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This article just makes the obvious more obvious - Assad is the Butcher of Syria!!
11 hours, 32 minutes ago on Access denied
The fact remains that China has always remained an imperialist and expansionist country. They claim Tibet which an independent past, they claim parts of Arunachal Pradesh and Kashmir which rightfully belong to India and deliberately started a war with India, they claim the entire South China sea, Taiwan and now Senkaku/Diaoyu.
Chinese aggression should STOP. After all, every single one of its neighbours are threatened by its policies.
1 week, 1 day ago on Access denied | Killer Apps
@BenjaminKnotts And Iran is run by a primeval Ayatollah who controls a so called head of the state. Khamenei is racist, hater, terrorist. The medieval baboons of Iran do not recognize the state of Israel and talk of annihilation and destruction. They deny the holocaust and prove that anti semitism is the lifeblood of their existence!!!!
1 week, 3 days ago on Access denied | Foreign Policy
At times I get frustrated too. Phew!
The links do point out to Saddam's intent. No doubt - nukes were a priority for him.
Links to 90% enriched uranium purchase;
The book 'Israel, The Middle East and The Great Powers' explains this in detail. In fact it is an acknowledged fact that Iraq purchased almost 75kgs of 90% enriched Uranium from France!
........Assisi was never charged or convicted with the crime. Abbas offered condolence to Assi's family.......
There is no smoking gun evidence to suggest that Israel covertly help plot the Lebanon bombings. Therefore, it is quite meaningless to indict Israel so early.
1 week, 5 days ago on Access denied | Foreign Policy
not Israeli backed. The Abdullah Azzam brigade itself has carried out attacks against Israel!
1 week, 6 days ago on Access denied | Foreign Policy
Links to the 2003 docs:
About Abbas condolence to Assi's family,
.....While we often disagree, I applaud you for your rational analysis.......
..........Those who are genuinely concerned about the dangers of a nuclear armed Iran should welcome this outcome........
True! Wait for six months to decide the next course of action. We dont want a repeat of the DPRK situation. But do you really think Israel can live in relative ease after comments like "rabid dog of the region" and "the Zionist regime faces annihilation"??
Personally, I think that we can reach a significant deal if both sides cooperate. Israel has freed many convicts with blood on their hands and are planning a third round. The question regarding Hamas remains unanswered. The rockets are a concern. The PA should take a bold stand on these burning problems.
Mark Regev said, "“Instead of condemning terrorism, they are celebrating terrorists. I would ask the Palestinians what message they are sending to us when they celebrate their murderers, when they put them on a pedestal. And what is the message they are sending to Palestinian youth if they turn these people into heroes.”
Even Abbas is playing bad cop as he sent a condolence message to the family of Mohammed Assisi, the man responsible for the bus bombing that injured 29. What message does this send?
.....It was the attack on Osirak that drove Saddam to pursue nukes.....
C'mon. Why the heck did Saddam want an Osiris class reactor and why did he purchase 90% enriched uranium? A report in STRATFOR claims that it was used for making Plutonium!!!! Remember 'Scorch-Sword'? And what about the documents that were found in 2003 in which Saddam is heard as talking of no Israel after the war with Iran and also said that ""Technically, they [the Israelis] are right in all of their attempts to harm Iraq."
Maybe it's true that Saddam's determination increased two-fold after the attacks but there is no doubt about the fact that he was pursuing them prior to 1981.
2 weeks ago on Access denied | Foreign Policy
Even though I'm a staunch critic of the theocratic Ayatollah and his cronies, this deal should calm nerves rather than bring about cold reactions - for now! We do not have any smoking gun evidence to prove Iran's culpability. So why not wait patiently for six months and then decide the proper course of action. Israel is more or less guaranteed that Iran will not do anything stupid during these crucial six months.
Bibi is, no doubt, a charismatic leader but he should remain more focused on the ongoing peace talks during these six months and try to chart out a deal with the Palestinians. Such a prospect would enhance Israel's position in the Middle East and it will be possible to tackle the 'Iran and the bomb' question with ease.
Of course, the military option is never out of the question. After all, 1981 and 2007 were the right choices!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Access denied | Foreign Policy
Typical Hamas propaganda. Proves that Hamas are the most inhuman lot. Killing cubs and blaming Israel.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Access denied | FP Passport
Funny, that when Iran provides weapons to Hezbollah and Lebanese militia, they didnt realize that it would ricochet back at them. Today's blasts at the Iranian embassy in Lebanon proved that. Also funny was that when Iranian Ambassador Ghazanfar Rokn Abadi blamed the attacks on Israel little did the ignoramus realize that the Abdullah Azzam Brigade, notorious for their attacks on Israel, claimed responsibility for the blasts.
Hope Iran learned a lesson (at a terrible cost)!
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Access denied | Foreign Policy
"""'''""""You're the one who's running around trying to pretend there are holes in my story and looking like a chicken with his head cut off.""""""""""""
No, I'm not. Actually what you have said solely applies to you and ONLY you. You are the one jumping into hasty conclusions because YOU think that they are wrong. What you have written is just the ravings of a lunatic hate master. You site books that support your view and believe it to be the Bible of that particular topic, when others do the same(site books) you dismiss them as "Hasbara", "Debunked myths" and "no credibility" - You are mystified by yourself and overwhelmed by self-love aka Oedipus Complex.
I remember engaging in a heated debate with you a year ago in FP and you were so hateful, that you even went to extremes of denying that there was no conflict over Kashmir and were buttressing Ahmedinejad's holocaust denial speeches.
"""""So you admit it was written by him. I provided you with the link."""
I never said I agreed. This shows how you are more than capable of distorting words and their meanings.
I said, """"IF""""" he did write that.
No, you provided me with a link to JSTOR not Yedioth Ahronoth. The article you showed appeared in a Journal of Palestine Studies publication not Yedioth Ahronoth. I want the link to the original Op-ed published in Ahronoth. I cant read the entire article in JSTOR(I've mentioned the reasons).
If its such a groundbreaking article it must be found easily. If you cant provide the Yedioth Ahronoth link, I'll have to assume that it is baseless lies created by Palestinian crooks. If I have the link, well and good, I can at least read it.
''''''''''''''Funny. Can't find a book by Said K. Aburish on Netenyahu''''''''''''''''''''''
Because Bibi is not a traitor! Funny, because all youve got to say is this!!
.........On the basis that he was in no position to know anything about Arafat. Now if the defector has been Arafat's right hand man in the PLO, that would at least be remotely credible.............
You are jumping into conclusions. Anyway this remains only YOUR opinion. The book was NYT bestseller. WSJ, CSM, Guardian, Times have showered praises on this book.
This is only your opinion.
It was 97%, not 78%.
Shut up! Probably you werent aware of what happened later!!
Actually, its Shingo who is the longstanding FP and LF bug.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Access denied | Foreign Policy
My mistake. I deleted that comment. thanks anyway!
Have your read, The New Middle East: The World After Arab Spring by Paul Danahar (BBC journo). Good read. released this July.
Pls do suggest some books!
And in 2008 Abbas rejected a deal by Olmert. Which proves that Palestine is the only block to the peace deal. Let's a deal is reached next year.
...............Easily. Defectors have no credibility, especially defectors who had nothing to do with Arafat. Hamas was an enemy of Arafat, so Mosab's knowledge of Arafat is not only tainted, but he would not have been in any position to offer any credible information on what Arafat was thinking or wanted.........
How do you know that Defectors have no credibility. YOU dont find him credible therefore he is not credible. Wow, a very 'rational' argument. So much for all your fervent arguments emanating out of emotions rather than intellectual judgement. I mean, on what basis do you disregard the ex-Hamas man.
...........WFT are you blabbering about? The article is clearly written by Barak.........
If it was written by him in Yedionoth Ahronoth, provide me with the link ( the real one, not the JSTOR one). I've given you the reasons why!
.......True, Barak is the one who denied it. It was never 97% anyway, because that excluded the 10% of the West Bank that the settlements took up, the Jordan Valley and East Jerusalem.
it was more like 78%..............
No it was 97%. earlier you said that they offered nothing. Now you say that they offered 78%. What is with you man? This clearly indicates that you are vacillating here and there. You have no idea of anything, right?