PART-TIME IGNORANT TERRORISTS

Dr. Aziz Dweik, Hamas-nominated Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council:

The idea, he says, that Palestinians are all ignorant terrorists is a lie cooked up by the Israelis and the Bush Administration.

A lie, you say?

“OK, yes, it happened, we did suicide attacks but now there is a truce. We deplore any action where civilians are killed, yes, including Israeli civilians. We are a moderate Islamic movement. We are not terrorists. We are freedom seekers. Please, tell your readers, please help us secure this goal.”

Posted by Tim B. on 03/27/2006 at 01:06 PM
    1. And, of course, the usual, deluded wishful thinkers will point to this as ‘proof’ of ‘moderation’ and sufficient incentive to provide more concessions.

      Normally, it’s just uncomfortable or embarrassing to watch someone get snookered over and over.  Pity the fool, and all that.

      But watching the West’s political leadership and significant portions of its well-educated publics get conned time and time again by these charlatans . . .

      Posted by cosmo on 2006 03 27 at 02:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. “We deplore any action where civilians are killed, yes, including Israeli civilians.”

      So, these Hamas guys are just hapless schlemiels who can’t get this terrorist thing right? Implausible, very implausible.

      Posted by paco on 2006 03 27 at 02:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. Come on huh?…Lets give Aziz a break.

       
      I’d start with the neck.

      Posted by El Cid on 2006 03 27 at 02:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. “We deplore any action where civilians are killed, yes, including Israeli civilians.”
      But, er, according to Hamas there is no Israel, no recognition of Israel or that there’s a nation “Isreal”. So there are no Israeli civilians, don’t ya know? Oh, those people over there pretending to speak Hebrew are Arab terrorists and we, the Hammas, good guys, will wipe them out.

      Posted by stats on 2006 03 27 at 02:34 PM • permalink

 

    1. What kind of SUV does the good Dr drive? I can only hope it is in a shade that reflects IR light well.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2006 03 27 at 03:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. -stats

      Another point is that some take the position because all (or most) Israeli adults are reservists, there really is no such thing as an Israeli civilian.

      Posted by Room 237 on 2006 03 27 at 03:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. “OK, yes, it happened, we did suicide attacks but now there is a truce.

      Sooo, the reasoning is that, yes, we have been murdering scum in the recent past, but there’s a truce now so let’s all shake hands and just forget it, because, honest, we won’t stab you in the back like the eleventy hundred times we did before?  Is that how it goes?

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 03 27 at 03:36 PM • permalink

 

    1. Sounds like a reasonable guy. I say we give him a chance.

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2006 03 27 at 03:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. SMacH sez

      with the ever-present possibility of hours of delay at a checkpoint, an ordinary daily life is impossible.

      Yeah, must really put a crimp in one’s detonation schedule.

      Posted by MentalFloss on 2006 03 27 at 03:56 PM • permalink

 

    1. The idea, he says, that Palestinians are all ignorant terrorists is a lie cooked up by the Israelis and the Bush Administration.

      Ah, so then, Palestinian terrorists aren’t ignorant—they are fully aware of the despicable acts they have committed.

      Thanks for the clarification, Dr. Dweik.  I’ll keep that in mind.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 03 27 at 04:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. #6 I guess the grandmother in the old age nursing home can pick up a rifle at any moment and join her unit for an invasion of Hamas land and that infant in the hospital nursery can don a flying suit in a flash, catch the fighter and zoom over Hamas land to nick Aziz Dickhead in a sec. There’s a point there.
      And we know it’s a lie Palestinian terrorists are ignorant; those 9, 10, 11 and 12 year old children sent over to Israel with bombs strapped to their backs all had documented IQs over 150, genuis level really, and their parents were even more brilliant. They didn’t get themselves blown to pieces.

      Posted by stats on 2006 03 27 at 04:55 PM • permalink

 

    1. The funny thing about Dr. Dweik is that his name (usually spelled Dweck in English and Doueck in French) is the equivalent of “Cohen” among Syrian and Egyptian Jews. Presumably someone in his family (or he himself?) converted to Islam. I have to laugh every time he makes it into the news…

      Posted by Otter on 2006 03 27 at 05:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. “Mistakes were made”

      Posted by mojo on 2006 03 27 at 06:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. Are all these islamic literalists made of teflon? No criticism ever sticks to them!

      Posted by WeekByWeek on 2006 03 27 at 08:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. A suicide attack is the kind of mistake anyone can make.

      Who can look me in the eye and tell me they haven’t organised or taken part in some high-spirited suicide attacks during their wayward youth? Who hasn’t looked at the tin foil in the cupboard without having a few wayward thoughts?

      Time to move on I say.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2006 03 27 at 09:04 PM • permalink

 

    1. Explanation:

      We deplore any action where civilians are killed, yes, including Israeli civilians

      However, what they don’t tell you, is as all Israelis are conscripted at 18, and remain members of the military until their senior years, they consider there to be no such thing as an Israeli civilian and they consider all of them fair game.

      Indeed, even the murder of young babies by Palestinian terrorists has been justified on a similar basis as they will ‘eventually’ be soldiers, so it’s really just pre-emptive attacks on legitimate military targets.

      The fact that the victims of terror might be at a wedding, disco, pizzeria or schoolbus at the time of their murder, does not change their status as ‘legitimate military targets’.

      This justification for murder convenient loophole has also been echoed by a Canadian Muslim leader and the late Hamas leader Dr Rantisi said this all the time before Hamas got wise to PR.

      Does everybody understand now?

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2006 03 27 at 09:07 PM • permalink

 

    1. OK, yes, it happened, we did suicide attacks but now there is a truce.

      Because the wall is too high and our Iranian advisers can figure out how to unfold the ladder…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 03 27 at 10:30 PM • permalink

 

    1. can’t figure out how to unfold the ladder…

      sheeeite…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 03 27 at 10:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. Stats and Dan, if the Palis had the brains of a clam they would not go to that argument.  Presumably the argument that all Israelis are fair game because they are all potentially soldiers is derived from Islamic moral beliefs.  As noted above the Palis have used children as suicide terrorists and have also used women, as well as men, so potentially every man, woman, and child among them is a terrorist, just as they say the Israelis are all potentially soldiers and therefore fair game for them.  Therefore using the Palis’ own moral reasoning, the Israelis are justified in killing every Pali man, woman and child because they are all potential terrorists.  They don’t do this.  Isn’t it nice for the Palis that their enemies operate according to Jewish moral beliefs rather than Muslim ones?

      Posted by Michael Lonie on 2006 03 27 at 11:36 PM • permalink

 

    1. AFAIK, it is certainly not true that ‘all’ Israelis serve in their military.  Olmert’s son(s?) I hear don’t..

      From memory, I think I heard the actual number is around 50%? (sounds way too low, but I’m pretty sure its somewhere south of 95% anyway)

      Anyway, if polls show 60-90% of Palestinians think there’s nothing wrong with suicide bombings, by the same argument, they can’t complain if they’re all be carpet-bombed?

      Posted by SayNoToMo on 2006 03 28 at 02:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. (wrote my #20 before saw #19)

      Posted by SayNoToMo on 2006 03 28 at 02:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. #20 – you are partly correct.

      People with health issues (disabilities) frequently aren’t conscripted. As well, a lot fewer women are required these days and their attendance isn’t mandatory.

      Unfortunately, the Palestinians seldom survey people before blowing them up, so ultimately its a moot point.

      Posted by Dan Lewis on 2006 03 28 at 02:56 AM • permalink

 

    1. #19. Michael, if the Palis had the brains of a clam they’d be scientologists.

      Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2006 03 28 at 04:52 AM • permalink

 

    1. Ahem.
      Comments over 20 in number. Hot topic. No LLL yet? It’s a low pollution day.
      We deplore any action where civilians are killed, yes, including Israeli civilians.
      Shipped out to somewhere else, like that alternative reality Jewish homeland in Europe? No problem. Israel wiped off the map? No Israelis? No problem. Civilians/Innocents who are not really civilians/innocents: No Problem!

      Posted by blogstrop on 2006 03 28 at 06:11 AM • permalink

 

    1. The pollution ticker just went up, happy now, strop? You are obsessed.

      Posted by LeftieLatteLover on 2006 03 28 at 12:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. OK, yes, it happened, we did suicide attacks but now there is a truce.

      Oh!  A trooooooce!  Well then, everything’s different now, innit?  There were never any truces before, were there?

      Posted by Stoop Davy Dave on 2006 03 28 at 03:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. 3/27/06 OK, yes, it happened, we did suicide attacks but now there is a truce. We deplore any action where civilians are killed, yes, including Israeli civilians. We are a moderate Islamic movement. We are not terrorists. We are freedom seekers. Please, tell your readers, please help us secure this goal.” 
      3/31/06. Three Israeli civilians killed by suicide bomber. ‘Nuff said.

      Posted by stats on 2006 03 31 at 09:36 AM • permalink

 

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