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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 12.06.07 | 20:14 (IDT)

    "We didn't want Hamas in Gaza, but got Al-Qaida" - Danny Rubinstein We didn't want Saddam in Iraq, and got Al-Qaida there too. Back in the late 70s when Begin had a neat idea to lend tacit support to a competitor for Fatah it seemed like a good idea. Acting, as right wing types always do, on impulse and without realistic examination of what was proposed, what might happen and what was likely to happen, the Begin government gave covert help to Hamas. Back in the mid-1980s, when Ronald Reagan had a neat idea, to fund, arm and train Islamic fundamentalists to terrorize the Islamic Republics of the Soviet Union and try to stir up a revolution there, he and his right wing buddies acted upon impulse, failed to examine what they were suggesting, what might happen, and what was likely to happen. Thus Ronald Regan and the King of Saudi became the fathers of Al-Quaida. When George Bush acted on impulse and invaded Iraq there was no thought to what the consequences would most likely be. . .

    from the article: In the name of Islam?
    First published 00:00 12.06.07 | Last updated 00:00 12.06.07
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