Originally Posted by Titania
Do you think that the Pals might wage war in the same way that Israel does if they had a comparable army?
Do you think there might be a disconnect between the legitimate Palestinian authority (the one promising peace) and an remaining extremist movement?
Arab countries have ligitimate armies. Most of the time they aren't capable of carrying out a sustained, coordinated attack. They can't keep formations, they run at signs of trouble, etc. At least that's what I've seen and read in my history studies of that region. As far as the authority being seperate, no, I honestly don't think so. When Arafat was in charge, they found links between him and the terrorists, despite what he said at the time. Why should this be any different? If a leader takes real steps to end terrorism, instead of just "calling on them to cease their attacks", then you might have a case. It hasn't happened yet.