Originally posted by TrueLies
It wasn't right for the British to give Jewish people stolen land was it?
Rome stole it from the Jews, Rome split and the stolen land was in the hands of the Byzantines. The Caliphate stole it from them. The Ottomans stole
it from them. The Brits stole it from them, then gave it back to the original owners.
The Arab people are squatters on stolen land and they should count themselves lucky that they haven't been entirely chased off now that the rightful
owners are back.
I wouldn't have any right to be cheesed off if I was using something that didn't belong to me and then somebody came along and gave it back to the
people who had legitimate claim to it.
What you suggest is that if my car is stolen, then sold to your cousin, then sold again to you, then the police find it and return it to me, that what
has in effect happened is that I have stolen a car that was rightfully yours, rather than you having recieved stolen property.
If I was a palestinian I wouldn't want to compromise either! Based off principle, it's wrong, and I would not yield.
You would raise your children in a war zone just to keep people who you considered pagans from moving in next door? Let's face it, that is what
happened. The Palestinian people didn't fight Egypt or Jordan when those nations occupied territory that the British said was supposed to be
Palestine. Jordan's goal from day one was to steal the West Bank from Palestine- why have their been no terror campaigns against Jordan over that?
Because the Jordanians aren't infidels. This is about religious intollerance.
They are in the middle of a region that was already at war before they even moved in, and once they moved in they made that region even
worse... They tell reporter's that you can't let that thing bother you or get to, it's insane!
It's called taking a stand. They tried to compromise and the Arabs said no. That's no time to "pack your bags and head back to England". That's
time to put your foot down and say "God dangit, we can be friends or we can be enemies, and if you don't knock it the hell off we're gonna be the
most god-awful enemy you ever imagined."
1. The Jews have a right to be there.
2. The Jews have tried to make peace.
3. The Arab people don't want peace.
4. The reason for the conflict is religious intollerance.
5. Running away every time your enemy refuses to compromise just makes things worse. You have to draw a hard line and defend it. I learned that from
the British, and they learned it from a short German fellow with a funny mustache.