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    • Ernst
    • 13.01.14 | 12:32 (IST)

    Even within Israel Sharon was hated by many people. And in the texts of Biden and Blair you can see clearly the difficulties their speak writers had to find words saying something nice about this man. What do you say about a man who was responsible for so many innocent Palestinian deaths, who had such a racist bulldozer view of the world? Blair said it right: Sharon never changed his opinion. The Gaza withdraw was part of his plan to make Palestine a bandustan of seven little, isolated Palestinian areas, surrounded and controlled by the Israelis. Gaza was (and is) just the first of them. Hebron, Ramallah, Jenin, Bethlehem, Jericho and Nablus would follow. If the world would like to call these seven open air prisons ' the State of Palestine' he wouldn't mind. as long as Israel would keep the Palestinians imprissonned, poor and powerless in those areas. appr. 10% of Mandatory Palestine. Biden and Blair emphasize Sharon's desire for a safe and secure Israel. Well, so do Kim Yong-Un and Vladimir Putin, but that doesn't make them a positive example for the world... Biden and Blair only say these words because they don't want to insult Israelis, these are simple US and UK hasbara words. I would love to know what they would say about Sharon behind closed doors.....

    from the article: Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon laid to rest in state funeral
    First published 15:21 13.01.14 | Last updated 15:21 13.01.14
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