posted on Apr, 19 2004 @ 02:48 PM
Please, please, please don't ever say that again. It's ignorant, and bottom line, it's WRONG.
The IDF is the oppressment in the middle east, and there is no way in heaven or on earth that the middle east will become united with the shadow of
the IDF looming over.
Basically, the PLO represents the lower class (Vast majority) of palestinians in the Gaza strip, and it even represents what could be called a mindset
in the middle east. They are fighting a war very similar to what china was fighting near the time of the Opium wars, which is a battle for their very
essence, or identity.
They feel, with some justification, that their individuality, and uniqueness, and culture is being stripped away along with the land they live on.
It's sad, but that's just the way it is.
Now, while we as neo-imperialist capitalist americans can see the IDF as a good thing, the vast majority of the Arabian culture in general sees it as
an extension of American power in the middle east, and I must say, that I agree with them.
I hope that I am wrong, I don't see the IDF as a good thing, they are wrong through and through. But I do see them doing what Saddam couldn't do
during the Gulf War. The simlple act of a few PLO organizations banding together against a common enemy has the potential to grow. And now that US
has backed Isreal in extending it's boarders, it's only a matter ot time before Isreal will claim more land. It's happened before. Things are not
looking good for all parties invovled.