Can the PLO really stop militant groups?




View Poll Results :Can the PLO really stop militant groups?
yes 4 25.00%
no way 10 62.50%
not sure 2 12.50%
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January 16th, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 

Topic: Can the PLO really stop militant groups?


It seems the PLO is calling on Palestinian militants to hault attacks on Israel.

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Israel is saying they will judge the Palestinians on their actions, not their words.

Is that statement hollow or can the PLO really stop attacks on Israel?
January 16th, 2005  
Snauhi
 
Dont think so, militant groups will never take orders from PLO.
January 17th, 2005  
Italian Guy
 
 
No, they can't. Fanatism and personal interests are so intertwined there that PLO can't handle the situation.
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January 17th, 2005  
SHERMAN
 
 
The PLO is a militant group...They organize gurrila and terror attacks...so they can stop at least their part. and yes, they can stop others two. the PLO has superior noumbers, and can simply crush resistence if they wish. but they want to keep Jihad and Hammas around to use them against Israel, to do things the PLO dose not do well(like suicide attacks)...
January 18th, 2005  
Italian Guy
 
 
Thank you Sherman. Uhm, your comments are precious cause it's hard to get firsthand info from Israel.
Sure enough, that the PLO is a merely political entity is a widespread misconception in Europe.
January 18th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
The PLO can't stop the other militants by words. The only way they can do such a thing is to actually police it... which means violence against those who disobey.
So I said the PLO can't stop them because there's no way they're going to attack other groups seemingly on Israel's behalf.
January 22nd, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
I was interested by the deployment of Palestinians police on the Gaza/Israel border. Yasser Arafat never did such a thing. I also read that Mahmoud Abbas sacked over a dozen of Arafat's old advisers.

Israel said they will judge actions over words. Abbas is really showing promise.

He will have his hands full if the militant groups turn on him.
January 22nd, 2005  
SHERMAN
 
 
Abu Mazen(thats what everyone here calls Abbas) is making some steps in the right direction. The deployment of the PLA police units is good. By the way, the PLA police is also involved in gurrila and terror attacks, so we will have to see. If Abu Mazen has the bulk of the PLO militants behind him, Hammas and Jihad dont stand a chance. But Im still not sure ifhe means to stop the terror alltogather or only temporarily.
January 27th, 2005  
Regisvo
 
 
Mr. SHERMAN

I was confused by the sentence - "the PLA police is also involved in gurrila and terror attacks". Are there another PLA in Palestine?
January 27th, 2005  
SHERMAN
 
 
I maid a little error(which I keep making for some reason), and wrote PLA, when I meant PNA(Palestinian National Autherity)...Either way, the PNA police is under the rule of the PNA, which is under control of the PLO(Palstine Liberation Organization). Since the PLO is a terror organization, many terrorists serve in the Palestinian police. I hope that explains it.