>| You yourself are being bully-like, Lawrence.
>In what PRECISE sense?
>I would like an answer
>I dispute that, unless opposing a USAmerican is now inherently being a bully
In the precise sense that, after Frederick posed a question - would Hamas
et al. apologize for their killings of civilians? You resorted immediately
to name-calling; saying that Frederick's "mindless response" was a form of
>I accuse Frederick of writing a non sequitur, not of bullying. Please don't
Go back and read your own words, Lawrence. You said his was a mindless
response, and that this was a form of bullying, and you didn't like being
>On a discussion list I think there should be discussion not sloganising and
>such I judge Frederick's remark to have been. It suggests to me he doesn't
>have anything to say. Let him put a counter argument if he has one
Did you make an argument? I thought you waxed sarcastic about the Israeli
"apology". Is that making an argument? No more than Frederick's comment is.
>| To romanticize your remarks as the "unofficial version" is a kind of
>But I didn't
> Please don't misrepresent me
You are misrepresenting yourself. You called Frederick's the "official"
position, implying, of course, that yours is unofficial. Or is yours
actually another kind of official position? Maybe you could clear this up
>| No matter how Machiavellian the policy of Sharon - playing divide and
>| conquer, setting up his own people as victim-pawns - the policy of Hamas &
>| co. is just as evil if not more so. Does this mean I support
>| Sharon? No. It means I would look for a way out of conflict based on
>| mediation, understanding & compromise, rather than painting one or the
>| other antagonist as "the bad guys", like you do.
>I didn't mention Hamas. Frederick did. It is, yawn, a non sequitur.
How so? Because only Israeli crimes are of interest here? Careful,
Lawrence, your propagandas are showing.