Barbarossa

Barbarossa

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433 weeks ago @ News From Antiwar.com - US Summons Israeli Env... · 2 replies · 0 points

"As I lived in Palestine, everyone I knew could trace their heritage back to the original country their great grandparents came from. Everyone knew their origin was not from the Canaanites, but ironically, this is the kind of stuff our education in the Middle East included. The fact is that today's Palestinians are immigrants from the surrounding nations! I grew up well knowing the history and origins of today's Palestinians as being from Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Christians from Greece, Muslim Sherkas from Russia, Muslims from Bosnia, and the Jordanians next door. My grandfather, who was a dignitary in Bethlehem, almost lost his life by Abdul Qader Al-Husseni (the leader of the Palestinian revolution) after being accused of selling land to Jews. He used to tell us that his village Beit Sahur (The Shepherds Fields) in Bethlehem County was empty before his father settled in the area with six other families. The town has now grown to 30,000 inhabitants".
- Walid Shoebat, an "ex-Palestinian" Arab -

433 weeks ago @ News From Antiwar.com - US Summons Israeli Env... · 0 replies · 0 points

"There are no differences between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. We are all part of one nation. It is only for political reasons that we carefully underline our Palestinian identity... yes, the existence of a separate Palestinian identity serves only tactical purposes. The founding of a Palestinian state is a new tool in the continuing battle against Israel".
- Zuhair Muhsin, military commander of the PLO and member of the PLO Executive Council -

"You do not represent Palestine as much as we do. Never forget this one point: There is no such thing as a Palestinian people, there is no Palestinian entity, there is only Syria. You are an integral part of the Syrian people, Palestine is an integral part of Syria. Therefore it is we, the Syrian authorities, who are the true representatives of the Palestinian people".
- Syrian president Hafez Assad to the PLO leader Yassir Arafat -

433 weeks ago @ News From Antiwar.com - US Summons Israeli Env... · 0 replies · 0 points

Stop this travesty! This is no such thing as “Palestine”, nor has there ever been a “Palestine” except in the fertile minds of Western colonial powers! This is what the Arabs themselves say about “Palestine”:

"There is no such country as Palestine. 'Palestine' is a term the Zionists invented. There is no Palestine in the Bible. Our country was for centuries a part of Syria. 'Palestine' is alien to us. It is the Zionists who introduced it".
- Auni Bey Abdul-Hadi, Syrian Arab leader to British Peel Commission, 1937 -

"There is no such thing as Palestine in history, absolutely not".
- Professor Philip Hitti, Arab historian, 1946 -

"It is common knowledge that Palestine is nothing but Southern Syria".
- Representative of Saudi Arabia at the United Nations, 1956 -

434 weeks ago @ News From Antiwar.com - Growing Rifts Between ... · 0 replies · +3 points

We watch as the American Empire crumbles. It has far overstretched itself and its client states have neither the will nor the resources to to comply with its demands. Meanwhile its arrogant, greedy, and stupid leaders continue to act as though they can marshall unlimited forces and control the world's natural resources for their own profit. It's a shame that the once free and great American people have lost all of the virtues that made them the greatest people on Earth. They stupidly send their children to "fight for America's freedom" when their own government has already destroyed that freedom at home! Oh, how the mighty have fallen!

440 weeks ago @ News From Antiwar.com - Clinton, Israeli FM Cl... · 0 replies · +1 points

"As I lived in Palestine, everyone I knew could trace their heritage back to the original country their great grandparents came from. Everyone knew their origin was not from the Canaanites, but ironically, this is the kind of stuff our education in the Middle East included. The fact is that today's Palestinians are immigrants from the surrounding nations! I grew up well knowing the history and origins of today's Palestinians as being from Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Christians from Greece, Muslim Sherkas from Russia, Muslims from Bosnia, and the Jordanians next door. My grandfather, who was a dignitary in Bethlehem, almost lost his life by Abdul Qader Al-Husseni (the leader of the Palestinian revolution) after being accused of selling land to Jews. He used to tell us that his village Beit Sahur (The Shepherds Fields) in Bethlehem County was empty before his father settled in the area with six other families. The town has now grown to 30,000 inhabitants".
- Walid Shoebat, an "ex-Palestinian" Arab -

So let the Arabs all unite into a single state and let the Israelis reclaim their ancestral lands!

440 weeks ago @ News From Antiwar.com - Clinton, Israeli FM Cl... · 0 replies · +1 points

What other Arabs declared after the Six-Day War:
"There are no differences between Jordanians, Palestinians, Syrians and Lebanese. We are all part of one nation. It is only for political reasons that we carefully underline our Palestinian identity... yes, the existence of a separate Palestinian identity serves only tactical purposes. The founding of a Palestinian state is a new tool in the continuing battle against Israel".
- Zuhair Muhsin, military commander of the PLO and member of the PLO Executive Council -

"You do not represent Palestine as much as we do. Never forget this one point: There is no such thing as a Palestinian people, there is no Palestinian entity, there is only Syria. You are an integral part of the Syrian people, Palestine is an integral part of Syria. Therefore it is we, the Syrian authorities, who are the true representatives of the Palestinian people".
- Syrian president Hafez Assad to the PLO leader Yassir Arafat -

440 weeks ago @ News From Antiwar.com - Clinton, Israeli FM Cl... · 0 replies · +1 points

The preceding declarations by Arab politicians have been done before 1967, as they had not the slightest knowledge of the existence of any Palestinian people. How and when did they change their mind and decided that such people existed? When the State of Israel was reborn in A. D. 1948, the "Palestinians" did not exist yet, the Arabs had still not discovered that "ancient" people. They were too busy with the purpose of annihilating the new Sovereign State and did not intend to create any Palestinian entity, but only to distribute the land among the already existing Arab states. They were defeated. They attempted again to destroy Israel in 1967, and were humiliated in only six days, in which they lost the lands that they had usurped in 1948. In those 19 years of Arab occupation of Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip, neither Jordan nor Egypt suggested to create a "Palestinian" state, since the still non-existing Palestinians would have never claimed their alleged right to have their own state... Paradoxically, during the British Mandate, it was not any Arab group but the Jews that were known as "Palestinians"!

440 weeks ago @ News From Antiwar.com - Likud MPs Condemn Neta... · 0 replies · +1 points

Netanyahu got in trouble the last time he was PM for the same thing. He talks the talk, but when the pressure is put on (by the U. S.) he caves in. Too bad Israel doesn't have someone like Moshe Dayan to lead it now. Israel DOESN'T NEED the U. S.! Israel can take out the Arabs by itself!

441 weeks ago @ Antiwar.com Original A... - What if Osama Calls Ob... · 0 replies · 0 points

Excellent! Now if only bin Laden would make such a statement and carry it out! Unfortunately, Obama is no more held by his promises than Wilson was. Don't forget that Hitler's rise and WW2 were a direct result of the violation of Wilson's Fourteen Points after WW1. The West still sees Islam as a primitive tribal religion and its followers as crazed maniacs. One would think that with all of the social scientists the West has, it would at least begin to understand that cultures differ in significant ways and there is NO "one size fits all" solution to intracultural problems. Israel will never cease attempting to regain her ancestral lands and the Moslems will never cease to try to evict perceived intruders. Centuries of time mean little to either. The best that can be achieved, short of total victory for one side or the other, is a long term truce seen as beneficial to both sides.

446 weeks ago @ News From Antiwar.com - Taliban Seize City as ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hey Jason, it would be nice if the map you included showed us WHERE the Swat Valley and the city of Mingora are and we could see how close the Taliban are to Islamabad! Most of your readers (I hope) know where Pakistan is! I know that you probably relied on others to put a map in the article for you. That was obviously not a good move if you expect your work to have maximum impact. I hate it when I see such shoddy work in an otherwise excellent piece.