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Hamas - the al Qaeda of Palestine
Posted by: McQ on Monday, November 12, 2007

When you elect a terrorist group as a part of your government it should come as no surprise when they act like what they are:
Hamas security forces opened fire Monday at a rally by the rival Fatah movement commemorating Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Six people were killed in the bloodiest day of intra-Palestinian fighting since Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip in June.

Some 250,000 Fatah supporters joined Monday's rally in a major square of Gaza City, carrying pictures of Arafat, yellow Fatah flags and wearing trademark black-and-white Arab headdresses. It was the biggest outpouring of support for Fatah since Hamas' violent takeover of the territory.

The crowd scattered as masked Hamas security men ran through the city streets, firing weapons. Two hours later, hundreds of Hamas gunmen controlled the protest site and were arresting protesters as they tried to flee.
Yup, rather hard to blame this one on Israel, isn't it? Given Hamas is a creation of their culture, I wonder how the Palestinians plan on "fixing" the problem?
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Yup, rather hard to blame this one on Israel, isn’t it?
Nah, I’m sure the usual suspects will find a way to lay this at the feet of the Joooos somehow.
Written By: shark
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lay this at the feet of the Joooos somehow
that’s why they wore masks! To hide their JOOOOOOO faces!
The peace loving people who constitute HAMAS would never do such a thing to their brother Palestinians in Fatah!
Written By: looker
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It’s been almost 40 years since we did that here in America. Seven years since the last incident in Israel. Probably happened in the last 30 days in Turkey.
Written By: glasnost
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It’s been almost 40 years since we did that here in America. Seven years since the last incident in Israel. Probably happened in the last 30 days in Turkey.
And I really like the ’probably happened’ part. Hard to dispute a probably happened, other than the fact that I haven’t heard it reported or anything, but yeah, probably did. They probably scooped up the bodies of the dead on magic Turkish flying carpets and whisked them away.

Pretty desperate? Hard put to find something good to say about Hamas or Fatah or Palestine so you’re reduced to finding historical precedent?
That it should be excused? Everybody does it? Our allies do it?

Written By: looker
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The al Qaeda of Palestine? Really? So are the Tamil Tigers the al Qaeda of Sri Lanka? Is ETA the al Qaeda of Spain? Is the IRA the al Qaeda of Ireland?

Weren’t you the one just complaining about labeling things IEDs just to make them seem scarier? Physician, heal thyself.
Written By: Retief
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I don’t have much good to say about Hamas, looker, you are right about that, except that allowing them to control the territory of Gaza will probably be helpful in diminishing their overall popular appeal in the long run, as this example probably demonstrates. Which isn’t really something "good" about Hamas, either.

I do, however, think that the model being set up here as "electing terrorists makes you more likely to get your protestors shot", while probably correct as a tendency, is not well-demonstrated on the strength of this incident. Not electing terrorists is no guarantee of not getting your protestors shot.

As usual, I’m concerned with the accuracy of cause and effect in a specific circumstance, rather than a larger moral argument which, by virtue of not arguing with, I accept.
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