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Nov 08, 2002 07:54 PM
by Bart Lidofsky

Steve Stubbs wrote:
> --- In theos-talk@y..., Bart Lidofsky <bartl@s...> wrote:
> > How about Iraq? How about Syria's incursion into Lebanon? How about
> the
> > "ethnic cleansing" in the Balkans?
> Am I understanding you correctly? Surely you are not saying that the
> atrocities in Kosovo justify the transfer program in Israel. 

You will be glad to know that you are NOT understanding me correctly. I
am saying that if, in an Arab country, a group was doing what the
Palestinians were doing in Israel, they would be treated far more
harshly. That does not mean that two wrongs make a right, or a greater
wrong makes a lesser wrong a right. 

This whole thing started because someone called the West Bank a "slave
state" of Israel, which I think even you would agree is not at all

> Serbia
> is anyway not an Arab country, and my opinion is that Sharon belongs
> in the Hague in a cell right next to Milosevic.

"Ethnic Cleansing" was started by Bosnia. Serbia was just better at it.	

> My understanding is someone in the Iraqi military gassed Kurds
> fourteen years ago, but that there has been no genocide since. The
> last large sale genocide wa in fact Hitler before the current large
> scale genocide in the West Bank. 

Can you describe the difference between genocide and war? Because if
Israel wished to commit genocide against the West Bank, they would not
have banned the Koch party for advocating just that, and there wouldn't
be any Palestinians left. 

Bart Lidofsky

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