Originally Posted by Direckshun
I don't believe Americans should support Hamas. You should support Palestinian independence, however.
It will allow an entire people to be free on land they have a historical and cultural right to, interact with their neighbors, become part of the international community, potentially thrive economically, and minimize violence with Israel. Armed with self-determination and economic freedom, Palestine will moderate, and the Hamas' of the population will lose their foothold.
Sorry, I'm not buying the cumbaya. The extremist will never, ever allow a peace to take hold.
As long as any Arab group/state/religion/kingdom refuses to recognize Israel's right to exist, they don't deserve our support.
I get that we should support people that are seeking freedom. But, until they quit swearing death to our friends, they don't deserve our support.