I cannot open any of these video files. I did download the suggested windows media player. This may a settings issue. I'll fool about with it. However, might not the willingness of some
Palestinians to use such obscene tactics be the result
of the misery of their lives, rather than the misery of their lives being the result of a willingness to use such tactics?
There was a time, in the USA, when some Blacks preached that all Whites were 'Devils'. And, from the persepctive of the misery of our lives, and seeing the Whites willingness to not only deny that misery, but use whatever measures were necessary to maintain that misery, that characterization rang true. If you could see me now (like Ribbit can
), you'd see how from the impressionable young person who heard that view I'd come.
Mass suicide at Masada was a rather extreme measure, but comparable to the misery of the alternative, preferable. (NOT in any way comparable to murder, or teaching children to murder. I simply needed an extreme choice as an example. If you find the choice offensive, I'll search for another one.)
And please, recall that this sort of low-grade warfare between neighboring peoples is NOT alien to the United States. Whites here used to reserve land, and jobs, and schools for themselves, and dictate where Blacks (and other non-whites) could or could not live and work. Indeed, we denied citizenship rights to large number of people born here, just as Israel does now. The two situations are not completely analogous, by any means, but you rhetoric about the dedication of Palestinians to the destruction of Israel and all things Jewish is painfully familiar. Substitute 'Whites' for 'Israelis' and 'Blacks' for 'Palestinians', jump the atlantic and rewind forty years.
Thanks again, for putting out all the effort. I'm learning a lot about the Isreali view of the PA I didn't know, and once I get this wmplayer problem worked out, I will check out all the video.
A wilingness to provide source material is a willingness to have it crosschecked for accuracy, which is, in itself, a sign of confidence in your material.