Saturday, January 28, 2006

A Carrot Won't Work

Yesterday, Pastorius posted Hamas's Charter, here and here. According to news reports I've heard, Hamas will be adhering to its charter. Also according to news reports, Hamas has ties with Iran. Certainly both Hamas and Iran have called for the destruction of Israel.

Late last night, this popped into my email inbox:
"U.N. nuclear chief Mohamed ElBaradei on Friday called on the United States to provide Iran with nuclear reactors and urged Tehran to declare a moratorium on enriching uranium for at least eight years.

"ElBaradei said that amountof time would enable the country to earn the confidence of the international community that it was really interested in nuclear energy not nuclear weapons....

"However, Ivan Safranchuk, a Russian analyst, cautioned that Iran might be using the plan only to buy time as it fights to avoid potential U.N. sanctions.

"Asked for his advice to Western officials, ElBaradei said: 'You need to keep all options on the table.'

"But U.S. Sen. JohnMcCain appeared to rule out negotiations.

"'They're interested inacquiring weapons of mass destruction and dominating the Middle East,' McCain, told a panel. 'I don't know of any carrot that works.'...

"Carrot"? As in, appeasement?

The U.N. Security Council is scheduled to meet February 1-2.


Myra Langerhas said...

Carrot? Thats the whole friggin vegetable garden and a set of salad bowls to boot. Apparently the best way to get a care package from the U.N. is to deny history, act belligerently and threaten member nations with annihilation. NATO and Israel need to bend this piss ant country over its knee and spank it until it bleeds.

Always On Watch said...

Carrot? Thats the whole friggin vegetable garden and a set of salad bowls to boot.

LOL!!! I couldn't help myself. Of course, there is really nothing funny about the present world situation.

piss ant

One of my mother's favorite deprecating expressions. LOL again!

Epaminondas said...

Post the full text of Article 11. Give it maximum exposure. And keep on

Always On Watch said...

Article Eleven: The Strategy of Hamas: Palestine is an Islamic Waqf

The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine has been an Islamic Waqf throughout the generations and until the Day of Resurrection, no one can renounce it or part of it, or abandon it or part of it. No Arab country nor the aggregate of all Arab countries, and no Arab King or President nor all of them in the aggregate, have that right, nor has that right any organization or the aggregate of all organizations, be they Palestinian or Arab, because Palestine is an Islamic Waqf throughout all generations and to the Day of Resurrection. Who can presume to speak for all Islamic Generations to the Day of Resurrection? This is the status [of the land] in Islamic Shari’a, and it is similar to all lands conquered by Islam by force, and made thereby Waqf lands upon their conquest, for all generations of Muslims until the Day of Resurrection. This [norm] has prevailed since the commanders of the Muslim armies completed the conquest of Syria and Iraq, and they asked the Caliph of Muslims, ‘Umar Ibn al-Khattab, for his view of the conquered land, whether it should be partitioned between the troops or left in the possession of its population, or otherwise. Following discussions and consultations between the Caliph of Islam, ‘Umar Ibn al-Khattab, and the Companions of the Messenger of Allah, be peace and prayer upon him, they decided that the land should remain in the hands of its owners to benefit from it and from its wealth; but the control of the land and the land itself ought to be endowed as a Waqf [in perpetuity] for all generations of Muslims until the Day of Resurrection. The ownership of the land by its owners is only one of usufruct, and this Waqf will endure as long as Heaven and earth last. Any demarche in violation of this law of Islam, with regard to Palestine, is baseless and reflects on its perpetrators.

Chilling, isn't it?