Saturday, January 28, 2006

Avoiding Conflict Creates Unavoidable Conflict

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is advocating for financial assistance to the Hamas Terrorist group. WHAT!!!! Mr. Carter's theory seems to be that if they are properly funded and pacified they will start behaving themselves. From the Jerusalem Post:

Carter, who has long supported the participation of Hamas in the Palestinian elections, voiced the hope that the Islamic terror group would act "responsibly" now that it had won the elections.

We have seen Mr. Carter take this tact before. I have serious doubts that wanting them to change will make them change. Hamas leaders say they won't renounce their violent ideology. Hamas Says It Will Not Change. The U.S. administration and Israel are saying they will not deal with Hamas unless and until they denounce their committment to destroying Israel. Brent Roo's Blog has this excert of the Hamas "Martyr's Oath"

"Our struggle against the Jews is very great and very serious...The Movement is but one squadron that should be supported by more and more squadrons from this vast Arab and Islamic world, until the enemy is vanquished and Allah's victory is realized... "The Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him salvation, has said: 'The Day of Judgment will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews. When the Jew will hide behind stones and trees, the stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him...' "There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors. "The day The Palestinian Liberation Organization adopts Islam as its way of life, we will become its soldiers, and fuel for its fire that will burn the enemies... "The Zionist invasion is a vicious invasion... It relies greatly in its infiltration and espionage operations on the secret organizations it gave rise to, such as the Freemasons, The Rotary and Lions clubs, and other sabotage groups. "We should not forget to remind every Muslim that when the Jews conquered the Holy City in 1967, they stood on the threshold of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and proclaimed that 'Mohammed is dead, and his descendants are all women.' "Israel, Judaism and Jews challenge Islam and the Muslim people. 'May the cowards never sleep.'"

Judging from this 'Martyr's Oath' and Hamas stated organizational purpose of destroying Israel and Jews, I think Mr. Carter's plan does not have a very good prognosis. I don't know that pumping enough money and power into a terrorist group will persuade them to stop bombing Israel. Besides, how much is enough? Avoiding conflict creates unavoidable conflict. I would have thought that would have been obvious from his negotiations with Iran in 1980. Go here for some background on Hamas Terrorists Organization Other's writing on this: Brent Roo's Blog - Jimmy Carter Hopes to Fund Hamas Stop The ACLU - The Gun Toting Liberal Sanity's Bluff - The World is Teetering on the Edge of Sanity's Bluff Right Wing Nation - Open TrackBacks In The Bull Pen - Jihad As Usual for Hamas Michelle Malkin - The Hamas Victory The Uncooperative Blogger - Open Trackback
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