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- 07:19am Apr 4, 2002 EST (#1059
BUSH MUST TELL SHARON TO BACK OFF
WHAT is happening in the Middle East is shocking beyond
The military power and brutality being used by Israel against the
Palestinians is awesome.
Some will say that Israel has every right to defend itself and
that it is fighting for survival.
But the viciousness of the assault and the horror being inflicted
is very difficult to support.
It isn't just making it less likely that the suicide bombing and
attacks on Israeli civilians will stop.
It is creating a situation in which it is impossible to see how
the bloodshed, slaughter and terror will end.
There are no barriers to what either side is doing, no sense of
humanity, no feeling that anything is sacred.
Palestinian gunmen have taken refuge in Bethlehem's Church of
Nativity where they are under siege by Israeli tanks.
Religion is nowhere in this conflict, though. Israel complains
that the Palestinians do not observe their Passover festival. Yet
neither does their own army.
There will be no improvement in the situation unless the
Americans tell Ariel Sharon to back off.
When Tony Blair sees President Bush at the weekend, that is the
message he must give.
The world cannot continue to sit back, wringing its hands
impotently, while the carnage goes on.
!! Tabloid advice !!
- 07:19am Apr 4, 2002 EST (#1060
Dangerous times. But sometimes, patterns of lies , deceptions ,
half truths , and muddles that are dangerous and unstable , get
clarified -- and people get closer to the truth - and are safer for
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- 07:23am Apr 4, 2002 EST (#1061
European minister Peter Hain said: “This is the most dangerous
conflict in the world.” http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2002151464,00.html
- 07:32am Apr 4, 2002 EST (#1062
Palestinians Urged to Mobilize
The Palestinian Authority has called on Palestinians to mobilise
their resources to wage a prolonged struggle against Israel's
invasion of Palestinian-ruled areas in the West Bank. The
Palestinian Authority also accused the United States of backing
Israel's "criminal aggression" and urged it to rein in the Jewish
- 07:35am Apr 4, 2002 EST (#1063
- 07:37am Apr 4, 2002 EST (#1064
Eisenhower became very concerned about patterns he'd seen, and
warned against the military-industrial(political) complex in his
FAREWELL ADDRESS of January 17, 1961 http://www.geocities.com/~newgeneration/ikefw.htm
Everything Eisenhower was worried about has happened.
People with power are going to have to ask that some key things
be checked. It matters because the United States, intentionally or
not, is setting up situations that lead to fighting and death,
rather than peace and stability - - and it is happeneing again and
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- 07:45am Apr 4, 2002 EST (#1065
Israeli PM Ariel Sharon has vowed to smash what he terms the
Palestinian terrorist infrastructure that has produced waves of
But what exactly does that mean?
And does the Israeli PM have a political solution in mind beyond
his exercise of massive military muscle?
Dr Ron Pundak served in Israel's negotiating team for the Oslo
talks and has been involved in various negotiation processes between
Israelis and Palestinians since then.
He joins me now from Tel Aviv.
What -- how do you read what is now going to happen beyond these
next new days and weeks of occupation?
- 08:00am Apr 4, 2002 EST (#1066
1066 - One Arrow - no Nukes http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/war/normans/1066_05.shtml
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