Saturday, February 18, 2006

"An Enemy"

"From now on, we will define the Palestinian Authority as an enemy" [Israeli] Army Radio quoted a senior Israeli spokesman as saying Saturday, following the swearing-in of Hamas to the Palestinian Legislative Council.

I certainly hope so. A group dedicated to destroying you would seem by definition to be an enemy. But how will this translate into action? Will the Israelis cut off the PA from customs duty transferrs as some have suggested? On the face of it that seems not only logical but required. After all, how do you transferr money to an organization that does not recognize you?

On the other hand this will just allow the PA to use the "suffering of the Palestinian people" as propagnada against the "Zionist oppressors." It will be a reply of the Iraqi sanction debacle. Except this time Ahmas is a democratically elected governement. No one can claim that the "innocent populace" didn't have a choice.

Perhaps the Palestinians can learn a lesson most American college kids learn: if 90% of your budget comes from other people, it's best not to alienate them.

1 Comments:

Blogger Wiccan said...

To tell you the truth I think Bush knew how these people were going to vote. I mean seriuosly 90 percent of the muslims hate Isreal who do you think they are going to vote for? I mean really. I am sure it is a good excuse to topple over Palistine now even though they voted these people in office. Democracy in the hands of extremist. Self destruction. The people made a wrong choice now they pay the price.
To bad America did not pay a price for voting for Bush and his thugs.
anyway it looks like Palastine will go down soon enough if not by Isreal than by the U.S.

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