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(ABC News)   Israeli government speaking openly about all-out war with Palestinians   ( divider line
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1303 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Jul 2001 at 4:50 PM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-07-14 05:01:30 PM  
Postus Firstus!
2001-07-14 05:02:19 PM  
I hate this whole squabble. your BOTH wrong and your BOTH going about things in a horrible manner.
2001-07-14 05:23:14 PM  
Don't worry, in a few years both sides will have killed each other off, then the US can use Isreal, Lebanon, Sieria, and Jordan for it's nuclear testing.
2001-07-14 05:25:35 PM  
This is pretty much two kids fighting over the who can play on what in the playground. They will yell and scream at each other, trying to intimidate the other. And eventually a punch or two will be thrown. But you would think the arab nations in that region would have learned after getting their collective asses handed to them in their last two attempts to kick out the Isrealis.
2001-07-14 05:34:25 PM  
*fills out draft card*

I dunno man. Sounds like the next Vietnam. I thought when that Navy ship blew up it was really going to start things off... Seems like they forgot about it!
2001-07-14 05:52:33 PM  
Not to get off on a non-political tangent here, but I've often wondered why major league baseball teams don't go to the Middle East and scout out some pitchers and fielders. I mean, I see these guys on TV every night heaving rocks with great accuracy and for great distance. Just a thought.
2001-07-14 05:53:18 PM  
Postus seventhus
2001-07-14 05:55:37 PM  
Two people want the same land. There's no solution unless one of them no longer exists, or one of them no longer wants to live there. The later is obviously never going to happen, but I fear the former is inevitable.
2001-07-14 06:07:52 PM  
This is sorta like India/Pakistan, one of the countries will eventually disappear or dwindle in size.
2001-07-14 06:08:21 PM  
Move or convert. Flip a drachma.
2001-07-14 06:12:20 PM  
The problem is (OK, one of the problems is) that one side has the support of a large contingent of the Arab states, while the other side has nukes. Not picking a side, they're both being stupid a-holes for letting this continue... Maybe if the leaders were forced to play gladiator against each other, hmm?
2001-07-14 07:12:55 PM  
Another Vietnam??
I doubt it, I'd like to see the goverment try and draft U.S citizens to fight that war. I wouldn't give one life for either side. I'ts two children killing each other over who has the best imaginary friend. Let'm kill each other.
2001-07-14 07:40:55 PM  
The time for sitting down & hashing out their differences is long gone, I'm afraid. As the article states, Israel appears on a war footing. My gut feeling is that the next really big terrorist attack will be the match on the powder-keg, probably sending Israeli troops to clear out the West Bank & the Gaza Strip.

Of course, if Israel starts racking up huge Palestinian casualties, Syria would probably get in on the action. And let's not forget Iran & Iraq's pledge to assist in the event of Israeli hostilities, both of which have crappy but still lethal missile stockpiles. What a mess.
2001-07-14 08:13:15 PM  
The question is, would you have given any lifes for Vietnam? Or Kuwait? Or Korea? Cuba? Or any other of the tiny ass countries we seem to like to get involved with? The US really gets off on "fixing" other people's problems in small countries. These countries never did ANYTHING to us man. Bush has already said we would back Israel. Seems inevitable.

I just have a feeling Bush is going to try to turn this into another Crusade.
2001-07-14 08:18:17 PM  
i think what really sucks is before he was elected bush insisted he was an isolationist, and colin powell did as well. as much as i hate bush, i was fond of the idea of having an administration that would mind its own business. but god dammit, look what's happening now.

oh well.

we're all gonna die!!
2001-07-14 08:55:21 PM  
First, I getting sick from all this conflict, I can't go to discotech or movie(dammit!) without fear from a palastinian with a bomb which blow up the place.

Well, there is already "ONE-SIDE war": Palastinian making bombs and blow up busses, shoping malls, cars and etc...

Israel don't do much against it, because Israel dont want war, and dont want to kill people, unless they kill others.

And, it is NOT going to be another Vietnam, Israel won all its wars, without any help of anybody. USA will NOT send forces to the Middle East to fight Palastinians,Lebanons, or Syrias.
2001-07-14 09:29:12 PM
2001-07-14 09:29:49 PM  
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2001-07-14 09:30:30 PM  
there we go
2001-07-14 09:36:54 PM  
Here's something related. Middle east's version of the Onion
2001-07-14 09:41:57 PM  
Forgive my historical ignorance, but how did England screw the Jews? IIRC, The land now known as Isreal was Palestine (due to Arabic domination in the region from the Ottoman Empire) up until WWII when the British returned control of Palestine over to the Jews who renamed it in 1948 and declared themselves a state.
2001-07-14 09:52:21 PM

Hey Gggngg, here is some reading material for you.

"And, it is NOT going to be another Vietnam, Israel won all its wars, without any help of anybody."

2001-07-14 09:54:25 PM  
Do it. Do it for God's sake, just do it and get it over with. It's like a fight out behind the gym in grade school. Posturing, gesturing, name calling, etc. Somebody shove one into the other and let's get it over with.

(I realize of course, my poor analogy is quite elementary and perhaps crude, but God almighty, aren't we all just a tad tired of hearing about this??)
2001-07-14 10:00:24 PM  
"And, it is NOT going to be another Vietnam, Israel won all its wars, without any help of anybody."

And with Billions in U.S aid.
2001-07-14 10:00:47 PM  

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2001-07-14 10:02:28 PM  
Yeah, come on all of you, big strong men,
Uncle Sam needs your help again.
He's got himself in a terrible jam
Way down yonder in Vietnam
So put down your books and pick up a gun,
We're gonna have a whole lotta fun.

And it's one, two, three,
What are we fighting for ?
Don't ask me, I don't give a damn,
Next stop is Vietnam;
And it's five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain't no time to wonder why,
Whoopee! we're all gonna die.

Well, come on generals, let's move fast;
Your big chance has come at last.
Gotta go out and get those reds -
The only good commie is the one who's dead
And you know that peace can only be won
When we've blown 'em all to kingdom come.

And it's one, two, three,
What are we fighting for ?
Don't ask me, I don't give a damn,
Next stop is Vietnam;
And it's five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain't no time to wonder why
Whoopee! we're all gonna die.

Well, come on Wall Street, don't move slow,
Why man, this is war au-go-go.
There's plenty good money to be made
By supplying the Army with the tools of the trade,
Just hope and pray that if they drop the bomb,
They drop it on the Viet Cong.

And it's one, two, three,
What are we fighting for ?
Don't ask me, I don't give a damn,
Next stop is Vietnam.
And it's five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain't no time to wonder why
Whoopee! we're all gonna die.

Well, come on mothers throughout the land,
Pack your boys off to Vietnam.
Come on fathers, don't hesitate,
Send 'em off before it's too late.
Be the first one on your block
To have your boy come home in a box.

And it's one, two, three
What are we fighting for ?
Don't ask me, I don't give a damn,
Next stop is Vietnam.
And it's five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain't no time to wonder why,
Whoopee! we're all gonna die.
2001-07-14 10:52:50 PM  
Somebody mentioned that once the Arabs and the Israelis kill each other off, the US can use the damn place as a nuke testing site.

I say, why wait?
2001-07-14 10:53:07 PM  
hhmmmm.... I wonder if any of Duhbyu ' s buddies and contributors are makin any "war- a - go-go money .....
2001-07-14 11:09:52 PM  
Hey Kanonball! I am not sure but last time I checked they have been killing each other over there for about ummmmmm 5000 years. But if it makes you feel better duhbyus' buddies and contributors fixed all of this. And yes we are making tons of cash. Thank you for asking. It means so much when you losers think of us. Oh my I think I am crying. *Wipes tears with a hundred dollar bill and thanks Kanonball*
2001-07-14 11:16:32 PM  
yo.. i'm not judging , just wondrin' how they sleep at night....
2001-07-14 11:42:31 PM  

Good song/pome Dr.Washuu.

I'm tired of all these middle east ass-holes killing each other. I got an idea, how about they all sign a treaty to slay each other untill one clean power avails? Then they can rule the entire farking place. Or, the US could take, put some big bombers in the air, nuke the whole place, move in, and take all there oil. I would prefer we use the 1st way. More entertainment for us united states people.

2001-07-15 12:09:17 AM  
also, er... isn't the UK the 5th richest nation in the world now or something? shockingly it seems as if Mr Chick hasn't done too much research.
2001-07-15 12:32:42 AM  
Baah! They should just settle it all with a good ol' game of knifesy spoonsies.
2001-07-15 12:41:56 AM  
"Thats not a knife. THIS is a knife"

"On they fight, for they are right, yes but who's to say? For a hill men would kill, why, they do not know, suffered wounds test their pride. Men of five, still alive, through the raging glow, gone insane from the pain that they surely know. For whom the bell tolls"
2001-07-15 02:20:42 AM  

>Well, there is already "ONE-SIDE war": Palastinian making

>bombs and blow up busses, shoping malls, cars and etc...

Isn't the casualty tally something like:

Palestinians dead: 503

Isrealis dead:56

If the Palestinians are engaging in a one-sided war, they must REALLY suck at it.

btw - that link for - that is the FUNNIEST shiat since the Onion! Good call!

2001-07-15 02:43:59 AM're just an ignorant hillbilly! Please learn how to spell and how to punctuate. Until then, just shut the hell up! Your dime-store, idiotic comments are embarrassments. But if you enjoy looking like a total asshole, keep on posting. Your absolute lack of education is annoying, but hilarious!

Your English is horrible. Here's a free tip: Don't advertise your stupidity.

You're a moron! Take an English class at community college. And pay attention. When your comments are misspelled and improperly written, nobody pays attention.

Wake up, clown! Go to school...or go to hell. It's your dumbass choice.
2001-07-15 03:06:28 AM  
Hell, Groucho...set that to music & you got a helluva rap song there
2001-07-15 11:29:44 AM  
Sharon should have been taken to the Hague in 1980. Israel is Much worse than South Africa and its apartheid. Only one country in the world backs Israel's fascist domination of the "natives."
2001-07-15 01:15:58 PM  
wilbolite: the reaon why the Palestinian death rates are so high is that the IOF (Israeli occupation forces) have better weaponry and are doing most of the attacking while the palestinians (not the extremists) are simply protesting. The IOF actually uses apache hellcopters for riot control. And the the site that al-bassaleh is on has a lot of good stuff on that.

Phillyguy: Recently, there is consideration in belguim about indicting Sharon for war crimes after a BBC documentary that accuses him of the massacres in Lebanon. Actually, Isreal sold arms to South Africa during the Apartheid and the Jewish Anti-Defamation league did spying on ANC members and anti-aparheid activists for the South Africans.

Those Chick tracts just made me think of a new catchphrase "Britain Surrenders"
2001-07-15 01:20:44 PM  
Is it just me or does Chaim Weizmann look like Lenin?
2001-07-15 02:52:06 PM  
Kilgore: I wasn't taking sides or expressing an opinion: I just thought that the comment that the Palestinians were engaging in a one-sided war when they're bearing the brunt of casualities was rather moronic.
2001-07-15 05:34:10 PM  
2001-07-16 05:07:27 AM  
Seriously, politicians will never bring peace to the Middle East. If they started teaching tolerance in schools today, this war would be over in 50 years. Skip the fundamentalism and accept that other people have other beliefs and cultures, and learn to live together.
What's the big difference between a palestinian and a jew anyway? They're both human beings, they both worship the same God, with very small differences in practice.
Sure, palestinians are perhaps a little darker, and they speak a different language. Why wage war over small things like that?
Teach peace to the kids, and there will be no more stone-throwing.
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