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Despite U.S. opposition, Israel says it will remove Arafat
AP | 9/12/03 | MARK LAVIE

Posted on 09/12/2003 3:35:15 AM PDT by kattracks

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Over strong U.S. objections, Israel insisted Friday it will remove Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as an obstacle to peace, and one Cabinet minister said Israel "doesn't take orders" from Washington.

Israeli leaders, however, left their statements intentionally vague and put off immediate action to avoid a direct clash with the United States, leave their options open and keep the Palestinian chief wary and guessing.

The 74-year-old Palestinian leader was defiant, declaring that no one will "kick me out," after thousands of Palestinians poured into streets throughout the West Bank and Gaza to support him. The Israeli threats only seemed to bolster Arafat, who has been trapped in his office for a year and a half by Israel.

Reacting to two Palestinian suicide bombings that killed 15 Israelis this week in a Jerusalem cafe and outside an army base near Tel Aviv, Israel's security Cabinet on Thursday declared Arafat "a complete obstacle" to peace, blaming him for the violence. It added that "Israel will work to remove this obstacle in the manner, at the time, and in the ways that will be decided on separately."

That wording makes room for several options: deporting Arafat, capturing him or killing him. The Haaretz daily, however, reported that when Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz talked of killing Arafat during the Cabinet meeting, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon asked him not to use that language.

U.S. Ambassador Daniel Kurtzer met with Mofaz on Friday and was expected to relay stiff U.S. opposition. Speaking to reporters before the meeting -- and with Kurtzer at his side -- Mofaz insisted Israel would act against Arafat, who he said has sabotaged peace efforts.

"The security Cabinet decided last night that Israel will act to remove the obstacle Arafat at the time and in the manner that will be decided on separately," Mofaz said. "I am convinced the state of Israel has in the past made a historic mistake by not taking this decision earlier."

Kurtzer said that the United States had not changed its position and the issue would continue to be discussed "quietly" with Israel.

On Thursday, State Department spokesman Richard Boucher reiterated the longstanding U.S. view, saying, "We think that it would not be helpful to expel (Arafat) because it would just give him another stage to play on." Along with Israel, the United States has boycotted Arafat and called him a failed leader who has a hand in terrorism.

Israel believes Arafat is at least indirectly to blame for militant attacks over the last three years of fighting and charges that he's done nothing with the security forces under his control to stop bomb attacks on Israelis.

Education Minister Limor Livnat said that despite the U.S. objections, Arafat -- whom she compared to Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden -- was no longer immune.

"Israel is an independent and sovereign state and though it has a close and friendly important relationship with America, it doesn't take orders from America," Livnat said Friday.

A poll published in a newspaper Friday, showed 60 percent of Israelis would like to see Arafat killed or exiled.

The telephone survey conducted Thursday evening by the Dahaf Institute asked a representative sample of 503 Israeli adults what should be done with Arafat. Thirty-seven percent favored assassination, 23 percent said Israel should expel him and 21 percent said he should continue to be isolated at his West Bank headquarters. Published in the Yediot Ahronot daily, the survey had a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points.

The immediate effect of the Israeli decision was an outpouring of Palestinian support for the embattled leader and Palestinian officials warned that an expulsion would wreck all chances for peace.

In Ramallah, Arafat appeared at the doorway of his sandbagged office building at his headquarters complex that was all but destroyed by Israeli tank fire and bulldozers during the last year.

Carried aloft by bodyguards, Arafat grinned broadly and flashed "V for victory" signs with his fingers at thousands of backers who rushed to the headquarters to protect him from what they feared would be an immediate Israeli move to seize him.

"We will die and you will live, old man," the crowd chanted.

Using a bullhorn, Arafat recited a passage from the Quran, the Muslim holy book, about being steadfast in the face of an oppressor. He also said: "My brothers, my loved ones, this round (of fighting) that the brave peoples are living through tells the world that this people is not afraid and will not kneel."

The Israeli decision meant that Sharon and Mofaz could decide on expelling Arafat without reconvening the Cabinet. Security officials said the army has already begun preparations for Arafat's quick ouster.

The Israeli decision came as Palestinian premier-designate Ahmed Qureia was putting together a Cabinet. Arafat picked Qureia to replace Mahmoud Abbas, who resigned Saturday. Qureia said expelling Arafat would "eliminate any possibility for me to form a Palestinian government."

"We call upon all wise people in the world to stop this crazy decision," he said.



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1 posted on 09/12/2003 3:35:15 AM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks
Arafat IS the problem.
2 posted on 09/12/2003 3:37:26 AM PDT by tet68
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To: kattracks
Good. On this, I don't think Israel should listen to the US but rather do what they feel is best for their country. Just as we did not listen to the French and Germans in the time leading to war in Iraq.
3 posted on 09/12/2003 3:38:42 AM PDT by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: kattracks
"Israel is an independent and sovereign state and though it has a close and friendly important relationship with America, it doesn't take orders from America," Livnat said Friday.

WOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOO!

A poll published in a newspaper Friday, showed 60 percent of Israelis would like to see Arafat killed or exiled

So much for the standard liberal meme (i.e., L-I-E) that "the majority of Israelis really want Sharon to work with Arafat."

Liberals. Pffffftt!

4 posted on 09/12/2003 3:47:46 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("The Clintons have damaged our country. They have done it together, in unison." -- Peggy Noonan)
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To: kattracks
I say, "Kick Arafat out and send his cheering throngs with him." Send them all to Jordan. (Jordan wants nothing to do with them).
5 posted on 09/12/2003 3:57:20 AM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: kattracks
Call me crazy, but I'd rather have AraRAT dead and buried than wary and guessing.
6 posted on 09/12/2003 3:58:31 AM PDT by steveegg (I have one thing to say to the big spenders; BLIZZARD OF RECALL TOUR!)
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To: kattracks
Arafat is a terrorist. He should have been taken out long ago.
7 posted on 09/12/2003 3:58:54 AM PDT by ditto h
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To: kattracks
This whole Arafat deal reminds me of one of those real-life emergency room programs I watched about a year ago. A diabetic woman comes to the emergency room with her foot half rotted off from gas gangrene; maggotts are actually crawling out of the flesh. The doctors tell her that the foot has to be amputated, but she remains in denial, refusing all attempts to get her to accept the inevitable. Finally the proposition is placed before her, in no uncertain terms, that either the foot must go, or she must go. She gives in. The follow-up shows her a changed woman; no longer sick, smiling and upbeat; looking forward to the future.

Like that gangrenous foot, Arafat needs to be cut off. The sooner, the better.

8 posted on 09/12/2003 4:00:14 AM PDT by Agnes Heep
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To: steveegg
About time. They have given the hairy frog too many chances, far too many. He needs to be eliminated, and it would be better to have him dead.

If Israel can succeed in diabling the Pali 'secret police' which keeps 'collaborators' under threat of public lynching, they may find some people worth having as neighbors.
9 posted on 09/12/2003 4:02:45 AM PDT by ovrtaxt ( http://www.fairtax.org ** God may not be a Republican, but Satan is definitely a Democrat!)
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To: kattracks
Good for Israel. If the USSSD (United States Socialist State Department) elects to freeze funding to Israel, let me know where to send money directly. This terrorist needs to be removed, dead or alive.
10 posted on 09/12/2003 4:04:02 AM PDT by Beck_isright (Shenandoah and Blue Ridge will re-emerge as the investment of the 21st Century....)
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To: Agnes Heep
Your analogy is an insult to gangrenous feet everywhere!
11 posted on 09/12/2003 4:04:04 AM PDT by ovrtaxt ( http://www.fairtax.org ** God may not be a Republican, but Satan is definitely a Democrat!)
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To: ovrtaxt
If Israel can succeed in diabling the Pali 'secret police' which keeps 'collaborators' under threat of public lynching, they may find some people worth having as neighbors.

While that's a long shot, that's really the only shot.

12 posted on 09/12/2003 4:05:52 AM PDT by steveegg (I have one thing to say to the big spenders; BLIZZARD OF RECALL TOUR!)
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To: kattracks
Best scenario is gunfire when the IDF comes to rope him in. And Arafat dies via tow missile or what have you. Trying him will just make tumult and exiling him means he gets to travel the world making mischief and propaganda.
13 posted on 09/12/2003 4:07:59 AM PDT by dennisw (G_d is at war with Amalek for all generations)
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To: kattracks
They shouldn't expel him, they need to kill him.
14 posted on 09/12/2003 4:09:26 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: tet68
Arafat IS the problem.

No, Bush is the problem. His phony war on terrorism is starting to turn the US into a laughing stock. How many terrorist mass murderers does Bush have to protect before everyone realizes that the oil-stained Bush family works for the Saudis?

15 posted on 09/12/2003 4:09:36 AM PDT by LarryM
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To: kattracks
I have never understood why Israelis were willing to stand by and get killed over this guy. He needs to be gone. He does not want peace. He wants Israel to not exist.
16 posted on 09/12/2003 4:11:27 AM PDT by mathluv
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To: ovrtaxt
Your analogy is an insult to gangrenous feet everywhere!

I hereby issue a formal apology to any gangrenous foot that may have been offended. Unfortunately, good analogies to Arafat are hard to come by.

17 posted on 09/12/2003 4:11:28 AM PDT by Agnes Heep
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To: kattracks
Sharon needs to tell his secretary to put Condi's and Colin's call on hold, take care of business, then answer their calls and tell them he removed the roadblock on their roadmap.

18 posted on 09/12/2003 4:12:38 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: LarryM
While I agree that there's some bad blood between the Bushes and the Saudis, I must disagree with your sorry, weak opportunistic rant. As far as Israel is concerned, ARAFAT IS THE PROBLEM.
19 posted on 09/12/2003 4:13:30 AM PDT by ovrtaxt ( http://www.fairtax.org ** God may not be a Republican, but Satan is definitely a Democrat!)
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To: Agnes Heep
"This whole Arafat deal reminds me of one of those real-life emergency room programs I watched about a year ago. A diabetic woman comes to the emergency room with her foot half rotted off from gas gangrene; maggotts are actually crawling out of the flesh. The doctors tell her that the foot has to be amputated, but she remains in denial, refusing all attempts to get her to accept the inevitable. Finally the proposition is placed before her, in no uncertain terms, that either the foot must go, or she must go. She gives in. The follow-up shows her a changed woman; no longer sick, smiling and upbeat; looking forward to the future."

I saw that episode. Ewwww.

20 posted on 09/12/2003 4:15:04 AM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (RIP....Johnny Cash)
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To: Agnes Heep
Unfortunately, good analogies to Arafat are hard to come by.

LOL! The truly accurate analogies will get your comment pulled by the Admin.

21 posted on 09/12/2003 4:15:48 AM PDT by ovrtaxt ( http://www.fairtax.org ** God may not be a Republican, but Satan is definitely a Democrat!)
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To: Peach
So then why don't they just do it and stop making it a big deal?

Doesn't seem that grandstanding about such a move is a wise decision. Broadcasting such a move will only attract unwanted attention if the plan is just to remove him.

There seems to be more here than just removing him, seems like something else is going on.


22 posted on 09/12/2003 4:19:31 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: ovrtaxt
While I agree that there's some bad blood between the Bushes and the Saudis, I must disagree with your sorry, weak opportunistic rant. As far as Israel is concerned, ARAFAT IS THE PROBLEM.

This from another article just posted:

The Americans contacted Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz on Wednesday night to demand that they must not expel Arafat.

U.S. blocks cabinet move to exile Arafat
23 posted on 09/12/2003 4:20:15 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy
Who will protect the murderers?
Who will make certain innocents continue to die?
Who will protect the butchers of Jews, Christians and Americans?

Who? Who will protect the killers to murder again? Who?

Up in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
Is it a locomotive?
No. It's Colin-The-Terrorist-Protector, his Bank of State Dept.quisling Terroristophiles,
and their devious Saudi Masters. [ /sarcasm we wish ]


In other news, the State Dept has now formally adopted voodoo
as the Deptartment's Official religion, and has ordered tens of thousands
of chicken heads to obtain enough blood and chicken heads to satisfy
Powell and the Department's Clinton hold-overs.

24 posted on 09/12/2003 4:26:30 AM PDT by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us)
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To: LarryM
If having "terrorist mass murderers protected" truly bothers you so terribly as all of that... then, logically: you should be the first to applaud the (welcome) extinction of Arafat.

Perhaps it's simply that you don't equate "terrorism" or "mass murder" with ghoulish atrocities committed versus certain... oh... types of people, shall we say...?

Back to DU with you, laddie-buck.

25 posted on 09/12/2003 4:26:43 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("The Clintons have damaged our country. They have done it together, in unison." -- Peggy Noonan)
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To: LarryM
Larry, the middle east is a chess game not checkers so you have to try to think a few moves ahead. Everything that happens there has a subtext which we may or may not be seeing so you have to examine the motives of the players.

Saying "Bush is a liar and he's just after the oil so he can get rich" is childish nonsense because he has no motive to do so. What is much more likely is that Bush wants to apply pressure to the Saudis but can't do so directly because he knows if the Saudi's cut off the oil, unemployment in the US will skyrocket. (This isn't opinion, it's economic fact.) So what CAN Bush do?

Well he can depose a scumbag dictator who is on the Saudi border and move in a substantial military presence. Then he can stop direct military support of the current Saudi rulers. Then he can loosen the leash on the Israelis. He would have to do this last bit un-officially of course because otherwise it would be too direct a confrontation, but he could do it.

Then the Saudi's can either clean their own house or we can credibly threaten to clean it for them.

Any reasonable person can see that this is a much more likely scenario than all the nonsense that is being spewed up by the left.

26 posted on 09/12/2003 4:29:04 AM PDT by tcostell
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To: tcostell
Any reasonable person can see that this is a much more likely scenario than all the nonsense that is being spewed up by the left.

As well as the right that is so far to the right it abuts the left.

27 posted on 09/12/2003 4:33:19 AM PDT by niteowl77 (If you haven't prayed for our troops, please start; if you stopped, then do some catching up.)
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To: tcostell
Pres. Bush is violating the Golden Rule, and letting his
appointee serially create new crematoria and crime scenes
filled with dead Americans and American allies.
28 posted on 09/12/2003 4:35:19 AM PDT by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us)
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To: TomGuy
Suggestion to Israel: Don't stop at arafat, dispose of all the palestinians and knock them into submission (Remembeer what U.S. did to Japan in WWII with the atomic bomb). And then we should take a lesson from that and then do the same to the whole middle east (excluding Israel of course) and make them civilized. Pinpointing hits is not going to do the trick. We have to take them all out and then say, "You either live civily amongst yourselves and embrace Israel's way (seeing that Israel is the only successful free society in that region)or you will go the way of your terrorist leaders.
29 posted on 09/12/2003 4:36:50 AM PDT by rambo316
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To: NoControllingLegalAuthority
Blood ran in the streets of Amman Jordan when the Palestinians tried to take over that country. They were expelled and be assured they will NOT be welcome back to Jordan under any circumstances.

Arafat is welcome no where. Much as the Saudi's paid off OBL to leave them alone, the arab countries paid off Arafat to stay out of their country.

30 posted on 09/12/2003 4:37:34 AM PDT by OldFriend ((Dems inhabit a parallel universe))
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To: LarryM
Go back to DU, we're patriots here.
31 posted on 09/12/2003 4:38:33 AM PDT by OldFriend ((Dems inhabit a parallel universe))
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To: Diogenesis
Let me guess... there is going to be a silent black helicopter in this story somewhere right?
32 posted on 09/12/2003 4:46:50 AM PDT by tcostell
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To: OldFriend
Arafat is welcome at the State Dept.

Powell Saves Arafat


33 posted on 09/12/2003 5:21:32 AM PDT by flamefront (To the victor go the oils. No oil or oil-money for islamofascist weapons of mass annihilation.)
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To: Beck_isright
This terrorist needs to be removed, dead or alive.

I don't see Arafat's survival as a viable option, frankly. He'd only continue to direct terroristic attacks against Israel from another location, wherever that might be, and Israel would then have a more difficult time correcting the error of allowing this mutt to live.

34 posted on 09/12/2003 5:29:42 AM PDT by Marauder (If you drink, don't drive; don't even putt.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
Yeah woohoo. really big woofrickinghoo.
35 posted on 09/12/2003 5:50:05 AM PDT by kinghorse
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To: kattracks
The Israelis made a big mistake in talking rather than acting. They needed no public approbation to protect their citizens. Sometimes doing what is necessary is doing what is right regardless of public opinion. If you want prior approval from the international community, then you lack the moral conviction to act. Love and public approval is, after all, more often than not transitory and fickle.
36 posted on 09/12/2003 6:31:38 AM PDT by shrinkermd (i)
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To: tcostell
I don't buy this line. On April 8, Bush stood atop the world as a victor in two wars. As the victor it was up to him to impose terms on our enemies.

Instead, he went on an appeasement drive to appease virtually every bad guy in the ME. He acted as Arafat's protector and negotiated with Hamas through Egypt.

In a few months, he has gone from victor to loser due to his innate weakness. Bush is not Reagan; he does not stand up for his principles come hell or high water; he tries to appease his enemies thinking he can outsmart them. The end result is that he ends up looking like a fool.

Many of the Bushbots on this board tell me to go back to DU; my critique of Bush comes from the right. It just shows how stupid they are.
37 posted on 09/12/2003 7:49:04 AM PDT by LarryM
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To: shrinkermd
The Israelis made a big mistake in talking rather than acting.

The klill/exile arafat stuff could be their intention but also made public for other reasons:

weaken arafat, foment a coup

Deception to distract from buildup for Gaza invasion to battle Hamas, or some other operation.

exhaust arafat - i'm sure he isn't sleeping too much now. the guy is 74, that's hard on your health. he might just have a stroke and die on his own.

Introduce a new bargaining chip - Arafat's life

See who Arafat meets with/talks to now that he's on the ropes... in other words, draw out the terrorists.

The public threat brings ALL these things into play and rather than closing options, it actually opens them. Sharon is a brilliant general who ourflanked Egypt and took the canal, outflanked his political opponents, and i think is about to outflank the terrorists in a major way.
38 posted on 09/12/2003 7:49:19 AM PDT by adam_az
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To: LarryM
I'm not accusing you of being from DU but I am accusing you of offering no substantive arguments at all (which is kind of the calling card of a liberal). You paint this colorful imagery of Bush going from "Glorious victor" to "bumbling appeaser" but you don't talk about any facts. The change you describe happened only in your mind.
39 posted on 09/12/2003 8:17:08 AM PDT by tcostell
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To: steveegg
Call me crazy, but I'd rather have AraRAT dead and buried than wary and guessing.

Call me crazy too. Removing him in exile to a third county is just relocating the problem, not eliminating it.

40 posted on 09/12/2003 8:31:01 AM PDT by FreepForever (ChiCom is the hub of all evil)
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To: kattracks
Even if Israel does get rid of Arafat, US is still on the record for objecting to removing this terrorist leader the same way it removed the Taliban and Saddam Hussein.
41 posted on 09/12/2003 8:56:56 AM PDT by yonif ("If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem, Let My Right Hand Wither" - Psalms 137:5)
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To: kattracks
The United States needs to let Israel take care of its biggest problem its own way. We need to butt out and let them alone. They don't tell US what to do as far as terrorism goes, so we need to butt out and let them handle things their way. Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem! M
42 posted on 09/12/2003 9:07:11 AM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD is still in control!)
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To: tcostell
he shoots he scores.

well said
43 posted on 09/12/2003 9:10:37 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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To: kattracks
The 74-year-old Palestinian leader was defiant, declaring that no one will "kick me out," after thousands of Palestinians poured into streets throughout the West Bank and Gaza to support him.

Er, now that the Israelis are no longer allowing the United States to tone down their military responses to terrorists, getting kicked out will be the least of your worries.

44 posted on 09/12/2003 9:20:23 AM PDT by lowbridge ("France is a dog-hole, and it no more merits the tread of a man's foot."- Shakespeare (All's Well..)
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To: kattracks
Over strong U.S. objections, Israel insisted Friday it will remove Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat as an obstacle to peace.

If they meant to do anything they would. Instead we have more meaningless talk that further reduces any credibility they think they might have.

Expect a massive attack during the High Holy Days.

45 posted on 09/12/2003 9:49:24 AM PDT by tubavil
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46 posted on 09/12/2003 9:57:56 AM PDT by putupon (The text in this tagline serves no purpose other than to occupy the space between the parentheses)
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To: LarryM
Oy, you're not series?
Do you just like hanging with Palestinian murderers or what?
I don't see anyone laughing, do you?
Maybe you can point them out to us.

Oh right, it's all those leftists who are laughing or are they really crying in their beer.

47 posted on 09/12/2003 10:06:00 AM PDT by tet68
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
"Israel is an independent and sovereign state and though it has a close and friendly important relationship with America, it doesn't take orders from America," Livnat said Friday.

Okay, so get rid of him already. But don't make an empty threat you're not going to carry out, or you'll get a wave of terrorism you won't be able to stop without resort to extreme measures.

48 posted on 09/12/2003 12:19:32 PM PDT by pawdoggie
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
"Israel is an independent and sovereign state and though it has a close and friendly important relationship with America, it doesn't take orders from America," Livnat said Friday.

Okay, so get rid of him already. But don't make an empty threat you're not going to carry out, or you'll get a wave of terrorism you won't be able to stop without resort to extreme measures.

49 posted on 09/12/2003 12:19:38 PM PDT by pawdoggie
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To: pawdoggie
Okay, so get rid of him already.

I'll get right on that. :)

50 posted on 09/12/2003 12:22:57 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("The Clintons have damaged our country. They have done it together, in unison." -- Peggy Noonan)
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