posted on Jan, 8 2009 @ 11:11 AM
Originally posted by HunkaHunka
Hamas won the Gaza Elections.
And at that point both the US and Israel refused to work with them at all.
The US has greatly failed in the last decade when it comes to diplomacy. All they have reached with their policy of not talking to organizations and
governments they don't consider to be friendly, is isolation. This isolation is definitely not the key to peace. Therefore, one can argue that peace
with these specific countries might not be in the US interest.
I agree with you that Hamas hasn't had a chance. They offered Israel to discuss a two-state solution, but Israel refused to even speak to them.
Instead, they started isolating them, like the US does to its 'enemies.
Should they have given dialog a chance, the situation might have been much different by now.
Additionally, the fact that Israel continues to annex more and more of the land belonging to the Palestinian territories is one of the primary reasons
for Hamas' violence.
Like I said, I understand their desperation. The US ensures Israel is never condemned through the UN security council, allowing Israel to be above the
law - they have ignored international laws time after time with US support, while the same country condemned Russia's retaliation on Georgia. This
gives them the ultimate freedom to do whatever to want to the Palestinians, and I cannot deny their only purpose is to move Palestinians out of their
territories with the goal of creating a greater Israel. This ideology is supported by the leading Israeli party: Kadima.
However, the bottom line is that civilians should never be targeted, there's simply no motive that justifies that. If you support Western democracy,
unlike some Western governments, you cannot support Hamas' violence against innocent civilians.