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Wed Jul 30

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:46 PM

Re: The One-State solution

"I would like to think that most observers could understand that the residents of Qalqilya are human beings desiring to lead normal lives, not Muslim devils that are plotting the eventual destruction of Israel."


Given a [more]

Tue Jul 29

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 7:26 PM

Re: I wish to g-d more people could see this

"There are about 1,658,000 Arab or non-Jewish citizens of Israel. As far as I can tell, these people have not displayed signs of preparing to kill their Jewish neighbors."


I'll bet the vast majority of Germans in the 1930's [more]

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 7:20 PM

Re: I wish to g-d more people could see this

"Why would Israelis do this? Because the alternative is living forever next to people who hate you."



What guarantee do the Jews have that , as a minority, they wouldn't be treated as all other minorities are treated under [more]

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 6:03 PM

Re: 'The growing Islamic State'

"What is it "they want"?"

To do Allah's work and bring Islamic rule everywhere. Why do you ask?

Mon Jul 28

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 8:00 PM

Re: 'The growing Islamic State'

"As far as I can tell, he believes all (or a sufficient number) of the Muslims in the world are acting together to..."


ALL Muslims? That's not nearly necessary. It didn't take ALL Germans to start WWIII. Not ALL Germans wanted [more]

Sun Jul 27

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 8:57 PM

Re: On human nature

"It's human nature to hate people you're afraid of, especially if those people, or people like them, have hurt you in the past."


Sometimes, those fears are fully justified and those people who hurt you in the past are intent [more]

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 8:37 PM

Re: Hamas's Useful Idiots

"No. That's not my point.

But it sort of does."

and you complain that I want it both ways?

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 8:36 PM

Re: There goes that excuse

" It doesn't have anything to do with all the "right to exist" stuff you thought was so important... until you didn't."


Are you that indoctrinated? Seriously, for all here to read...

tell us that you believe [more]

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 5:18 PM

Re: There goes that excuse

"Hamas has dropped its call for the destruction of Israel from its manifesto"


"there goes that excuse"? Jeez, you could get a job as Hamas' spokesman.

Are you naïve enough to believe that their stance [more]

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:54 PM

Re: Hamas's Useful Idiots

"That was in reference to propagandists' propensity to add the adjective "terror" to everything. "Terror taxis," "terror toddlers," "terror tunnels."


Oh yes, and let's pretend Hamas are not [more]

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:52 PM

Re: Paging xLife

"Or that it has plans to attack Israel. Israel has battle plans too. Israel, obviously, doesn't need tunnels to attack Gaza."


Love it when you play moral equivalency. Hey, terrorists are entitled to their battle plans, [more]

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:43 PM

Re: Hamas's Useful Idiots

"I didn't "play down" anything. I said there are other ways to deal with the "terror tunnels" that don't require the killing of 1,000-plus civilians."

I believe your answer to the tunnels was something like [more]

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:42 PM

Re: Hamas's Useful Idiots

"It's not a Palestinian theory. It's a fact. I first read about it in The Jewish Daily Forward in an article by J.J. Goldberg, the Forward's editor-at-large and former Washington Bureau Chief of the Jerusalem Post. Neither paper is [more]

Fri Jul 25

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:54 PM

Re: It's all about killing Jews

"Google "IDF Samu."


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_against_Israeli...

"This article deals with [more]

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 8:49 PM

Re: It's all about killing Jews

"Yes. Absolutely. The U.S. blockade of Cuba in 1962 too."

Well, first, it's good to know we've established that it was not Israel who started the 1967 war.

As for 1962, the blockade was a response to Russian missiles [more]

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 6:14 PM

Re: It's all about killing Jews

"Yes. So? You don't think a blockade, air strikes and invasion is an act of aggression too?"


I know you are big on consistency so can I assume that you considered the Egyptian blockade of the Straits of Tiran an act of [more]

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:34 PM

Re: It's all about killing Jews

"Speaking of double standards, can you declare that you unequivocally support Palestine's right to exist as a free and independent state?"


There was and is a Palestinian State. It's called Jordan. The West Bank belonged to [more]

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 4:15 PM

Re: It's all about killing Jews

"Hamas rejects ceasefire proposal = bad.

Israel rejects ceasefire proposal = good."


You're too smart to play this naïve.

If a ceasefire is offered very early in a war and one side rejects that ceasefire, [more]

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 3:01 PM

Re: It's all about killing Jews

"By the way, just today, the Israeli security cabinet rejected a U.S. ceasefire proposal."

I didn't see a concrete proposal but I see little reason for Israel to allow Hamas to be bailed out at this stage.
Hamas had an opening [more]

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richieds replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:45 PM

Re: It's all about killing Jews

"Anyway, that's what opposing sides do in a war, try to kill people on the other side, to destroy their capability and break their will. Israel uses tanks, ships and warplanes. Palestinians use home-made rockets and bombs and dig [more]

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