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Jimmy Carter 'distressed' by Gaza visit.

Former US President Jimmy Carter has said he had to "hold back tears" while viewing destruction on a visit to Gaza.

He is due to meet leaders from Hamas, which controls Gaza but is considered a terrorist group by western countries.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8102631.stm

If you mess with the bull, you will get the horn.

What does Hamas expect? A hug?

But go ahead and weep jimmy, your good at that.

And don't forget the ritual hand wringing...

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Former US President Jimmy Carter has said he had to "hold back tears" while viewing destruction on a visit to Gaza.

He is due to meet leaders from Hamas, which controls Gaza but is considered a terrorist group by western countries.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8102631.stm

If you mess with the bull, you will get the horn.

What does Hamas expect? A hug?
Nope.
1) Ground forces, aka "targets". Which they didn't really get.
2) Israelis meeting out wholesale death and destruction on Gazans and their property in general, thus renwing the Hamas politcal lease for life with them. That they did get.

So the Hamas is still mostly intact, still in control, not going anywhere, and as usual its your ordinary Palestinian civy which gets to pay out of their own backs, to the Hamas and Israel alike.

Most ironic of all: All the munitions pelted on the tunnels into Gaza, which just momentarily disrupted traffic, since Gaza lives by the tunnels, meaning there's no way for Israel to shut down traffic in them, except momentarily.

And then it turns out there was after all room for an international bargain to attempt to intercept smuggling of munitions to Hamas well before it reached these tunnels. Which begs the question what the hell the big Israeli idea was all along? While simultaneously indicating that the main Israeli problem is that in order to get anything to work here, they need international help, and lots of it, since they now lack the means to deal with the situation on their own.
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Jimmy Carter is one of the people Robert Mugabe can thank for still having a job. The fact that he continues to carry relevancy with some people on that alone is scary.
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I would have thought that Gaza would have been distressed by Jimmy Carter's visit.
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Carter should just go away. He was useless as a president and nothing but an Arab sympathizer now.
Spineless men like him are more harm than good for Democracy.
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*sigh*

Seriously, i personally thing its gotten to the point that both sides have done so much to mess things up that glassing the entire region and making it into the worlds largest radioactive car park is starting to sound like a good option.
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Seriously, i personally thing its gotten to the point that both sides have done so much to mess things up that glassing the entire region and making it into the worlds largest radioactive car park is starting to sound like a good option.
Don't worry, you'll be in the same spot soon enough...
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I think Jimmy Carter should stay long enough to help rebuild a couple of the demolished buildings. Jimmy has experience building houses now. During that time Hamas can explain why they used the buildings to store munitions.

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Sooner than later I fear.
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Israel , when or where at peace, can be amazingly tolerant of other faith's holy places.
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Israel , when or where at peace, can be amazingly tolerant of other faith's holy places.
Not only during peace, but at all times.
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