Questions from Hanson (Carnage & Culture)

John Hall johnhall@evergo.net
Sat, 16 Mar 2002 19:20:47 -0800


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http://www.nationalreview.com/hanson/hanson031502.shtml

Some of the better ones:

If the West Bank is the linchpin of the current Middle East crisis, what
were wars #1, #2, and #3 there about, when it was entirely in Arab hands?

Is there a difference between Palestinians preferring to kill Israeli
civilians rather than soldiers, and Israelis preferring to kill Palestinian
fighters rather than civilians?

If the Eiffel Tower had been wrecked by an al Qaeda hijacked airliner, would
the French have gone into Afghanistan after the terrorists? And if so, how
and why? And would they have asked our help? And would we have given it?

What would the world think if Mr. Sharon displayed a revolver and then
attempted to strike one of his ministers at a Cabinet meeting?

Why do Palestinians shoot machine-guns up into the air at funerals and
Israelis do not?

If nearly two-thirds of the Arabic world believe that Arabs were not
involved in September 11, why should any American believe anything that two
out of three people from that region say?

Has anyone heard a Muslim in the United States condemn September 11 without
employing the word "but?"



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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Times New =
Roman"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>If the West Bank is the linchpin =
of the
current Middle East crisis, what were wars #1, #2, and #3 there about, =
when it
was entirely in Arab hands?</span></font><font color=3Dblack><span
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Times New =
Roman"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>Is there a difference between =
Palestinians
preferring to kill Israeli civilians rather than soldiers, and Israelis
preferring to kill Palestinian fighters rather than =
civilians?</span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Times New =
Roman"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>If the Eiffel Tower had been =
wrecked by an
al Qaeda hijacked airliner, would the French have gone into Afghanistan =
after
the terrorists? And if so, how and why? And would they have asked our =
help? And
would we have given it?</span></font><font color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;
mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Times New =
Roman"><span
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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Times New =
Roman"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>What would the world think if Mr. =
Sharon
displayed a revolver and then attempted to strike one of his ministers =
at a
Cabinet meeting?</span></font><font color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;
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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Times New =
Roman"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>Why do Palestinians shoot =
machine-guns up
into the air at funerals and Israelis do not?</span></font><font =
color=3Dblack><span
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Times New =
Roman"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>If nearly two-thirds of the =
Arabic world
believe that Arabs were not involved in September 11, why should any =
American
believe anything that two out of three people from that region =
say?</span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
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<p class=3DMsoNormal><font size=3D3 color=3Dblack face=3D"Times New =
Roman"><span
style=3D'font-size:12.0pt;color:black'>Has anyone heard a Muslim in the =
United
States condemn September 11 without employing the word =
&quot;but?&quot;</span></font><font
color=3Dblack><span =
style=3D'color:black;mso-color-alt:windowtext'><o:p></o:p></span></font><=
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