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1 Feb 2006 @ 21:16, by Vaxen Var

A brilliant statement by Khalid Mish'al

We will not sell our people or principles for foreign aid
Palestinians voted for Hamas because of our refusal to give up their rights. But we are ready to make a just peace
Khalid Mish'al
Tuesday January 31, 2006
The Guardian


We will not sell our people or principles for foreign aid
Palestinians voted for Hamas because of our refusal to give up their rights. But we are ready to make a just peace
Khalid Mish'al
Tuesday January 31, 2006
The Guardian
It is widely recognised that the Palestinians are among the most politicised and educated peoples in the world. When they went to the polls last Wednesday they were well aware of what was on offer and those who voted for Hamas knew what it stood for. They chose Hamas because of its pledge never to give up the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people and its promise to embark on a programme of reform. There were voices warning them, locally and internationally, not to vote for an organisation branded by the US and EU as terrorist because such a democratically exercised right would cost them the financial aid provided by foreign donors.

The day Hamas won the Palestinian democratic elections the world's leading democracies failed the test of democracy. Rather than recognise the legitimacy of Hamas as a freely elected representative of the Palestinian people, seize the opportunity created by the result to support the development of good governance in Palestine and search for a means of ending the bloodshed, the US and EU threatened the Palestinian people with collective punishment for exercising their right to choose their parliamentary representatives.

We are being punished simply for resisting oppression and striving for justice. Those who threaten to impose sanctions on our people are the same powers that initiated our suffering and continue to support our oppressors almost unconditionally. We, the victims, are being penalised while our oppressors are pampered. The US and EU could have used the success of Hamas to open a new chapter in their relations with the Palestinians, the Arabs and the Muslims and to understand better a movement that has so far been seen largely through the eyes of the Zionist occupiers of our land.

Our message to the US and EU governments is this: your attempt to force us to give up our principles or our struggle is in vain. Our people who gave thousands of martyrs, the millions of refugees who have waited for nearly 60 years to return home and our 9,000 political and war prisoners in Israeli jails have not made those sacrifices in order to settle for close to nothing.

Hamas has been elected mainly because of its immovable faith in the inevitability of victory; and Hamas is immune to bribery, intimidation and blackmail. While we are keen on having friendly relations with all nations we shall not seek friendships at the expense of our legitimate rights. We have seen how other nations, including the peoples of Vietnam and South Africa, persisted in their struggle until their quest for freedom and justice was accomplished. We are no different, our cause is no less worthy, our determination is no less profound and our patience is no less abundant.

Our message to the Muslim and Arab nations is this: you have a responsibility to stand by your Palestinian brothers and sisters whose sacrifices are made on behalf of all of you. Our people in Palestine should not need to wait for any aid from countries that attach humiliating conditions to every dollar or euro they pay despite their historical and moral responsibility for our plight. We expect you to step in and compensate the Palestinian people for any loss of aid and we demand you lift all restrictions on civil society institutions that wish to fundraise for the Palestinian cause.

Our message to the Palestinians is this: our people are not only those who live under siege in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip but also the millions languishing in refugee camps in Lebanon, Jordan and Syria and the millions spread around the world unable to return home. We promise you that nothing in the world will deter us from pursuing our goal of liberation and return. We shall spare no effort to work with all factions and institutions in order to put our Palestinian house in order. Having won the parliamentary elections, our medium-term objective is to reform the PLO in order to revive its role as a true representative of all the Palestinian people, without exception or discrimination.

Our message to the Israelis is this: we do not fight you because you belong to a certain faith or culture. Jews have lived in the Muslim world for 13 centuries in peace and harmony; they are in our religion "the people of the book" who have a covenant from God and His Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him) to be respected and protected. Our conflict with you is not religious but political. We have no problem with Jews who have not attacked us - our problem is with those who came to our land, imposed themselves on us by force, destroyed our society and banished our people.

We shall never recognise the right of any power to rob us of our land and deny us our national rights. We shall never recognise the legitimacy of a Zionist state created on our soil in order to atone for somebody else's sins or solve somebody else's problem. But if you are willing to accept the principle of a long-term truce, we are prepared to negotiate the terms. Hamas is extending a hand of peace to those who are truly interested in a peace based on justice.

Khalid Mish'al is head of the political bureau of Hamas


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2 Feb 2006 @ 01:57 by jobrown : Vaxen, you're the BEST of the Best!
you have Decency, you have Dignity, you have Integrity. You truly love Life and Hu/mankind AND you stand for true EQUALITY -without which there is no Justice, nor Freedom, nor ways to pursue one's God-given right to Liberty and Happiness; which (to me) equals one's "Cosmic Blueprint".
ALL humans are your Sisters and Brothers, whom you cherish unconditionally, judging ONLY their DEEDS & ACTIONS (as well as lack of those!... ) after CAREFULLY investigating their AGENDAS, the TRUTH on which their deeds/actions are based.

Time for "the rest of the world" to see through all the lies and propaganda and all the COVER-ups done in the name of "Religion"/ with "Religion" as the all encompassing justification and absolver of millions of intentional atrocities, one more evil, than the other, against their own "lesser brethren" ( what a f----- statement!...)The rest of the world misses to see through these lies ONLY AT THEIR OWN PERIL!!!...and, besides, Hasn't ANY agressor/"conqueror" always had a justifiaction, that they "believed" in?!?.... read: via which the victim was/is meant to feel guilty and responsble for the attack!... or -at least less deserving of being treated any nicer (or) as equals!

Was "White Man's" justification towards the Natives of America any less potent? NOoooo... obviously not!... Was their justification real and TRUE???? Nooo, I don't think so!...
Was the Nazis' justifiaction towards all the Peoples they tortured and killed real and true?!??... Iii don't think soooo!... but all these justifiactions have ONE thing in COMMON: THEY WERE Good enough for the AGGRESSORS to go ahead with their evil!...
Justifications, WHATEVER THEY MIGHT BE, ALWAYS ARE GOOD ENOUGH!... THAT'S THE NATURE OF THE BEAST - as the saying goes! You all heard the "ESOTERIC Statement: "All Excuses (= justifications for pre-emptive attacks on a more Innocent party ) are EQUALLY GOOD". Now you all know EXACTLY what that slightly cryptic "esoteric" (???!?!?!?!?) statement means!... ; 0
ALL HUMANS ARE THE SAME!!!.... Radio Broadcast "BS" is the same "BS" - broadcast in every corners of the World!... isn't that a great revelation, eh?!

Vaxen, I RESPECT YOU. I CHERISH YOU WISDOM AND AMOUNT OF KNOWLEDGE. I LOOK UP TO YOU. I LOVE YOU!!!/ Yours, A-d

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Thankyou, A-d, for reading Khalids' words. The 'elite' have a terrible day of reckoning coming upon them. ALl the tortured souls of the many worlds that they have presumed to conquer for their pleasure and enjoyment will, I promise you, come back and eat their very souls out. Cosmic justice is real. We operate from beyond their 'time zones.'

It is they, who operate these insane machinations in quest of utter power and control, who have invoked their nemesis from within that dark place at the very core of their hearts. We are many, they are few, we laugh at them and spit in their black robed faces. Oh, the time is short...for them. Let them enjoy their last breath for they'll never breath again. The destroyer of their likenesses is here and now. They shall not escape our 'hand.'

The below excerpt is from “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand, first published in 1957, and explains quite clearly why the need for so many laws and why our prisons are home to so many innocent people. It's quite obvious that the PTB treat people as pawns in a ruthless game. [Emphasis ours]

"Did you really think that we want those laws to be observed?" said Dr. Ferris. We want them broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against - then you'll know that this is not the age for beautiful gestures. We're after power and we mean it. You fellows were pikers, but we know the real trick, and you'd better get wise to it. There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted- and you create a nation of law-breakers - and then you cash in on guilt. Now, that's the system, Mr. Rearden, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with."

Revenimus!  



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