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Clovis Maksoud Walks Off Alan Keyes Making Sense Set-- Transcript
MSNBC ^ | June 18, 2002 | MSNBC Staff

Posted on 06/20/2002 5:18:30 PM PDT by Keyes For President

Joining us to get to the heart of the matter, Israeli embassy spokesman Mark Regev and Clovis Maksoud the former Arab League Ambassador to the United Nations. Gentlemen, welcome to MAKING SENSE.

MARK REGEV, ISRAELI EMBASSY SPOKESMAN: Thank you.

KEYES: I want to thank you both for joining me tonight. I want to start, Ambassador Maksoud, with a question that‘s been kind of aching in my heart as I have watched the developments in this bombing today, particularly because of the gruesome nature of the bomb, the shrapnel, the children that were involved, the terrible wounds inflicted even on those who are wounded. One of the problems that I see with this kind of violence is that it engenders deep-seeded responses in the people who are attacked that because it seems to be saying to the people of Israel this kind of violence, you are not human beings.

We do not respect you in any way. We want you so dead that you will be utterly exterminated in the most painful fashion possible. If that is the mind-set coming against the people of Israel, doesn‘t that naturally lead to enormous barriers to peace, that it‘s going to be difficult to bring down. Doesn‘t this violence cause a problem that it‘s going to be hard for a peace process ever to overcome?

CLOVIS MAKSOUD, FMR. ARAB LEAGUE AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N.: Mr. Alan Keyes, I — the way you framed the situation seems to apply to both sides. I think that the sporadic suicide bombings, which have caused despicable casualties among the people of Israel and which has been denounced and continues to be denounced is matched exactly, if you frame the same language, the same discourse that you have applied to Israel, it seems that you have been oblivious to the fact that far more Palestinians have been subject to violence —women, men, fighters, children of the Palestinian camps, the Palestinian villages and towns for so many years.

And as if they don‘t exist in the conscience of the discourse that you have so well articulated and therefore, that you find that as if violence is a mainstream Palestinian or Arab trait while the attacks that the Israeli army has doing — has been doing for the last several years, but particularly in the last few months with the tanks, with the helicopters, with the airplanes, with all the arsenal of the most powerful army in the region, that doesn‘t seem to even interrupt the sequence of your — of your outrage, moral outrage about the civilians who have been killed in Israel.

In fact, if you can apply the same standards of what you have applied to the Israeli victims, which...

KEYES: Well let me...

MAKSOUD: ... I sympathize with you, but on the other hand...

KEYES: Let me explain that.

MAKSOUD: If you — if you — if you apply them to the sustained victimization of...

(CROSSTALK)

KEYES: Let me — let me explain that.

(CROSSTALK)

KEYES: Ambassador Maksoud...

(CROSSTALK)

KEYES: Yes, absolutely, I‘m about to lose patience with this response, but...

MAKSOUD: I‘m sorry that you...

KEYES: No. No. No. I want to demonstrate...

(CROSSTALK)

KEYES: Just hold on a second please.

(CROSSTALK)

KEYES: Mr. Ambassador, — Mr. Ambassador, I have the floor now. Hold on a second.

MAKSOUD: OK, you‘ve always had the floor.

KEYES: Because you‘ve asked me — you asked me a question. I want to answer it and I think Mark Regev, can I ask your help here, because it seems to me I always hear this response from folks, that somehow there‘s this equivalence, and I would like to ask a question that — serious a question, very simple. Has the Israeli army employed ordnance against civilian targets that uses the kind of devastating shrapnel that we saw employed in this bomb today? Has that been done by the Israeli defense forces?

REGEV: Alan, very clearly we do not.

KEYES: You do not employ such things. Now, Ambassador Maksoud, I am going to have some patience with all the junk I hear all the time when folks can stop talking in generalities, I can see what was done today. I have seen it as many have over and over again. All I hear when folks come on the program to say that there‘s some moral equivalence here is talk because you can‘t show me...

MAKSOUD: Alan...

KEYES: ... these terroristic acts from the Israelis.

(CROSSTALK)

KEYES: And when — and no, I will finish. I gave you time, sir.

MAKSOUD: You did not give me time.

(CROSSTALK)

KEYES: I will finish what I am saying. I gave you plenty of time.

(CROSSTALK)

KEYES: You‘ll just hold on. I gave you plenty of time.

MAKSOUD: Maybe you did...

(CROSSTALK)

KEYES: I listened to all of the garbage that was put out there about Jenin and the so-called massacre...

MAKSOUD: That was about Jenin...

(CROSSTALK)

MAKSOUD: No, wait a minute — wait a minute...

(CROSSTALK)

MAKSOUD: I will not allow it.

(CROSSTALK)

MAKSOUD: I will not allow you to say garbage about Jenin.

(CROSSTALK)

KEYES: When it didn‘t materialize...

(CROSSTALK)

KEYES: ... when it didn‘t materialize...

MAKSOUD: Don‘t say that.

KEYES: Don‘t say that? Not one...

(CROSSTALK)

KEYES: ... shred...

(CROSSTALK)

MAKSOUD: I‘m sorry...

KEYES: ... not one shred of truth.

MAKSOUD: You should not say garbage about Jenin.

KEYES: ... and the claim of hundreds of casualties...

MAKSOUD: No, you...

KEYES: Not one shred of truth in the claim...

MAKSOUD: I‘m very sorry...

KEYES: ... of Israeli defense...

MAKSOUD: I‘m very sorry...

KEYES: ... forces committing conscious atrocities...

(CROSSTALK)

KEYES: I am sick to death, sir...

MAKSOUD: Well...

KEYES: ... of people coming on this program thinking that I should have patience with this kind...

(CROSSTALK)

MAKSOUD: If you‘re sick to death...

(CROSSTALK)

KEYES: ... of falsehood.

MAKSOUD: I don‘t — I want you to live, so I‘m leaving.

KEYES: But Mr. Regev, Mr. Regev, I‘ve got to tell you, I look at what happened in Israel today, and I just wonder how a people subjected to this kind — it‘s not just the physical harm. There is a mentality involved in this that seems to bespeak an utter cold-blooded disregard for all humanity in the way that one approaches this problem.

How can one negotiate with this? I don‘t understand. Where does it come from in the people of Israel to go on with the peace process that involves folks who seem to have this kind of enmity toward you?

REGEV: Well, I think we have to face a cruel reality, and that is that groups like Hamas and Islamic Jihad are not interested in peace. They share that bin Laden vision of some Islamic extreme ideology.

Can I say something personal Alan? I have an 8-month child, a baby at home, and for these people, such a — such a baby is a legitimate target. We‘re dealing with people who have a different sense of values and extremist ideology that sees children, babies, as legitimate targets.

And I think what we have to say to the Arab world, to the Muslim world, is surely these people don‘t represent you. Surely you have to exercise. You have to throw these people out from within. You have to say that these people don‘t represent you. And I‘m, of course, very concerned when I hear Arab spokesmen justifying these sort of attacks.

KEYES: Well I am more than concerned. I am so outraged that I‘m sick to death of it. Ambassador Maksoud has walked off the set. He doesn‘t want to talk any more. And frankly, if I was in his position, I‘d walk out too, because having to continually repeat this kind of garbage in the face of the realities that are out there, I think would get tiresome for anybody. It gets tiresome for me to hear it. I‘m sure it gets tiresome for folks like the ambassador to do it.

But I want to take a minute here. We have Bob Arnot who is out in Israel right now, and I want to talk to him for a second. He‘s on the telephone in Ramallah and I want to talk to him for a second because folks out there, you all might not understand why I am so upset right now, and why it has been difficult all day as we‘ve prepared for this program for me to contain myself.

But in talking to Bob Arnot, I‘d like you to get a sense of exactly what happens, because you read about it in the paper and you‘ll hear 19 dead, 50 wounded, 55 wounded, 57 wounded. I don‘t think we get any sense at all of what‘s really going on.

Bob, are you there?

BOB ARNOT, MSNBC CORRESPONDENT: Yes Alan, you‘re right. You know, you get no sense from just hearing it. And I heard the sirens first thing in the morning in Jerusalem, and I made my way out to the site and the first thing I saw looking through the window of this bus is this beautiful arm of this young woman, and I could see her blouse, but she had been decapitated.

I came around the side to where the body bags are — one, two, three, four, all the way up to 19, and tragically on the front of the bags you see the picture of a young student the same age as my kids who did nothing but get up to go to school in the morning. And then the technicians would come over and bring a foot or hand over a piece of hair and put it into the bag.

Parents crying hysterically at the line unable to come and to find out whether that was their children or not. Two young boys who came up to me said, we were on the bus behind this. We were going to go to school. We don‘t know what to do. We‘re so scared. Do we go to school? Do we stay here? Where are my parents? I don‘t know what to do.

And the thing is you look down at these body bags, and these are not long body bags. They‘re short body bags because these are children — children going to a school that‘s about a half-a-mile away.

The bus itself looked like someone had taken a can opener and taken the top off it. We talked to the hospital. When these kids came in, it wasn‘t just a matter of a bomb, but they had nails, and now they have ball bearings in it. So when the orthopedic surgeons looked on the X-ray, they saw nails and screws.

And what they‘ve done, is they‘ve doubled the impact. They‘ve been able to double the fatalities in these recent attacks using not just mega-bombs with more explosives, but by having all of the shrapnel that goes into them.

And most grevious of all, they‘ve actually used, in past attacks, rat poisoning, which means you‘re going to bleed more than you otherwise would. And now the surgeons at the hospital tell us they‘re trying to use, or about to use chemical warfare agents within these.

(CROSSTALK)

KEYES: Now that means — a lot of these things mean that the shrapnel gets into you, and if you don‘t die right away, the effect of the shrapnel can cause your death later on, right?

ARNOT: It can. We interviewed three boys from the last bombing, 15-year olds, 14-year old, 13-year old boy. One boy I saw as he woke up from a coma with his mother hugging him, crying as his eyes finally opened. He had stones in him that they used in one bone; stones that had dirt and muck on it where they had to take every single one out that would cause rejection and infection as time went out, that this isn‘t a military advice (ph), there‘s no air force or army in the world that‘s designed something like this. This is something that‘s meant to humiliate and destroy the lives of these children.

You know 17 dead, but 50 injured and these are — each one of these 50 injured, there are hundreds of lives that are ruined where these children are going to be in rehabilitation centers, where they‘re going to be walking around with an arm — or without an arm or a leg. I mean, it‘s the greatest tragedy. I mean, as you say it‘s not a number. It‘s not a number, because you look at the face...

KEYES: Well...

ARNOT: ... of these parents.

KEYES: ... tell me something. In terms of what you have seen, what is the mentality that would go into to designing a bomb like this?

This is what I don‘t understand. Ordinarily you‘re dealing with folks that want to achieve a military result. Weapons are intended to try to inflict damage on an enemy so that you can bring the battle to an end. This doesn‘t seem to have anything to do with that.

What is going on with this...

ARNOT: Well I‘m here in Ramallah now on the West Bank. I‘ve spoken to students here. I‘ve spoken to students in Saudi Arabia.

And what they say, when I challenge them and say, what does it do to you? Doesn‘t it break your heart to see these children in the streets of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem who‘ve been blown up by bombs?

And they turn very cold-heartedly and they say, you know, we don‘t have jet airplanes. We don‘t have Howitzers, we don‘t have tanks. All we have is our bodies. We hurt inside, and we‘re going to go and we‘re going to use our bodies.

Now the chilling thing that‘s changed, Alan, is that it used to be we heard they did this out of desperation. Now we hear they do this because of hope — hope that they‘re finally going to have an impact and that their side is going to win.

And when I talk to kids here the same age as the children on that bus, Palestinian kids here, they will tell me, they‘ll say you know what, we think we‘re finally winning, and we think we‘re going to push them into the ocean. We‘re not talking about a settlement for just the West Bank. We believe we can push them into the ocean.

And when you challenge them on that...

KEYES: Well but that...

ARNOT: ... they say...

KEYES: If I may interrupt for one second, though — because it seems to me that “push them into the ocean” is a euphemism. What I detect in this kind of a weapon is a will to exterminate, a will utterly to obliterate the humanity in its manifestation in the body of the person that you‘re dealing with.

That‘s why it chills me to the very core of my soul. And it is something that I just think it‘s so horrifying that I can‘t imagine the kind of mentality that produces it.

ARNOT: It is. I mean, you listen to both sides, and you hear both sides. You hear them say that they hurt and that they‘ve been humiliated and that they‘ve had all of these deaths, and that their children have been shot too.

But it‘s only when you walk on a scene like this and you see the body bags and you see the pictures of these pretty little children who are dead and the parents cry inconsolably wondering whether it‘s their child or not.

It‘s only when you come on that scene and you don‘t see a number and you don‘t (UNINTELLIGIBLE). If you look there at the body bag on the floor and you see the reality, what the vision is of these suicide bombers.

KEYES: Yes. Bob, thank you so much. I appreciate...

ARNOT: You‘re welcome Alan.

KEYES: ... that insight, which I think is so necessary to folks in our audience.

I want to go back for a moment to Mark Regev.

Mark, I look at a scene like this and I think of the Israeli government‘s proposal to place a physical barrier that might inhibit the ability of people to come across and do this kind of damage. I will confess I was a little skeptical the first time I heard of that some months back. But as I look at the depth of annihilating hatred that seems to be expressed in the instrument used here.

Bob was talking about the results — and yes, there have been children killed on the Palestinian side. There have been deaths on the Palestinian side.

But deaths that result from what soldiers do in war don‘t bespeak, in my opinion, the same mind that has designed a bomb in order to produce these gruesome and long-lasting effects. That is a depth of nihilistic hatred that wants to annihilate the foe, not just defeat the foe in a way that would leave nothing after except that annihilation.

In the face of that, is there any recourse that‘s going to contain the violence that results from such a heart, if a physical barrier isn‘t put in place?

REGEV: Well, I think the idea of a physical barrier is just to make it that much more difficult for these suicide bombers, for these terrorists to come into the population centers in Israel.

Is it a perfect solution? It obviously is not. Is it a practical way to make their life more difficult and to safeguard Israelis? Of course it is. If it‘s that much more difficult for them to come in, it‘ll be — it will be saving lives.

It‘s not a perfect solution. A perfect solution will require some more fundamental political changes. We have to have Palestinian society and Muslim society that‘s not going to tolerate these murderers. That‘s the real solution. And for people...

(CROSSTALK)

REGEV: ... to stand up immorally and say this is disgusting and we‘re not going to tolerate this anymore. And...

KEYES: But one of the proposals that I had heard, and I‘ve heard repeatedly, involved possibly putting international forces in as opposed to a physical barrier like this.

I guess the one question that occurs to me, though — and it‘s not entirely fair to put it to you, but I‘ll just throw it out there anyway — is if hearts are filled with this kind of annihilating hatred, why wouldn‘t they turn against anybody who stood between them and the object of their hatred, including peacekeepers and everybody else with the same kind of forceful attacks to annihilate them?

I — that‘s why I‘m more and more thinking that something like a physical barrier may be the only way to create a space in which some reduction of this violence allows passion to subside enough for talks to go on.

REGEV: I think you‘re right Alan. I mean those people who think that international forces and of course the assumption is the American forces offer some sort of magical solution, I think it‘s very wrong. The same fanatics, those same people, those groups with hatred like Hamas, like Hezbollah, like Islamic Jihad, the first they‘re going to do is they‘ll target the Americans, and they‘ve done it in the past.

They killed those Marines in Lebanon and then what will the United States (UNINTELLIGIBLE) with our problem? How do you respond? They‘ll be in the middle of cities. They‘ll be in the middle of towns. Will you go house-to-house in Ramallah and find the bad guys? I mean, there is no quick fix. There is no speedy solution.

What we have to say, is we have to say to the Arab world, to the Muslim world, to the Palestinian people: There are political options. We want to live in peace.

But Hamas doesn‘t want peace. Islamic Jihad doesn‘t want peace. These groups want murder. They are extremists. They share bin Laden‘s fundamental theology and ideology of hatred.

You have to throw these people out of your midst. It‘s incumbent upon you, if you want to be accepted as members of civilized humanity, not to tolerate these sort of extremists, who are a bunch of bloodthirsty murderers.

KEYES: Well I have to say that what you have just said there has, as you probably realize, been a position I‘ve expressed on this show since it came on the air.

I think that‘s the only message, in fact, that we should be sending to those who aid, abet and facilitate terrorism all over the world, and especially in the context of the Middle East. And anything that muddles that is actually facilitating their murderous path.

And I guess I just seriously demonstrated it, too, because I‘m not going to pull my punches in the hope that folks will keep coming on my program just in order to make the same excuses for death that are contributing, in my opinion, to this terrible situation.

Thank you Mark, for being with us tonight.

And I will have to say, I know we‘ll get a lot of calls and letters, I make no apology for Ambassador Maksoud‘s departure. It was his decision.

But I‘ll tell you something, I understand it perfectly. I do. And I will not, any more than I would recommend that the world now have patience with those making excuses for this annihilating, hateful and absolutely unacceptable approach. This isn‘t making war. They lost that a long time ago. And people need, everybody needs to stop making excuses for it. Thanks.

Still to come, the FBI says the American Muslim Council is mainstream and the FBI director is going to speak at its convention. We‘ll debate that coming up next.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: israel; keyes; napalminthemorning; palestinian; terror; terrorism; wot
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God bless Alan Keyes for standing up for the truth.

For the full transcript of the show Click Here

1 posted on 06/20/2002 5:18:30 PM PDT by Keyes For President
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To: Rowdee; FreedominJesusChrist; Gelato; Registered; rdf; CounterCounterCulture; oceanperch; ...
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2 posted on 06/20/2002 5:19:59 PM PDT by Keyes For President
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To: Keyes For President
I watched this, and I was so happy to see Alan refuse to allow the kind of disgusting moral equivalence these terrorist apologists peddle go unchallenged.

I am sure going to miss his show.

3 posted on 06/20/2002 5:23:57 PM PDT by B Knotts
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To: Keyes For President
If I may make so bold as to recommend my own view of our enemies, please go to this thread.
4 posted on 06/20/2002 5:25:03 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: Keyes For President
Clovis Maksoud is an old Arab League hand. He's been a versatile apologist for PLO terror for as long as one can remember. And I don't think this particular fellow thinks anything was wrong with what happened on 911 either. I'm glad he walked off the Alan Keyes show.
5 posted on 06/20/2002 5:26:08 PM PDT by goldstategop
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To: B Knotts
REGEV:...But Hamas doesn‘t want peace. Islamic Jihad doesn‘t want peace. These groups want murder. They are extremists. They share
bin Laden‘s fundamental theology and ideology of hatred.

You have to throw these people out of your midst. It‘s incumbent upon you, if you want to be accepted as members of civilized
humanity, not to tolerate these sort of extremists, who are a bunch of bloodthirsty murderers.

KEYES: Well I have to say that what you have just said there has, as you probably realize, been a position I‘ve expressed on this
show since it came on the air.

I think that‘s the only message, in fact, that we should be sending to those who aid, abet and facilitate terrorism all over the world,
and especially in the context of the Middle East. And anything that muddles that is actually facilitating their murderous path.

And I guess I just seriously demonstrated it, too, because I‘m not going to pull my punches in the hope that folks will keep coming
on my program just in order to make the same excuses for death that are contributing, in my opinion, to this terrible situation.
6 posted on 06/20/2002 5:27:03 PM PDT by Keyes For President
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To: Keyes For President
Even just reading the text of that transcript had a powerful impact. Thanks for the bold text.
7 posted on 06/20/2002 5:27:55 PM PDT by ReveBM
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To: Keyes For President
That's why I voted for Dr. Keyes in the 2000 Primary, he gives them the business.
8 posted on 06/20/2002 5:33:35 PM PDT by Commander8
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To: ReveBM
CLOVIS MAKSOUD, FMR. ARAB LEAGUE AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N.: Mr. Alan Keyes, I — the way you framed the situation seems to apply to both sides. I think that the sporadic suicide bombings, which have caused despicable casualties among the people of Israel and which has been denounced and continues to be denounced is matched exactly, if you frame the same language, the same discourse that you have applied to Israel,

Sporadic????? Sporadic???!!! If this weren't so tragic, his remark would be hilareous. And to equate this barbaric inhuman act of terror with Israeli military defense is ridiculous.

9 posted on 06/20/2002 5:33:52 PM PDT by Keyes For President
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To: IronJack
Thanks for the link!
10 posted on 06/20/2002 5:35:42 PM PDT by Keyes For President
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To: Keyes For President
MAKSOUD: I don‘t — I want you to live, so I‘m leaving.

What did he mean by that?

11 posted on 06/20/2002 5:39:55 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr
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To: GummyIII
Just a little FYI and hi!
12 posted on 06/20/2002 5:43:21 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8
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To: Keyes For President
He won't walk off the Phil Donahue's show... Phil's lips will be locked on his arse
13 posted on 06/20/2002 5:45:19 PM PDT by Lexington Green
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To: Keyes For President
Good for Alan. I don't always agree with the man, but he is right on how to deal with their propagandists.

One should never let a propagandist talk as if they have an equal claim to the truth with their lies.

14 posted on 06/20/2002 5:46:54 PM PDT by Dales
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To: Jagdgewehr
Yeah, that seems odd to me too. I am hoping that was just a transcription error?
15 posted on 06/20/2002 5:49:01 PM PDT by Dales
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To: Keyes For President
KEYES: Well I am more than concerned. I am so outraged that I‘m sick to death of it. Ambassador Maksoud has walked off the set. He doesn‘t want to talk any more. And frankly, if I was in his position, I‘d walk out too, because having to continually repeat this kind of garbage in the face of the realities that are out there, I think would get tiresome for anybody. It gets tiresome for me to hear it. I‘m sure it gets tiresome for folks like the ambassador to do it.

The Mohammedan ambassador got what he deserved for the first time on a major, televised, public affairs program. I hope all of the Keyes bashers are happy now that his show is being cancelled.

16 posted on 06/20/2002 5:53:52 PM PDT by Aquinasfan
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To: Keyes For President
IN every conversation I've had with an Arab, they try to overwhelm you with words. I've noticed the same thing on Keye's show.
17 posted on 06/20/2002 5:56:18 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: Jagdgewehr
MAKSOUD: I don‘t — I want you to live, so I‘m leaving.

What did he mean by that?

Now that I think about it, it looks like a death threat. "You don't want to be the next Salman Rushdie," in so many words. Filthy scumbag.

18 posted on 06/20/2002 5:57:08 PM PDT by Aquinasfan
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To: Jagdgewehr
Hmmm... does Maksoud know something the rest of us don't or is he Mohammad Atta's kissing cousin? He sounded more like the latter than the former. Either way, he gives me the creeps.
19 posted on 06/20/2002 5:58:28 PM PDT by goldstategop
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To: Jagdgewehr
I think he was just trying to be witty--Keyes said "I'm sick to death..." so he responds, "I want you to live so I'm leaving."
20 posted on 06/20/2002 6:01:12 PM PDT by Keyes For President
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To: Keyes For President
MAKSOUD: I don‘t — I want you to live, so I‘m leaving.

Excellent we finally have a peace agreement. Back to Egypt you go Maksoud and take your people with you.

21 posted on 06/20/2002 6:02:19 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: Keyes For President
God bless Alan Keyes for standing up for the truth.

The show comes on at 9pm CST my time (55 minutes from now) so I can't wait to see this.

The truly sad thing here is, most Americans (98%+) won't see this but need to!

Sure gonna miss Alan's show when it's gone. He's the only one with the grapefruits to stand up for the truth, and confront these murdering SOB's.

22 posted on 06/20/2002 6:04:43 PM PDT by usconservative
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To: goldstategop
At least one Freeper actually said Keyes was "abusing" Maksoud here. I guess some people don't understand his outrage and emotion at the excuse for the atrocity Maksoud was trying to sell.
23 posted on 06/20/2002 6:04:53 PM PDT by Keyes For President
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To: Jagdgewehr; Keyes For President
Yes - what is that savage implying?
24 posted on 06/20/2002 6:05:02 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: Keyes For President
Thank you for posting these very interesting conversations.
25 posted on 06/20/2002 6:05:26 PM PDT by syriacus
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To: Keyes For President
Thank you.
26 posted on 06/20/2002 6:05:48 PM PDT by Senator Pardek
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To: usconservative
This transcript was from Tuesday's show, but I'm sure tonight's show will be another good one.
27 posted on 06/20/2002 6:06:32 PM PDT by Keyes For President
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To: Dales
I watched the show--it was great, BTW--and it's not a transcript mistake. He did threaten Keyes.
28 posted on 06/20/2002 6:07:05 PM PDT by Catspaw
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To: Jagdgewehr
Keyes had just said that he was "sick to death"
of people coming on his program and spewing the kind
of garbage Maksoud was spewing. Maksoud was responding to
the "sick to death" remark.
29 posted on 06/20/2002 6:07:46 PM PDT by willyboyishere
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To: usconservative
The truly sad thing here is, most Americans (98%+) won't see this but need to!

Doesn't Keyes have a viewership of about 250,000? It's more like 99.99999999%

30 posted on 06/20/2002 6:15:50 PM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: Keyes For President
Here is my opinion on a possible solution.

Land for Terror

The IDF shouldn't occupy interior Palestinean cities, even terror nests. Israel does not need to occupy more "islands" in a hostile sea.

Instead, Israel should announce the following policy: after each new terror attack, the IDF will take and hold a 1K wide strip on the PA side of the Green Line. It may be wider or narrower in specific locations as suits the terrain. Push all the muslims eastward out of this 1K strip into the rest of the PA, let Arafat feed and house them.

Turn the 1K strip into a cordon sanitaire, a free fire zone which is as good as the billion dollar mega wall at preventing infiltration, and has the benefit of being moveable eastward as needed. Any non IDF seen in the 1K strip are to be fired upon immediately.

Bulldoze every structure in the 1K strip and truck away the rubble. Leave not one house for the Palestineans to demand to return to. Tell them "you have no house here, this land is lost to you forever. Thank Hamas, Hizbollah and Islamic Jihad for the loss of your land."

After each new attack, move the cordon sanitaire strip 1K eastward, and permit Israelis to settle the now fallow land previously taken.

Eventually the Palestineans will either revolt against their terrorist organizations, or they will find themselves all in refugee camps in a few tiny patches right against the Jordan River.

(The giant billion dollar wall now being built is a mistake: it grants permanent control over the land on the other side to the Palestineans, no matter what future terrorist atrocities they commit. They need to lose "land for terror", and the billion dollar wall cannot move.)

31 posted on 06/20/2002 6:17:25 PM PDT by Travis McGee
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To: Keyes For President
THANKS

32 posted on 06/20/2002 6:18:37 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: syriacus
Thank you for posting these very interesting conversations.

You're very welcome. Here's a bit more from later in the same show:

KEYES: But first, does this make sense? Ted Turner, the billionaire founder of CNN, accuses Israel today of being involved in terrorism against the Palestinians. In London‘s “Guardian” newspaper, he said, quote, “the Palestinians are fighting with human suicide bombers. That‘s all they have. The Israelis, they‘ve got one of the most powerful military machines in the world. The Palestinians have nothing. So who are the terrorists? I would make a case that both sides are involved in terrorism.”

Now, with his usual logic, Mr. Turner has told us that if you are a powerful military, then you‘re a terrorist. Now, what is the most powerful military structure on the face of the planet? Why, it‘s the United States. By Mr. Turner‘s reasoning, the United States would then be the premier terrorist power in the world, which is exactly what Osama bin Laden has said about us.

So I suppose Mr. Turner agrees with Mr. Bin Laden and the bombing of the World Trade Center was all that he had left to him faced with the terrible terrorist power of the United States. I think that Ted Turner, he‘s one of the richest men in the world. He‘s bidding to be labeled as one of stupidest men in the world. Does that make sense?

33 posted on 06/20/2002 6:19:31 PM PDT by Keyes For President
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To: Travis McGee
Interesting.
34 posted on 06/20/2002 6:21:12 PM PDT by Keyes For President
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To: Keyes For President; monkeyshine; ipaq2000; Lent; veronica; Sabramerican; beowolf; Nachum; BenF; ...
The Muslim liar walked out ...Took a hike when Allen Keyes tuned him up a bit.
35 posted on 06/20/2002 6:26:58 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: Aquinasfan; Catspaw; Dales
KEYES: I am sick to death, sir...

MAKSOUD: Well...

KEYES: ... of people coming on this program thinking that I should have patience with this kind...

(CROSSTALK)

MAKSOUD: If you‘re sick to death...

(CROSSTALK)

KEYES: ... of falsehood.

MAKSOUD: I don‘t — I want you to live, so I‘m leaving.

______________________________ _________________________

It was no death threat. He was just responding to Keyes being "sick to death" so he meant, paraphrasing, "well, if you're sick to death, I'll leave because I want you to live."

Still, his excuses for the terrorism were outrageous and inexcusable.

Regards,
36 posted on 06/20/2002 6:28:48 PM PDT by Keyes For President
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To: dennisw
The Muslim liar walked out ...Took a hike when Allen Keyes tuned him up a bit.

He knew his garbage wouldn't fly, so he did!

37 posted on 06/20/2002 6:30:18 PM PDT by Keyes For President
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To: dennisw
Keyes is the only politician or former politician and media personality who has the guts to confront these liars. When they are confronted and their BS is not accepted they go into convulsions like this sorry character.
38 posted on 06/20/2002 6:34:08 PM PDT by Lent
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To: Keyes For President
"matched exactly, if you frame the same language, the same discourse that you have applied to Israel"

These guys are all caught up in the Post-Modern relativism and "discourse" obsessions - their invalidity more and more exposed with folks just like this guy.

39 posted on 06/20/2002 6:34:26 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Lent
Keyes is the only politician or former politician and media personality who has the guts to confront these liars. When they are confronted and their BS is not accepted they go into convulsions like this sorry character.

Amen!

40 posted on 06/20/2002 6:35:21 PM PDT by Keyes For President
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To: Dales; Jagdgewehr
Please realize that Amb. Maksoud is at the other end of a satellite link.....there is a time-delay between what each man hears in answering each others questions....due to transmission distance from the earth/satellite link(s)& the digital transmission schemes used to compress/decompress the vid/aud signal, there can be a pause probably on the order of 1.5 to 2.5 seconds. THEREFORE, the " (CROSSTALK) " listing within the transcript.

OK, tech talk is over,

but keeping in mind the above, Maksoud was being a "smart-a$$" by replying to Keyes' statement the he was "sick to death".

Maksoud's reply of "I don't" was in response to Keyes' remark of "... forces committing conscious atrocities... "

while Maksoud's reply of "I want you to live" was the asinine response to Keyes' "I'm sick to death...."

41 posted on 06/20/2002 6:37:25 PM PDT by Ku Commando
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To: Shermy
These guys are all caught up in the Post-Modern relativism and "discourse" obsessions - their invalidity more and more exposed with folks just like this guy.

Yet some think that Keyes was being impolite or abusive for exposing the invalidity of his argument and being outraged by his making excuses for these atrocious acts of terror.

42 posted on 06/20/2002 6:40:04 PM PDT by Keyes For President
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To: Keyes For President
Good catch, thanks.
43 posted on 06/20/2002 6:41:39 PM PDT by Dales
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To: Travis McGee
Total agreement. The Palestinians have got to made to realize they are not innocent because these terrorists live with them. When they realize the terrorists are going to cost them great loss only then things might change. But I doubt it. So let them write their own epitaphs of hatred.
44 posted on 06/20/2002 6:44:44 PM PDT by jwh_Denver
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To: Keyes For President
Some extra prayers for Alan and his family.
45 posted on 06/20/2002 6:50:30 PM PDT by OldFriend
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To: jwh_Denver
Especially when you see mothers and fathers and families and villages celebrating their "martyrs" after each disgusting mass slaughter.
46 posted on 06/20/2002 6:50:36 PM PDT by Travis McGee
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To: Keyes For President
Alan stands up for the truth and that is why I like him so much and voted for him in the 2000 primaries.

I would gladly do it again.

47 posted on 06/20/2002 6:53:55 PM PDT by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: Keyes For President
Bump and thank you for this thread. At least Keyes tells it like it is.
48 posted on 06/20/2002 6:57:24 PM PDT by xJones
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To: Keyes For President
Good post.

The murder of these children makes my blood boil.

This violence will not subside until Israel expels all Palestinians from its' borders, and even then, it will not be over.

49 posted on 06/20/2002 6:59:59 PM PDT by copycat
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To: Keyes For President
They are out of control....millions of them inflamed by decades of hatemongering and racism disguised as religion by their leaders. Very similar to cult leaders among lonely, purposeless students and gang leaders in the fatherless inner cities, only on a widespread scale....involving mobs who proudly murder babies and women....one or a thousand.

I imagine that our President lives vicariously through comments like those stated by Alan Keyes and Lou Dobbs....wishing for one moment that his words didn't have to be weighed so carefully, didn't have such widespread repercussions. Just thinking about what he must face daily in the security briefings stays my hand when I'm tempted to turn accuser.

50 posted on 06/20/2002 7:07:12 PM PDT by Ragtime Cowgirl
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