Saddam ruled by an iron fist. You couldn't talk badly about him at the local humous stand or risk dying for it. Terrorism has developed a life of its own. Sure the terror masters called the shots, provided funding, but they taught their soldiers well. Now they know how to bypass the leadership. Look at Fatah and Hamas. Get together work for a Palestinian state!! Nope, they each want power. So who speaks for the Palestinians?? Hamas voted into power by the people for the people. But Israel won't negotiate with them because they want its destruction. Logical, natural. Why should they?? The world whistles a different tune, give back the land, then you will have peace. Nonsense!!!! Look at what happened in Afghanistan, Iraq?? No peace there. Democracy is threatened or doesn't exist, just death and destruction. When will the cost outweigh the benefits for the West...Soon!! Then what will happen?? Your guess is as good as mine.
Condition of woman seriously wounded in Jerusalem stabbing attack slightly improves (Haaretz)
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