They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Netanyahu: Egypt, Jordan key to weakening Hamas

Netanyahu lauded Abbas for calling Hamas "murderous terrorists" in a televised address to the Palestinian people on Wednesday night, but lamented that he should have done so in the past when the group waged terror attacks against Israeli civilians.

He added that while Abbas might have genuine intentions to fight terror and resume peace talks with Israel, he lacked the means to provide security in the Palestinian territories where Iran and Syria were trying to sow strife.

"The third thing is to try to bolster the moderates, the Palestinian moderates primarily by providing security and I would like to see Jordan nearby come in and provide help with security because evidently the Palestinian leadership of Abbas may mean well but it doesn't have the power to handle that type of security," Netanyahu said. Link

db: Political Islam is the biggest Israeli/US fear. Likewise Egypt and Jordan, Saudi Arabia etc. Terrorism can be managed, political Islam cannot. Why else did the US/Israel/EU fail to nurture the Hamas move towards the ballet box and away from the gun? Killing 'terrorists' is easy. Killing Islamists who have renounced violence is more difficult. The 'international community' lead by George Bush appear to have placed Hamas firmly back in the box marked 'terrorist'. And in return we can expect what exactly?