* Iraq is that it would bring peace sooner if that was what the UN really wanted.

      The problem is that bombing israel or iraq or zimbabwe won't solve any problem. The leaders of both nations are well protected and untouchable.

      Many of those responsable for genocide in Africa and the balkans have yet to be found, and dictators like Saddam that have fallen in the past have escaped to exile. The only deposed leader to be lynched was where no external force was involved - serbia refused to extradite milosovic just as israel refuses to allow belgium to try Ariel Sharon.

      The first thing we should do is disarm isreal and iraq - in that order! by force if necessary, but only if necessary.

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      @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
      print reverse @JAPH;
      • My Point in case it wasn't immediately obvious is that there is less of a reason to bomb iraq than israel.

        Your point is neither obvious, nor clear, nor well thought out. It is certainly not justified nor is it well argued.

        The basis for bombing Isreal *before* Iraq is that it would bring peace sooner if that was what the UN really wanted.

        You provide no justification for this stance. You also fail to prove that bombing Israel would do anything to further the cause of world peace. If anything, it

        • Isreal has breached UN resolutions, deliberately killed and starved palestinians and hundreds of thousands of refugees in 30 years of ethnic cleansing. This is the same justification that NATO used to bomb Kosovo.

          The point is obvious - Iraq is just another dictatorship along with N Korea, Burma, China, etc. Isreal is a real danger to peace in the middle east and world wide.

          If we are going to bomb a country for being a despotic regime we should bomb china, Zimbabwe, Burma and many other equally appalling

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          @JAPH = qw(Hacker Perl Another Just);
          print reverse @JAPH;