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Monday, June 06, 2005


Darfur and Palestine - A Modest Proposal

Some good may yet come out of the Darfur tragedy. Once the Arab Muslims have killed off the African Muslims they'll be in possession of a huge piece of territory - many times the size of, say, Israel. The land is also better watered and richer than, say, Israel. The Sudanese should be encouraged to offer their Palestinian brothers and chattel, ahem, sisters a small portion of this sweet land, approximately the size of, say, Israel. The Palestinians could then remove themselves from the savage brutality of the Jews (who won't even let them blow up children for goodness sakes!) and start a new life on the corpses of a people unable to withstand Arab righteousness. Everybody wins! Well, almost. And by the way, are the other African Muslims feeling a little nervous about now? Only if they're paying attention.

You got an Instalanche! here. Maybe you should get a counter. Sitemeter has them.
Your proposal is very--I hate to use the word, horrible charge that it is--insensitive.

As the Palestinians frequently remind the world, every refugee has the inalienable right to return to the land he left. This is why, for example, the Sudeten Germans and Pakistani Hindisu are also in refugee camps nearyly sixty years later.

Oddly enough, this does not apply to the Jews who left their homes in what became the West Bank, but I'm sure there's some reason why they don't count.
Hey, Alex. In case you didn't get the literary reference in the title, this is satire (vis. Johnathan Swift). The Paleostinians would never accept it anyway, what with no Jews to blow up, or blame for their own failure as a society.
Hmm, nice idea. But it's too reminiscent of the Uganda Plan, circa 1903. (And yes, the Palestinians know enough Zionist history to know about that.)

Snitter -- alex is being sarcastic too. (Go look for the Sudeten German refugee camps, or the Pakistani Hindi refugee camps, or any other refugee camps dating back to the WWII period. There aren't any... except the Palestinian ones.)

Congratulations on your Instalanche!

What if we sweeten the deal. Throw in some hummus and a good pita for evryone.
Actually, there are Pakistani refugee camps; not Hindus, but East Pakistani Moslems, left behind when East Pakistan became Bangladesh. Bangladesh doesn't want them because it regards them as traitors, but Pakistan doesn't want them either, because, well, I'm not quite sure why, I think it just doesn't want to pay for their transport, and doesn't need the extra population. So they've been stuck in refugee camps in Bangladesh for the past 30 years!

Imagine if, after the USAn revolution, Canada had closed its borders to Tory refugees, so they ended up in camps in upper New York.
"Snitter -- alex is being sarcastic too. (Go look for the Sudeten German refugee camps, or the Pakistani Hindi refugee camps, or any other refugee camps dating back to the WWII period. There aren't any... except the Palestinian ones.)"

They didn't get their land back either. That didn't seem to stop them from going on to live normal lives. Seems that the Palestinians are an exception in this case too.

Of cource the other groups weren't surrounded by countries with a vested interest in keeping them refugees.

-- Richard zeien
Genius, but I think you should've adapted the language used by Swift in the original. Just cause I'm a snob.

You know, it's funny you should make this kind of proposal. During the earlier days of Zionism, one popular plan was to create a Jewish homeland in Uganda... which, before Idi Amin came along, was one of the most successful areas in Africa.
Well, well - yet another proposal to transfer the Palestinians out of Palestine - not merely once again to another country not their own, but this time to another continent.

Those familiar with the 100-year history of modern zionism will not be surprised at this Darfur proposal. Is there no end to the ethnic cleansing plans of zionists?

When they sat around in Vienna with Herzl in the 1890s and penned their pamphlet "The Jewish State" what plans did the zionists have for the 90+% of the population then in Palestine who were not Jewish?

The land that became Palestine was not an empty land in the years before WW1. It was populated by circa 700,000 Arabs - shepherds and goatherders, olive and fruit growers, with merchants and leather-workers and so on in the towns. Only about 5-6% of this Arab population were Jewish -- Arabic-speaking Jews - so how did the zionists in Europe expect to implement their plans for a Jewish state in a land where over 90% of the existing population at the time was NOT Jewish?

The ethnic cleansing of the indigenous Palestinians from Palestine has always been an essential part of zionism. In the 1920s and 30s zionists bruited Iraq as the "transfer" destination of the Palestinians, now we have Darfur being proposed.

Ethnic cleansing gets a bad press these days - what with Milosevic, Ruwanda, and the Sudanese - so not surprisingly zionists are anxious not to be associated with such policies, therefore zionism's long-standing need to clear the non-Jews out of Palestine is an issue that zionists are shy of addressing, and when cornered will talk in terms of "transfer", and will deny that making refugees of the Palestinians has always been an essential part of zionism. But how else was their dream to be accomplished?

These questions of the essential underlying ethnic cleansing nature of zionism need addressing directly, but zionists are unable to do that. A pity, because these are the questions that lie at the core of 80 years of turmoil and violence in the Middle East.

I would suggest that the Arab occupation of the middle east is THE major problem that is, finally, getting attention now.
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The intent of the post was to contrast the exquisite sensitivity of Arab Muslims to their own travails to their utter indifference to their crimes. They certainly have a legitimate beef with the Israelis but have sunk to the lowest kind of behavior as a FIRST resort. They have no beef whatsoever with the Darfurians, except that they want that land, and have again sunk to the lowest kind of behavior - while their brothers in the rest of the Arab world yawn.
And Isotta, good laxatives are available rather cheaply in almost any market.
I think the proposal is very good and if anybody doesn't like it-well give the Palestinians YOUR house-I'm sure that they will take it.
Manny, obviously you haven't seen my house. Whose house do you want to give to the Darfurians?
An excellent point for sure. I thought at first you were going to suggest that they eat eachother's children.
> Throw in some hummus and a good pita


Sorry, couldn't resist.
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