Skepticism widespread in Mideast over new peace talks

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    To make Obama look good.
    The Palestinians have no ability to deliver on any promises. Why would anyone negotiate with them?
     
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    It's probably a midterm related dog and pony show..

    Don't be surprised if we have a Taba moment in October.

    Democrats are getting desperate, and it's starting to show.

    Imagine what would Change if a hundred Dems were FLUSHED from the House of Representatives on November 2nd and replaced with 60 Greens and 40 Libs?

    Peace in Palestine?
     
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    You have a point there, Rabbi. Obama insists on negotiating with Abbas and not with the government.

    Abbas can make any agreement he wants but it would be non binding on the Palestinian people.

    So, what is the point?
     
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    Obama and the Democrats desperately need something to distract voters from the state of their economy.

    "Imagine the reaction at the White House when the Department of Labor released its weekly unemployment figures on Thursday. Jobless claims rose by 12,000 to 500,000 in the second week of August. There's been no improvement in the jobs market in 9 months and now unemployment is edging upwards again. This wasn't supposed to happen. The Obama administration had bet everything that the economy had turned the corner and would gradually get better. Many economists saw less than a 10 per cent chance that the economy would tip back into recession. After all, double dip recessions are "extremely rare". Now more people are losing their jobs and Team Obama is caught in the headlights. There is no back-up plan, no Plan B. The Democrats will face the midterms with no stimulus to create new jobs and with an economy that is steadily deteriorating. It's going to be a massacre and they know it."

    The author of that quote, Mike Whitney, has been right more often than wrong with his economic predictions including the popping of the housing/credit bubble.

    He pulls together different Economic opinions from across the political spectrum, then fashions those views into articles virtually everyone can comprehend.

    This latest "Peace Proposal" is pure political theater; however, if it doesn't succeed in distracting voter attention, bombing Iran sure as hell would.

    Mike Whitney: The Economy is in Big Trouble
     
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    The whole "peace process" is nothing but political theatre. The US and Israel have NO intention of finding a just peace in the region. Zero, Zip, Nada.

    The solution is simple. Enforce international law and UN resolutions. Mission accomplished.

    The US and Israel are both opposed to such a bizarre solution.
     
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    The whole peace process is nothing but political theater. The Palestinians have neither intention nor ability to conclude a meaningful enforceable treaty.
    Let Israel do what is necessary for its own security--like every other state in the world-- and the rest will take care of itself.
    Simple solution.
     
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    I don't see the "Palestinians" concluding a treaty when we only negotiate with western puppets. We refuse to talk to the elected government.

    Israel has been winning the war with Palestinians for over 60 years. How long will it take for one of the worlds strongest armies to beat down the civilians in Palestine?
     
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    And let's not forget that Iran is constantly stirring the pot, and will do whatever it can to disrupt a possible peace.
     
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    It is well known that Iran supports the Palestinians but I have not seen where it has influenced their policies.
     

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