Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Footnotes of history .. as if that will change anything ...

People don't matter in politics:


Almost everyone outside the US, including in Israel, understands that the occupation has always been about settlement, not security, since Israel could have militarily occupied the West Bank and Gaza in 1967 indefinitely without establishing a single settlement, and could withdraw from all its settlements tomorrow and maintain a military occupation until it felt secure enough to turn the territory over to Palestinians.

As famed general Moshe Dayan once put it, the settlements in the Occupied Territories are essential "not because they can ensure security better than the army, but because without them we cannot keep the army in those territories. Without them the IDF would be a foreign army ruling a foreign population".


http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/2009/11/2009111174626931966.html

A pissed off "almost anyone"

J

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