Aug 15, 2005
Israelis pull out of Gaza.
After 38 years of occupation, oppression, suicide bombings, rubber bullets, and Congressional support for policies no one tries to even comprehend anymore the Israelis are finally pulling out of Gaza. Amazing that Sharon of all people have taken this important step to the possibility of a Palestinian state. Yet what will this do for peace in the region really?
I remember someone telling me that the best way to start a revolt is to give the "freedom fighters" an inch. They will always fight harder for that mile. I have my sincere doubts that this will calm the heads of Hamas leaders.
Maybe that's what the Israeli leadership wants. They make this effort for peace by evicting a few thousand of their countrymen only to be shown gratitude by another rash of suicide bombings in coffee shops and bus stops. Then Israel will plea to the world community again and say "Look, we have to keep demolishing homes and shooting at random people."
Maybe I'm being to hard to our allies in the Mid-East, but I still have a hard time in trusting that peace is what Sharon or the Palestinian leadership wants. "Freedom fighters", aka terrorists, never concede. It's simply not in their nature.
This blog was kind of pointless in the fact that you don't give a good goddamn about what goes on over there. You were hoping that this would be about Tom & Katie or some story involving violence, nudity, and jackassery.
"Holy war is our path. My death will be martyrdom. I will knock on the gates of Paradise with the skulls of the sons of Zion."- Ayman Radi, a traffic policeman in the P.L.O. police force, in a written note to his family before he carried out a suicide bombing in Jerusalem that wounded 13 Israelis.
"The Palestinians are like crocodiles, the more you give them meat, they want more" - Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel.