Hamas and the Arab States- The Truth

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posted on Jan, 9 2009 @ 05:04 PM
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Hamas and the Arab States- The Truth


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The reaction from the Arab world has been mixed About Hamas. On the one hand, a look at the so-called Arab street will reveal an angry scene of chanting protesters, burning flags and embassy attacks in protest of Israel’s actions. The principal Arab regimes, however, have either kept quiet or publicly condemned Hamas for the crisis — while privately often expressing their support for Israel’s bid to weaken the radical Palestinian group.
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posted on Jan, 9 2009 @ 05:04 PM
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For each of these Arab states, Hamas represents a force that could stir the social pot at home — either by creating a backlash against the regimes for their ties to Israel and their perceived failure to aid the Palestinians, or by emboldening democratic Islamist movements in the region that could threaten the stability of both republican regimes and monarchies. With somewhat limited options to contain Iranian expansion in the region, the Arab states ironically are looking to Israel to ensure that Hamas remains boxed in. So, while on the surface it may seem that the entire Arab world is convulsing with anger at Israel’s offensive against Hamas, a closer look reveals that the view from the Arab palace is quite different from the view on the Arab street.

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posted on Jan, 9 2009 @ 05:06 PM
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All you have to do is look to the West Bank and watch how quite Abbas and Fatah are. They are just pacing back and forth for this to be over with in hope of regaining control of Gaza.



posted on Jan, 9 2009 @ 05:12 PM
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This is probably why the Middle East are so lost in their approach. Their leaders are against a movement that their supporters want, so they lie to their people, break down trust and radicalise them. Hamas are a popular rise against the status quo, Saudi Arabia is afraid of freedom of the press and back Hamas and drink Whiskey in private. No one in the Middle East trusts their leadership, except Israel, Hamas and Hezbollah. The longer this bottle remains corked, the harder its burst. Iran is the only true non-western state in the middle east, and it is not about their influence, rather the corruption of all of the other 'established' states.

Solution: Simple, give Hamas, Hezbollah UN diplomatic rights, treat them fairly and well and let the public see for real how irresponsible they are.





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