|Nov 01, 2004, 01:50 PM|
Perhaps the plan *is* to move in the direction of a self-supporting, self-directed humankind but that He wants to see how long and in what fashion it takes us to get there. Plant a few messiah's and old books around to muddle things up for a bit of fun (Keep 'em guessing, after all!) and watch and wait.
The potential answer to Life, The Universe and Everything is 42 and we humans are just an experiment in some other being's quest for knowledge. All you followers of God, Jesus and the Bible *might* be right, but then again you *might* be wrong and will suffer in hellfire for all eternity for meddling with "the plan".
|Nov 01, 2004, 05:08 PM|
War gains? You are no doubt aware that international law recognizes the right of a nation to hold territory gained as a result of self defense, but not the right of a nation to hold territory as a result of a war of aggression.
Israel has never attacked the nations surrounding it. However, Israel was attacked by those nations in 1948, 1956, 1967, 1973, and even today through the proxies of Hamas (Syria) and Hezbollah (Iran).
When Israel invaded Lebanon to drive out the the Syrian supported PLO, which was murdering Israelis in the north, it discovered HUGE caches of arms from the comunist bloc.
Israel has every right to defend herself from nation states and terrorist organizations.
Israel has repeatedly offered full citizenship to the Palestinians within her borders. THEY are the ones who refuse it. Israel doesn't like to see the Palestinians crowded into refugee camps. The surrounding Arab states, however, are delighted with it because it gives them a propaganda tool. Shame on the Arabs.
And there IS a Palestinian state. It's called "Jordan". It was created specifically to be a homeland for the Palestinians. But Jordan won't accept refugees from israel, and neither will the surrounding Arab states.
Israel HAS given things away. The West Bank and Gaza are autonomous regions, but Israel retained the right defend herself when needed. She returned the entire Sinai penisula to Egypt, when under international law she had every right to keep it, having been attacked by Egypt.
And the Arabs do feel humiliated. Any land that was once under Muslim control must forever remain under Muslim control. It is a central doctrine of Islam. The only 'victory' they will accept is the total anhilation of Israel.
And don't think they will stop there. Next, they will come after Spain and southeast Europe. Because they were dominant there once, and Islam demands they be so again.
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