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World opinion? Pshaw!

Original post made by Walter_E_Wallis, Midtown, on Jan 7, 2009

A world that gets apoplectic over scratch and tickle at Abu Graib and enhances interrogation at Gitmo, and yet lets actions by Hamas that are unmistakably war crimes go unmentioned is unworthy of concern by decent folk and, especially by men of arms. Placing artillery in schools and hospitals, and intentionally assembling children around target areas is hostage taking, a cowardly activity unworthy of men. Is all of Islam demi-monde?

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Posted by Question
a resident of Professorville
on Jan 7, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Hum, Walter,

I thought that the difference between the US and Hamas was that Hamas is a terrorist organization and the US is supposed to be a beacon of democracy and a role model for the rest of the world (since we proclaim ourselves as such). Are you saying that we should now just resign ourselves to being at the level of terrorist organizations??

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Posted by Paul
a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 7, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Condemn Hamas to your heart's content, Walter, but spare us your whining.

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Posted by Outside Observer
a resident of another community
on Jan 7, 2009 at 9:19 pm

In some cases, eradication is a good thing. We did it with small pox last century.

We have the means to do it with terrorism.

Hopefully, one day, we will have the will to do it.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 8, 2009 at 12:54 am

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Question and Paul, get your glasses checked. My condemnation was not of Hamas but of the rest of the world for its silence. Q/Pville, any interpretation of law, statutory or natural, that requires a people to blind themselves to harm is fatally flawed. Paul, I suggest a cure to the problem I describe.

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Posted by no cred
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 8, 2009 at 7:56 am

Walter, you sound surprised by this. It's been happening for an awful long time. It's why Amnesty International has lost all credibility.

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 8, 2009 at 8:06 am

Is the cat and mouse pic a new trend?

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 8, 2009 at 2:20 pm

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The cat is prettier than me and the mouse is at least facing his enemy.
n/c, I have been anti cowardice and anti appeasement for a really long time, but the comment about world opinion was a recent construct, albeit long held.

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Posted by Perspective
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 8, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Walter: Until those on the left wake up to realizing they are "useful idiots", they will continue to be pawns as much as the Muslim innocent kids and moms who are being used as cover by the islamofascists.

It is up to those of us with clarity of vision to keep telling the truth and fighting terrorism, abroad and domestically.

What do you think of the nice little woman in a hijab who screamed ( in Florida) that the Jews need to go back to the ovens? This is the kind of person in ANSWER.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 9, 2009 at 1:36 am

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I have always advocated equal justice under the law, individual responsibility and individual innocence. I do not blame all of Islam for the crimes of a few, but for the general failure to speak out against those crimes. The Palestinians, in particular, are guilty of genosuicide.

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