Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Children of Hamas

Watch this first ---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTGbP55HGi8

Then this one-----> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8YfA_DngUM

Hamas runs schools, orphanages, mosques, health care clinics, soup kitchens and sports leagues. They do these things successfully when members of Fatah have been accused of corruption and are generally not considered honest.

Reciprocal behavior creates a desire to well...reciprocate. The stereotype of a big business executive offering class of expensive Scotch to a potential partner is not a mistake. This is a basic part of our psychology, we will want to align with those who offer us a reciprocal relationship. This is a huge part of marketing.

Desperate people will do desperate things. Israel has been negligent in the roots causes of this conflict. You cannot attack the Propaganda of Hamas unless you can provide better social services. The Hamas children ... is extremely bias and can be considered Propaganda. It offers useful information with out context.

This is the exact same psychological process that facilitated Germany to trust a man they did not understand. The need for pride and psychological freedom from utter desperation. The Gazans are stuck in a situation that they are psychologically powerless to stop.

Israels strategy is either incompetent or willfully ignorant to long term conflict resolution. Perhaps they have not bothered to listen to some of the greatest counter Terrorism scholars of our generation. You cannot destroy terrorism with out defeating the underlying causes that facilitate the rationalization of terrorist attacks.

My next post will be a case study, demonstrating this effect during the battle of Algiers. How foolishly we have made the same mistakes, time and time again when dealing with insurgency and terrorism.

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