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24. I didn't see this morning's panel show but I saw the interview of Hamden by wolf yesterday
Tue Aug 5, 2014, 12:42 PM
Aug 2014

I've been pretty critical of Israel in my posts at DU. But I was disgusted with Hamden. Blitzer (who I dislike a lot) gave Hamden three chances to denounce his words about Jews having persecuted Christians in the Holy Land and killing them to use their blood in making their bread. That's supposedly some kind of common and deplorable myth that circulates in the more fanatical and barbaric circles of Islam in the region, kind of like the crap involving the elders of Zion. To QUICKLY get rid of that question and move on to discuss the issues with Wolf, all Hamden had to do was retract his former words of hate. He didn't, he kept dodging the issue, and he just confirmed to me that some people on both sides of the Israel-Palestine argument will never really go for peace and are basically individuals I would write off as worthless. Even if Hamden truly believed those words about Jews consuming Gentile blood, he would let it go if he cared about his own Palestinian people and would try to male a gesture for peace.

Sure I wish Wolf Blitzer was even-handed and pointed out Israel's failures and previous racist statements of their political leaders. But someone has to make the first gesture towards peace. All Hamden had to do was retract what he previously said and move on to some constructive discussion. He didn't and it just reinforced my feeling that this conflict won't be resolved any time soon.

Lets see what Osama Hamdan has said over the past couple of years. hack89 Aug 2014 #1
You posted the words I refused to....interesting. Fred Sanders Aug 2014 #2
Because you refuse to accept the implications of such words from such people hack89 Aug 2014 #5
I think propaganda stinks, I have a good nose for stink. My burden. Fred Sanders Aug 2014 #6
Do you deny that Hamdan said what is in my post? nt hack89 Aug 2014 #7
Indeed, Sir: Holding A Man To Account For His Previous Words Is Not Argumentm Ad Hominem The Magistrate Aug 2014 #13
Holding him up falsely as anyone of importance is not propaganda? Attacking the person to segue Fred Sanders Aug 2014 #15
Why Do You Insult Mr. Hamdan By Insisting He Is Un-Important, Sir? The Magistrate Aug 2014 #20
Did you really just compare Iamthetruth Aug 2014 #27
Have Some Coffee Before You Post, Sir The Magistrate Aug 2014 #31
With you there... Fred Sanders Aug 2014 #34
He is the Hamas representative in Lebanon, Hamas was elected government of Palestine. Fred Sanders Aug 2014 #32
Nice To See You Can Google, Sir, And That You Acknowledge The Man's Significance The Magistrate Aug 2014 #36
Like Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz? Snark in a Magistrate is not good form. Fred Sanders Aug 2014 #39
You Will Have Your Little Joke, Sir.... The Magistrate Aug 2014 #41
I didn't see this morning's panel show but I saw the interview of Hamden by wolf yesterday aint_no_life_nowhere Aug 2014 #24
I just do not think the amplified hate of one not vital to the process man should hold up peace. Fred Sanders Aug 2014 #25
So DU has vapors when an obsure American blogger posts on the Times of Israel site hack89 Aug 2014 #30
I doubt that peace will be held up as a result of a Wolf Blitzer interview aint_no_life_nowhere Aug 2014 #35
Then why amplify his voice? The whole piece had to be seen to put this in context, the context of Fred Sanders Aug 2014 #37
It is complex, I know. Takes a wee bit of study. For those that can keep pace: Fred Sanders Aug 2014 #3
Because nothing of the sort was directed at Netanyahu. WinkyDink Aug 2014 #4
. MohRokTah Aug 2014 #8
Clearly you missed the hack on The Cycle yesterday malaise Aug 2014 #9
Why do people not see through the obvious propaganda, malaise, why are people so intent on Fred Sanders Aug 2014 #10
Laziness and indifference malaise Aug 2014 #11
When children are killed, piled up like cordwood, they still remain lazy and indifferent..I may hurl Fred Sanders Aug 2014 #12
As long as it's not their children malaise Aug 2014 #14
That Was Not An Accident, Ma'am: That Was a Crime The Magistrate Aug 2014 #16
We know that malaise Aug 2014 #17
I Understand That, Ma'am The Magistrate Aug 2014 #21
You stated it very well Sir malaise Aug 2014 #22
This message was self-deleted by its author Fred Sanders Aug 2014 #18
Your words should be copied and put into the war crime indictment for this act of terror. Fred Sanders Aug 2014 #19
Correct Sir, and thank you for saying it. bemildred Aug 2014 #23
And In This Context, Sir 'Not Giving a Shit' Is Low Enough And then Some.... The Magistrate Aug 2014 #38
Quite enough, on both sides, yes. bemildred Aug 2014 #40
Seriously Iamthetruth Aug 2014 #26
Seriously, no one is defending anyone, but no one is discussing that both sides agree civilian death Fred Sanders Aug 2014 #28
Hamas lover! Capt. Obvious Aug 2014 #33
You're defending not only Hamas but the age-old slander of the blood libel. You're sick. nt Nuclear Unicorn Aug 2014 #29
I guess it would be "fair and balanced" if they also had this woman on their show arikara Aug 2014 #42
I strongly disagree. GeorgeGist Aug 2014 #43
I liked how they brought out Dan Rather, complained about how they, CNN were ever so being Fred Sanders Aug 2014 #44
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