August 14, 2005
Rats Already Fighting Over Spoils
Tomorrow is the official day for commencement of the Gaza Strip evacuation by Israelis, and the two principal Palestinian political parties are turning it into a circus, vying for control of the "spoils" of terrorism in a country whose parliamentary majority is so desperate for an end to terrorism that they're grasping at the nonexistant straws of the Palestinians' "word."
Which word that is, I have no idea, because both Fatah(the Palestinian Authority's party) and Hamas are not only arguing over whose terrorism was more responsible for the Likud party breaking an Israeli precedent and kowtowing to terrorists, but they're also both promising more of the same(terrorism, that is) with their boasts that they've only just begun and will have control over all Israel before they're done.
So what the hell are these Israelis thinking?
Hamas and Fatah are having a real outing over there
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- The militant group Hamas came out of hiding yesterday to hold a mass press conference, distributing the phone numbers of 34 multilingual spokesmen in a fight for press exposure as Israel withdraws from the Gaza Strip this week.
Among Palestinians, the struggle is between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority -- both of which take credit for successfully pressuring Israel to evacuate 21 Gaza Strip settlements and four West Bank enclaves.
Determined to win the airwaves, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday inaugurated a special Gaza-withdrawal press center, complete with live-feed points for TV crews, a 24-hour text messaging service for news updates, maps and free hats and T-shirts.
Free hats and T-shirts. Who knows, maybe some all-beef wieners on the grill, some non-alcoholic beer and some live music, a personal appearance by Miss Semtex 2005...
Posted by Seth at August 14, 2005 12:48 PM
On the subject, I love this blip from little green footballs: http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=17055_Lets_Give_Them_a_State&only
Posted by: Policy Hawk at August 15, 2005 07:03 AM
They're obviously being well bred as the next generation of suicide bombers.Golda Meir once said that: "There will be peace in the Middle East when the Palestinians come to love their children more than they hate the Jews."
Posted by: Seth at August 15, 2005 08:14 AM
too true. Of course, with each successive generation of males blowing themselves up it leaves little hope. Hmmm...explode myself on a busy bus or be a father to my child...tough.
Posted by: Policy Hawk at August 15, 2005 10:31 AM
I believe that option is actually at the crux of the problem. These people choose to dis their lives and their loved ones, sacrifice all they have for the single minded purpose of taking innocent people they don't even know with them.The "intellectual elite" here in the west seem totally incapable of accepting the fact that these are primitive psychotics of convoluted mindset. They could care less what they're offered during "negotiations," they still intend to kill us.
Posted by: Seth at August 15, 2005 04:51 PM
Until the Palestinians love their children more than they hate the Israelis, there will be no peace. I thought this sums up their mentality very well.
Posted by: NYgirl at August 15, 2005 10:23 PM
And that mentality will never change as long as their religious leaders continue to preach hatred and their politicians continue to come from hardened terrorist organizations.
Posted by: Seth at August 15, 2005 10:52 PM