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<So it would be nice if they spent it on shcools and hospitals, the
> truth is they most often spend it on guns and building armies. As for
> Palestine not having an army, what do you think all those people shooting
> back at the Israelis are? Just because they don't wear uniforms doesn't
> mean they are not organized for waging war. If not stopped by Israel,
> Arafat would be getting shiploads of arms from Iran and other countries.
> It's more a matter of their isolation than their desire that keeps them
> having as big an army as Iraq.>
With the cynic's hat on, big nations give financial aid in order to
get in back in terms of arms sales, buildng contracts, drug sales etc. etc.
which is why it never has the official intent.
On the second bit you're right, that's the point of the suicide
bombers- what do you do when you have no organised military means of self
defence, you use yourself as a weapon. Suicide bombers are an indication of
just how limited the Palestinians have been by Israel, and by the
international community's refusal to do anything about Israel.
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