Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Suicide Bombing in Israel: The Aftermath.

Every newly elected government has its bumps and bruises at the beginning of the road, but in the case of the new Hamas government, the post-election jinx have really taken a huge financial and political black eye, and following yesterday's suicide bombing, things aren't looking up for Palestine's Taliban.

First off, the LA Times:

THE HORROR OF MONDAY'S SUICIDE bombing in Tel Aviv, which killed the bomber and nine other people and wounded scores more, presented Hamas with an opportunity to break from its history as a supporter of terrorism. Instead, a spokesman for Hamas, which formed a Palestinian parliamentary government last month, described the attack carried out by another group, Islamic Jihad, as an act of self-defense.
If there was any lingering doubt that the U.S. and Europe were right to ostracize the Hamas government and cut off economic aid, it has been dramatically dispelled. It remains part of the problem, not part of any Arab-Israeli solution.


(H.T. Captain's Quarters)

If this is the opinion of a liberal editorial board like the LA Times, you can only imagine how the conservative press is treating this.

But Hamas' nature and arrogance has not only united its opposition in the US, but around the world as well. First it was Israel, then Canada, the US, the EU and now Japan:

Japan, which has given $840m (£474m) to the PA since 1993, said it wanted to see Hamas adopt a more peaceful policy, but did not expressly link its decision to the Tel Aviv attack.


You think this might serve as a wake-up call to the people in the Middle East that electing fundamentalist neo-fascists to government only brings about International isolation and economic strangulation? I sure as hell hope so. In truth, the Palestinian people cannot blame these hard times on anyone but the voters themselves who gave Hamas the power they always wanted.

7 Comments:

At Tuesday, 18 April, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One good thing about Hamas, is that at least they are honest with their intentions, and actually openly say they want to annihilate Israel. I say that's better than them lying through their teeth while at the same time continuing their terror campaign(Arafat anyone?)

CD

 
At Thursday, 20 April, 2006, Blogger Libyan Warrior( The King Of Al-Andalaus) said...

KILL ALL THE JEWISH VERMIN!!!!!!!!!

 
At Saturday, 22 April, 2006, Anonymous Don Cox said...

The Palestinian voters had a choice between the utterly corrupt and useless Fatah and the militaristic Hamas. There were no good parties to vote for. As in Iran, the voters picked the war party over the corruption party. Do you blame them?

 
At Sunday, 23 April, 2006, Blogger shlemazl said...

Great blog!

Glad to see there is another fellow sane blogger in Canada.

 
At Sunday, 23 April, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

> that electing fundamentalist neo-fascists to government only
> brings about International isolation and economic strangulation?

Too bad it does not apply for israeli fascists imported
from Moldavia...

 
At Sunday, 23 April, 2006, Anonymous Andrew Brehm said...

"electing fundamentalist neo-fascists to government only brings about International isolation and economic strangulation"

It depends on how many fundamentalist neo-fascists regimes there are. They can, and do, co-operate, like Germany and Italy did in the old days.


"Arafat anyone?"

You have a point.


"KILL ALL THE JEWISH VERMIN!!!!!!!!!"

Don't forget: this is about Israel's fascist policies. It has nothing to do with anti-Semitism. Have you not learned?


"Do you blame them?"

Yes. There were other minor parties. And they were minor only because the Arab Palestinians decided not to vote for them. There must be at least one Arab in the occupied territories who wants peace and who is honest. The people could have, if they had wanted to do that, voted for him and followed him.

They had the choice. I can blame them.

Arabs, like Jews and Anglo-Saxons and everybody else, are moral agents, capable of making their own decisions.


"Too bad it does not apply for israeli fascists imported from Moldavia..."

Which particular Israeli fascist was now imported from Moldavia?

 
At Friday, 16 July, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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