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BH Politics: Chomsky On Turkish Kurdistan (36) RE: Politics: Chomsky On Turkish Kurdistan 06 Apr 02


With response to Little Hawk's to my comments---further back.

Bill Clinton may want to define the word "is". I suppose we should define "terrorism". Remember that the UN in 1948 passed a resolution on Israel---all hell broke out from the Arabs. (That is in reply to your thoughts on the UN and its thoughts on Israel's reaction)

Considering the state of the world---it may well be the U N is the Dead Parrot. That is sad.

My own belief is the closer the peace process gets to fruition the more the Palestinians create terror (suicide bombings) in the hopes of Israeli retaliation. And, the cycle continues. Remember that Arafat sank Camp David when there with Clinton/Barak.

Yes, there are zealots on all sides---remember that and Egyptian murdered Sadat and and an Israeli killed Rabin.

Elie Weisel may well have hit it on the head ==in an essay I heard on the air today---they are not fighting a war for the future---these two old warhorses are fighting past battles. We need younger leaders on both sides to leave history behind and start afresh (I paraphrase). However, as he points out, with the hatred taught in the Arab and Palestinan (and there is diffentiation--since even the Arabs do not welcome their brethren into their lands) education system one has to hope that moderate young people from all sides will be the leaders of tomorrow (which---my thought ought to be a tomorrow in real time).

Jordan's leader and his late father are perfect examples of just the type of leadeship that all interests in the area should be looking for.

But, always remember, there is more involved- three letters --OIL. The U S hands are not entirely clean in this entire scenario---the aid we give to the oil rich nations encourage a lot of this---and always recall too that as a buffer (or for whatever other reasons) Egypt is one of the largest recipients of our dollars---right after Israel.

Bill H




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