Skip to comments.(May09) American General Keith Dayton praises Fatah Soldiers as 'Founders of Palestinian State'
Posted on 12/18/2009 8:23:31 PM PST by MindBender26
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The news report you reference is indeed troubling and full of the bombast that Fatah must emit in response to IDF killings on PA "occupied" soil (clearly justified in this case).
Abbas, while dangerous and duplicitous, is a politician and will say offensive things to avoid being assasinated himself, but he is clearly NOT as dangerous as Hamas.
Look what happened in Gaza. Backed by Iran, Hamas slaughtered Abbas’ Fatah troops that were restraining Gaza from becoming a rocket launching site against Israel, which is what Gaza turned into after Hamas took over. Hamas, in coordination with Hezbollah, also kidnapped and is still holding Shalit! Now Hamas wants to eliminate Abbas and turn the West Bank into a rocket launching pad against Israel as well, which Abbas and the troops trained by Dayton are trying to prevent. Hamas is clearly more dangerous than Abbas.
I support Netanyahu's entire current negotiating posture including demanding that as a precondition for “final talks” Abbas must recognize Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state. I support Netanyahu's refusal to accept the 1967 borders and his insistence on keeping the large settlements near Jerusalem and control of all but perhaps a token Muslim neighborhood of Jerusalem.
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