[lit-ideas] FW: [SPAM] Question, probably for Omar

  • From: "Andy Amago" <aamago@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "lit-ideas" <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 10:05:36 -0500

There's a lot on the Internet.  I got this from an Israeli site:
"Now that Israel has almost beaten them into submission, Palestinians seem 
intent on destroying each other. Internal chaos is spreading." 
Like duh.  Define acting civilized by beating someone into submission and then 
complain that they're not behaving the way you want them to.   Starve people, 
humiliate them and complain about mobocracy.  The Israelis are doing to the 
Palestinians what the Tsars did to the Russian people.  Maybe Olmert has come 
to his senses with his latest concessions although it  may well be too little 
too late.  Both the U.S. and mini me Israel gave war a chance, and here we are. 
 Al Sadr might be shaping up to be the Napoleon at least of Iraq.  It was 
strange listening to Bush complain that there's no civil war in Iraq.  It's 
only al Qaeda stoking the commotion.  Uh, isn't that why we're in Iraq in the 
first place, to defeat the likes of al Qaeda?  Is that an admission that their 
Middle Eastern "policy" (otherwise known as throwing a deck of cards in the air 
and seeing where they land) is a complete failure?  And the Israelis as 
recently as July were so enamored of this "policy" that they m
 ilitarily destroyed a fledgling democracy on their border.  Arrogance combined 
with bottomless stupidity and real big guns can backfire pretty badly.  The 
Israeli Cossacks definitely have their work cut out for them.  

I think I have a pretty good understanding of the Iraq situation, and I pretty 
much understand the Lebanon situation, but I haven't been following the 
Palestinian situation.  Apparently they're on the brink of a civil war too.  
Those three combined might be the regional war everyone's been fearing.  Omar, 
do you know what's going on with the Palestinians?  Can you explain it or 
supply links?  

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