Originally posted by shapur
reply to post by Zoyd23
What do you think makes a mother to strap a bomb to her child?....I would have liked the hear the answer Golda gave to this question.
Golda Meir did not actually say that, what she did say was “We can forgive the Arabs for killing our children. We cannot forgive them for forcing us
to kill their children. We will only have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.”
Now to answer your question (by me) having lived amongst both Israeli's and Palestinians (I volunteered to a refugee camp when I was young and also
did a stint on a Kibbutz before hand). I would say that the reason a Palestinian mother would strap a bomb on her child is because they are
brainwashed by propaganda and religion (by religious leaders and society as a whole) to embrace martrydom, they think that they will be blessed by
Allah, they also receive financial rewards from the Palestinian/Arab leadership and it gives them an elevated place in society (amongst Muslims).
I think the quote from Golda Meit is quite apt and suitable. Unfortunately, many people cannot do anything but hate, so they cannot see any reason! It
seems ok for some that kids should throw rocks at people and yet their should be no arrests or investigation. Can you imagine living in a society
where that was normal???
Or you could live in a barbaric society where because your suspected of colluding with an enemy, you are arrested, marched out of your house, tortured
and beaten to a pulp, shot, knifed, hacked at with machetes then have a rope tied around your neck attached to a motorbike and then dragged through
the streets to show the public what happens to suspects!
Barbaric Death! No trial? No jury? No defence? - NOTHING but barbaric death!
And what kind of society would that be? Oh yes, Palestinian!
I do not support either Israel or Palestine in this mess, I support peace and logic, both societies have to learn to live in peace with each other.
from my experience, it is what many on both sides want, including many Israeli politicians (if the truth were known) however, it is the Arab
leadership that uses the Palestinian cause to attempt to destroy Israel through whatever means they can employ, without destroying themselves. many
Palestinian leaders know this and are happy to continue whilst they bank the funds being sent from all over the muslim world to continue this cause!
Unfortunately, it is usually the innocent or ignorant civillians who are used and get caught up in the slaughter that ensues, not the political or
I was very sympathetic to the Palestinian cause when I was young, I even dated a Palestinian girl in London for a time however, what I have seen with
my own eyes has scarred me for life!
So therefore, i believe that Golda Meir's statement is not only true, but the only way forward!
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