Economics & The Economny



Politics — Newt Gingrich

  • Gingrich Describes Palestinian People As ‘Invented’ | Fox News (I find this level of political naiveté staggering but not surprising coming from a slovenly pandering Newt)

    “….Remember there was no Palestine as a state. It was part of the Ottoman Empire. And I think that we’ve had an invented Palestinian people, who are in fact Arabs, and were historically part of the Arab community,” Gingrich said. “And they had a chance to go many places. And for a variety of political reasons we have sustained this war against Israel now since the 1940’s, and I think it’s tragic.”

    Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond said afterward that the candidate was merely referring to the “decades-long history that has surrounded this issue,” and has long supported the concept of Palestinian statehood…

    Just who is he trying to fool? The logic in this is insanely stupid. If the Palestinian people were just a part of the Ottoman Empire then so were the Jews. And in fact many of the Jews had over the centuries taken their ‘chances’ and went to ‘many [other] places’ (Europe) only to have returned to claim Palestinian land under the pretense that it rightfully theirs because some book of mythology says it is. This kind of thinking doesn’t help  work out the problems the Israelis and Palestinians face in finding a workable solution in the Middle East.

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