Mubarak waiting for Assad
Roee Nahmias
Published: 16.11.11, 12:31
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1. For whom the bell tolls--it tolls for thee!
No is an island... .
2. There is no Going back - this will continue to the end !.
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (11.16.11)
3. a difference and a solution
Israel Israeli ,   Tel Aviv   (11.16.11)
Nahmias forgets to point out a difference between Assad and Mubarak. Assad is the leader of the Alawite minority in Syria. If he surrenders or flees, the Sunni will commit genocide of the Alawite community (and maybe of the Christians and Druze). Assad and the Alawi have no choice but to fight to the end. The only humane solution is population exchange like between Greece and Turkey: Israel's Muslims (including the Muslim settlers in Gaza, Judea and Samaria) move to Syria, and Israel accepts the Alawi refugees in return. Since there are more Alawi than Muslim settlers, Israel should also get back portions of Golan (Bashan) that Syria still occupies. Sadly, the world will prefer genocide of the Alawi to a peaceful solution with Israel.
4. Syrian Civil War
Ira ,   Ra'anana, Israel   (11.16.11)
I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm rooting for both sides. Keep on fighin".
5. Arab leaders will never learn anything from history ,
Salma ,   Palestine   (11.16.11)
they will always prefer to kiss the USA and EU shoes and live slaves to them to protect their chairs .
6. To: No. 1
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (11.16.11)
What part of speech is an "island?"
7. Well said No 3
D Boyle ,   Ireland   (11.16.11)
No 3 you are 100% right the Alawites are in danger of been slaughtered if the Sunnis take power and sadly the world seems indifferent to this fact. Also i think your solution is a good one and if anyone does their research they will find that the Alawite community in Israel are a very peaceful people.
8. because it was Assad Sr. the father
observer ,   Egypt   (11.16.11)
who extended helping hand in the First Gulf War. Had it been the son himself, no Gulf state would have raised a finger against him, just like they did with Mubarak.
9. # 6
Birdi ,   Israel   (11.17.11)
Post # 1 means ''no one is an island''
10. Israeli,
Ginette Golden ,   Toonto, Canada   (11.17.11)
I am with you # 3...totally in agreement; however, I think we are dreaming, too much hatred in the palestinians' heart.
Iranian Jew ,   LA   (11.17.11)
LEAGUE! What poer do they have to give sanctions? What the hell sanctions from Arab means? They hav no power. They will ask US or French to help anyway.
12. Nr 3 and 7.
Arn. ,   Sweden.   (11.17.11)
Shia Alawites in Israel would help the Shia-Islamic Al Mahdi to opress the Jews, according to Esajah 14:1-27. and, Daniel 11 44But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him. Therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy and utterly to sweep away many. 45And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain. Yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him. God bevere the Jews for such opinions !. Arn.Sweden
13. To: No. 9
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (11.17.11)
Actually, it is "No man is an island." It's from a poem by John Donne called "Meditation XVII": No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. My question at post no. 6 was rhetorical.
14. assad's dynasty
exfriend ,   beirut   (11.18.11)
if leaders teach their citizens to do this to neighbours(lebanon) those citizens will later do that in their country. N.B. this is correct also for israel
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