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Friday, June 15, 2007

Palestine the New Pakistan

It seems we are seeing a replay of the 1971 break up of West Pakistan (Bangladesh) and East Pakistan (current Pakistan). Hamas has now taken over Gaza and Fatah now only controls the West Bank. This was pretty much of an inevitability when you have a country (autonomous region) that is created on two side of another country will eventually split up. Especially when the majority of one group is so ideologically different than the other,i.e. West Pakistan was more or less at Peace with India and East Pakistan was at loggerheads with them. As, Fatah is interested in making Peace with Israel Hamas wants to burn Israel to the ground.

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  • Interesting analogy. I've thought of it that way.

    By Blogger Gort, at 6:07 PM  

  • Correction: I've never thought of it that way

    By Blogger Gort, at 6:08 PM  

  • I think the disproptionate represention issue my also apply. I.e. even thought the western Pakistan made up 70% of the population it only had 15% of the representation

    By Blogger Greendogdem, at 12:19 AM  

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