June 14, 2006

Things Fall Apart; The Terror Cannot Hold

Hatched by Dafydd

I'm wicked, I know it; I was blighted as a child. But I can barely stifle my guffaws when I read stories like this:

Dozens of Palestinian civil servants stormed a parliamentary session on Wednesday to demand long-overdue salaries, attacking Hamas lawmakers and forcing the parliament speaker to flee the building.

The demonstrators chanted slogans and banged on the door of the building before entering the hall. The angry crowd then pelted Hamas lawmakers with water bottles, tissue boxes and other small items. Some climbed onto the lawmakers' desks. [I had the horrible premonition AP was going to write "climbed onto the lawmakers' laps." -- the Mgt.]

"We are hungry. We are hungry," the protesters screamed.

So now, in addition to a roiling factional war between Hamas and Fatah, the new "government" (that is, terrorist gang) has to worry about rampaging civil servants.

Of course, peace is busting out all over "Palestine":

Tensions between the sides have been rising, with 22 people killed in Palestinian infighting in recent months. Earlier this week, Fatah-allied security men torched the parliament building and Cabinet buildings in Ramallah in a rampage against the Hamas-led government.

Soon the whole of the Palestinian Authority will look like the final scene of the old Twilight Zone episode, "the Monsters Are Due on Maple Street," with the entire population running higgledy-piggledy in every direction, whacking each other with garden implements.

And the Israelis, who set this whole spectacle in motion by withdrawing from Gaza and planning to withdraw from the West Bank, will chuckle quietly. On a hilltop, overlooking the city, Defense Minister Amir Peretz will be seen speaking to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert:

Peretz: Then I take it this place... this Ramallah... is not unique.

Olmert: By no means. Their world is full of Ramallahs. And we'll go from one to the other and let them destroy themselves. One to the other... one to the other... one to the other....

Hatched by Dafydd on this day, June 14, 2006, at the time of 5:14 AM

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The following hissed in response by: Big D

Victory or defeat does not exist on the battlefield, but in the minds of the combatants.

Ask yourself, why did WWI not result in peace with Germany, but WWII did? Because in WWI Germany was humiliated, in WWII they were defeated.

Why has the Israeli/Palestinian conflict persisted? Because the Palestinians have been humiliated but not defeated. They have always felt like the battle wasn't really lost, that it could continue indefinitely on to victory. The international community has enabled this. They have assumed that if the Palestinians can be made to feel a little more comfortable, they will agree to peace. Comfort is the enemy of defeat.

Now we see the genius of Sharon. The Palestinians will defeat themselves, force on themselves the misery and sense of defeat, which oddly is the bedrock of a lasting peace.

The above hissed in response by: Big D [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 14, 2006 9:46 AM

The following hissed in response by: Papa Ray

“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”

Benjamin Franklin

The above hissed in response by: Papa Ray [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 14, 2006 10:20 AM

The following hissed in response by: Papa Ray

“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”

Benjamin Franklin

The above hissed in response by: Papa Ray [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 14, 2006 10:23 AM

The following hissed in response by: Don

I'm afraid my sympathies are entirely with the Hamas government. Consider. All they did was continue their consistent policy that the only equitable solution to Palestinian statehood was to wide the Jews off the face of the plante - one bomb (or rocket) at a time.

Turns out that the European governments have a problem with the Palestinian government waging er - peace on the citizens of Israel, and with a little urging from the Amerikkkan fascist scum swine government (illegitimate oppressors of the People that they are), agreed to cut off funding to the freedom loving peoples of Hamas. Who knew?

Combine this with the indefensible Israeli refusal to pay Hamas to kill them - er I meant withholding of taxes legitimately owed to the death-loving peoples of Palestine, and you have a fiscal crisis.

The 'civil servants' should put steel in their bellies and learn to love death better.

The above hissed in response by: Don [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 14, 2006 4:46 PM

The following hissed in response by: Bill Faith

The above hissed in response by: Bill Faith [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 14, 2006 7:37 PM

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