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  • No Hope for Peace With Hamas in Power

    Hamas once again has provoked a crisis with Israel to advance its revolutionary agenda by exploiting the misery that its own policies have forced upon the Palestinian people and blaming Israel for everything that has happened. Hamas ended the six-month ceasefire (that it never fully enforced anyway) and resumed its indiscriminate bombardment of Israeli civilians, while its terrorists hid among Palestinian civilians. The sad truth is that Hamas and other Palestinian extremist organizations are more interested in killing Israelis than in protecting the interests of their own people. As long as Hamas remains in power, there is no chance of ever reaching a durable Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement.

    Israel initially showed great restraint but was compelled to respond forcefully to protect the lives of innocent civilians. It continues to strike at Hamas targets while seeking to minimize the losses of civilians who have been put in great danger by Hamas’s hostile policies. The U.S. government correctly has blamed Hamas for the eruption of fighting and has called on it to halt its rocket terrorism. But the extremist Islamist organization, backed by Iran and Syria, is unlikely to end its attacks anytime soon.

    Hamas will seek to prolong the fighting as long as possible to mobilize popular support for its radical agenda in the Arab and Muslim worlds, transform itself into the “victim” of Israeli “aggression,” and politically undermine moderate Arab governments that have supported peace negotiations with Israel. Until Hamas has been defeated and its radical ideology is discredited, there is no hope for a genuine peace in the Middle East.

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    9 Responses to No Hope for Peace With Hamas in Power

    1. Pingback: No Hope for Peace With Hamas in Power « Conservative Thoughts and Profundity

    2. David, Knoxville, tn says:

      It makes sense. I support Israel in their efforts. I just pray that after this is finished, that they shown unconditional support for those who lost loved ones and who are hurting. God be with all.

    3. David W. Rawls says:

      True Conservatives should know that "support", as stated by above comment, does not include meddling in the affairs of other sovereign nations. Which is exactly what we have done as a country since the formation of an Isreali nation. We as Americans should treat other nations as we would like to be treated ourselves. Did we seek the approval or consensus of ANY other nation (I mean really, not just for show) when we decided to strike back against our 9/11 enemies? No, and Palestinians and Isrealis do not want or need our approval or consensus to wage war against each other. It is reported as "news" when one or the other decides to begin or end a cease-fire. I feel for the citizens of those states, but their continuing battle (ultimately for eternity) is NOT news, and should not have any effect on our foriegn policy. Our founding fathers plainly stated "no entangling alliances". Support for the state of Isreal is not only entangling, it is down right dirty. We approve of the Isrealis bulldozing the drinking wells and homes of peaceful Palestinians? That is how we spread "freedom" and "democracy" around the world? Wake up supposed conservatives, we need to "conserve" our good name as a nation as well as conserve our military to defend our nation and our borders. So, I personally believe if this website is run to promote the idea of "Conservatism", you should be discussing the conservation of our rights and liberty as well as conserving the lives of our troops and the money we have to fork out in taxes to support an overbearing, tyrannical military (aka the freedom and democracy Nazis). I recieve mail from this site and read news here often, but, i've had enough of it; the information and propaganda that is spread here is just a "smoke screen" intended to blind us ignorant citizens from the fact that we are not free, and that we are funding the most oppressive of nations, allowing said nation to ruin our good names all in the name of "Democracy". Not to mention the fact that our representation is no where near as evident as our ridiculous taxation. Where are all those real, freedom and liberty folks? Just Neo-Cons raging for blood and treasure here.

    4. B Farr,PA says:

      I think someone needs to wake up. Read a little history and I'm not talking about the little revisionist peices in a high school textbook or the 30 second spots from the mainstream media. Realize that Isreal is the only democratic country in that region and they are fighting for their survival. On land that they bought and paid for first with money then with blood. They are surrounded by nations that continue to call for their extermination. There can never trully be peace when one side will not negotiate in good faith.

    5. W Howard Baker, Bard says:

      Have we forgotten that we fought a world war to stop fascism? Have we forgotten that, in consideration of the cruelty that the Jews were put through, the U.N. gave the Jews a land of their own that is Israel? Do we, as conservatives, not believe that WWII was right? Do certain among us believe that the wrong side won? Do we believe that, after moving a people to a new land, we should leave the Jews to be slaughtered? As Binhamin Netanyahu said, "Disarm the Arabs and you have peace or disarm the Jews and you have genocide." If only people would read the Qu'ran and the Hadiths, they would understand the mind of the fundamentalist Muslim. Also read the history of Islam, which is a theo-political ideology and NOT a religion. Islam means submission, which has NO tolerance for any other ideology, whether it be theological or secular. A true Muslim does not tolerate our government or any of the religions that exist in our country. This means that Islam advocates the overthrow of our government by any means possible, including violent. THIS IS WHY WE HELP ISRAEL!! Israel is our only outpost in a world of bandits and pirates that hates us. We help Israel to protect our borders from Islam. Our first use of our navy in 1803 was to defeat the Barbary Pirates in Tripoli and is the reason Thomas Jefferson had a Qu'ran. In order to understand the enemy who was attacking our ships and selling our people into slavery.

      Back to today, Israel should be left to rout the Muslims in Gaza, Palestine, and Lebanon and to leave nothing alive or standing. These people voted in HAMAS and Hizbollah as the Germans voted in NAZIism, so they must accept the consequences. There are no civilians there as there weren't in Dresden in WWII. The worse thing that could happen for all concerned would be a cease-fire without a decision. THERE HAS TO BE A WINNER AND A LOSER or war has no purpose and is a terrible waste of life.

      If you have read the Qu'ran, you would know that Jihad is the struggle to make non-believers submit to Islam and the most glorious place in heaven is to he who dies in Jihad. THIS IS BARBARISM TO OUR MORAL CODE. This places Muslims right up there with the Vikings before conversion, where they would go to Valhalla if they died with a weapon in their hand.

      Intellectuals will say about the Spanish Inquisition and the Priest pedophile scandal but the difference was that these things were not condoned by the writings that guide our ideology as Jihad is in Islam. It is the only ideology left on earth that advocates killing to go to heaven.

      People say that they are weary of the "war against terror" which is really a HOLY WAR against fundamental Islam. Gird your loins for, if history is any judge, we have at least another hundred years to go.

    6. Edward Foster says:

      While I do not take issue with Mr. Baker's position that we are in a "war against terror" and that the prime movers of that war are Islamist extremists, I do take issue with his position that the UN had a "right" to give "the Jews a land of their own that is Israel." Presumably this was decided because of Jewish suffering under the Nazis. In reality, it was decided because the nations of Europe from which the Jews fled after WWII would not accept them back. If Mr. Baker grants the UN the "right" to award land to whomever they please, he should prepare for the day when the UN decides to award the United States to Islamic extremists as compensation for the "war" we have conducted against them in Afghanistan, Iraq and possibly elsewhere in the future.

      Furthermore, I think Mr. Baker might find that more Christians died in WWII than Jews. I neither deny nor defend the "holocast"; I simply point out that it was not an exclusively Jewish tragedy and therefore cannot serve as justification for the UN "awarding" them a state. By and large, WWII was a Judeo-Christian affair (as was the UN at its founding) because power rested mainly in the Judeo-Christian community at that time. That no longer is the case; the Judeo-Christian community is outnumbered by those professing other beliefs and who now command considerable economic and political power.

    7. Betty J. Kinkade says:

      If the nations that united after WWII to become the UN and (presumably) make the world safer,they must have thought this presumption gave them the right to create Israel. As far as I can remember there wasn't too much objection raised at the time but I was only 14 when we became involved,so I can only remember great sadness about the war and fear. By the time of the '67 war I was more knowledgeable about politics and everyone seemed glad Egypt "got what it deserved". In my limited knowledge of politics, I assumed they did. At some point later I remember wondering if the UN's presumption had really been a right. As time passed I became more skeptical about the aims and management of the UN. Now it's corruption seems to bear out my increasing doubts. I sure don't want it deciding to give away any of the US. It's aims are far from altruistic now and pose a threat to the supposedly original aims. Israel is a done deal but the UN should be just done

    8. john lees _ Canada says:

      Israel was born out of Jewish terrorism," said Sir Gerald Kaufman, the veteran Labour MP in the British Parliament yesterday, comparing the actions of Israeli troops in Gaza to the Nazis who forced his family to flee Poland.

      Kaufman, who was brought up as an orthodox Jew and Zionist, has become one of the leading Jewish critics of Israel. He often calls for economic sanctions and an arms ban against Israel, citing the success of such measures against apartheid South Africa. He has called Israel a "pariah" and its senior politicians "war criminals."

      In his statement on Friday (16 Jan), he said: "My grandmother was ill in bed when the Nazis came to her home town a German soldier shot her dead in her bed.

      "My grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza. The present Israeli government ruthlessly and cynically exploits the continuing guilt from gentiles over the slaughter of Jews in the Holocaust as justification for their murder of Palestinians."

      He said the claim that many of the Palestinian victims were militants "was the reply of the Nazi" and added: "I suppose the Jews fighting for their lives in the Warsaw ghetto could have been dismissed as militants."

    9. shirley trejo USA says:

      I support Israel in all because as a Christian I see the horrow they have had for years and more to come as long as Arab terrorist such as Hamas exists.

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