published Monday, January 16th, 2012

'Progress' in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

How absurd is the so-called Middle East "peace process"?

Decide for yourself: McClatchy Newspapers recently noted another fruitless meeting between Israelis and Palestinians.

The participants in the talks announced "modest progress: an agreement to resume talks about the negotiations," McClatchy reported.

So they could not agree to negotiate again at some point in the future. Rather, they agreed only to have further discussions about negotiations.

Is it any wonder so many people view the decades-old "peace process" with skepticism?

Here is a different suggestion: Let the Palestinian leaders commit unequivocally to stopping the ceaseless rocket attacks against Israeli civilians -- and to arresting the terrorists in their midst who commit such attacks. Let them follow through on that commitment with concrete actions, and let them acknowledge clearly Israel's right to exist.

Then sit back and watch as some real peace flowers in the region -- for everyone's benefit.

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nucanuck said...

Here's another suggestion. Move Israel to Mississippi or Nebraska.

Problem solved.

January 16, 2012 at 12:17 a.m.

Here's another suggestion, both commit unequivocally to respecting each other, and getting past the past wrongs, of which there is more than enough to condemn everybody.

But can we try better than Missipi? How about Kansas?

January 16, 2012 at 12:35 a.m.
nucanuck said...

Where ever we move them, it should be a boon to education and commerce.

January 16, 2012 at 1:41 p.m.
FreedomJournal said...

THE WIND BLEW ACROSS THE LAND (Victory Park, 4-7-09, By Carl A. Patton)16 January 2012

This was another great day as those that liveth live to write and tell the story. A cool breeze blew as winter still had gone and come back but the sky was clear, cloudy and blue.

The trees that swayed in the constant wind waved at a reluctant sun. However there was a clean, pure and serene element in the air. The trees even in a great storm meant no harm as they fell upon the ground.

But some of the things man made presented another picture. However some of the human element appreciated the great trees and sought to preserve the forest. But many laid nature to waste as they claimed nothing but self.

Sadly some never realized that God sent the wind. The Spirit in the wind touched all that were still and all things that moved. The wind could not be bought nor could you barter for the wind at the store or market.

To the righteous this was Good News. To the lost this was sadness as they believed that all things have a money price. Meanwhile nature spoke to me once more and I felt peace. Even in the midst of a storm there was peace.

This peace existed among those that stayed in the Spirit. Thus all days are good days and all days are a time to give praise.

Brother, Carl

January 16, 2012 at 10:14 p.m.
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