First lets read about the 6 day war:
The Palestinian / Israeli conflict is a power struggle of sorts. Israel being given a homeland after the war, and 17 years later, the Arabs decide to
take her out. Hence, 6 day war, and the problems we have with Palestinian lands being held and settled.
Israel has been highly supported and funded to be sure that there is a Jewish homeland. Yes, I said Jewish.
In the 6 day war, Israel made a mockery of Egypt and Syria.. Mowed over them like they were butter and took land in the process. The land that is
being disputed now and being given back is Israel giving back something that rightfully she didnt have to give back considering the war. After all,
she was threatened.
Take a look at this CNN timeline as I dont want to rehash all of history here
The Palestinian and Israeli conflict is one of know deep seated bias and unrest. Israel has defaced any government that the Palestinians have tried to
put together, disarmed the people and their Armies, and has has herself run helicopter gunships and killing innocent civilians.
Many of the bombers were not Islamic extremists as your post first stated. Many of them were youn attorneys and doctors, and not the Fire spitting
American and Israeli hater that you might think.
This was a people with their backs against the wall. So, whoever, mom, dad, doctor, lawyer, student puts on a bomb and sees that their is no
alternative. They had no government to support them. No world order to go to. No one to say stop the settlers. No dimplomacy in place, left only one
Israel, protecting herself, does everything possible trying to stop the bombings. But how can one defend against one willing to give their own life?
Israels actions although defensive, are also percieved as unwarranted violence. Huniliating in many ways the way they went about it. Stones being
thrown at tanks and highly outfitted military teams. It was indeed a sad picture in terms of combat. The Israelis were the heavy hitters, but due
to political constraints, the situation was a stale mate.
The Volley of violence went back and forth. And today, in a noble effort to stop it, Sharon has pushed, against the settlers will as well as some of
his party and even the military, to give them back their lands which I feel is a huge gesture towards the Palestinian peoples.
So why arent Palestians terrorists? They are a people with no way to fight back against a large military machine. Their objectives have been stated
and pushed aside for years. And now that there is going to be a Palestinian state, Israel wont be able to invade like they have in the past.
Al qaeda is just terrorism period. No warning. We cant give any land back.
We dont have an alternative or a reason as to why the bombings happen.
That is why they are terrorist. Killing to kill at random for no reason is terrorism.
It appears theres a new brand of terrorism, and that is kill the west, because they are the west. And that is a scarey point to ponder cosidering
Israel and Palestine were only bordering countrys.
That is why the war on terrorism is going to be hard to beat. Its a war to be fought with winning the hearts, and not with Guns and bombs. Have we not
learned anything from Israel and Palestine? If they can find peace, anyone can. Global help, not global hell. World community, not world
Read the rough Draft of the American Consitution that Jefferson intended.
Ill close with this:
We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal and independent; that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent and
inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these ends, governments are
instituted among men, deriving their just power from the consent of the governed.
[edit on 8-7-2005 by HIFIGUY]
[edit on 8-7-2005 by HIFIGUY]