Sunday, May 21, 2006

From Mikes America

A Quagmire, A Civil War:


You know how al l the left wing do-gooders, are constantly saying that they could do "it better" (whatever it is). Well one of their pet projects has long been the plight of the Palestinians. Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton both lavished praise, attention and huge amounts of US taxpayer dollars in a vain attempt to buy off the Palestinians.Well, looks like good intentions don't count for much in a Middle East long wracked by tribal and sectarian strife. Now, there's talk of a civil war between the PLO and Hamas.From the Associated Press:

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Palestinian security foiled the second attempt in two
days to kill top commanders loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas in what officials
in his Fatah party said Sunday was a "clear conspiracy" against their
leaders.Gaza security chief Rashid Abu Shbak, a central figure in the power
struggle, was the target of an attempted bombing Sunday, security officials
said.The discovery came a day after Abbas‘ intelligence chief, Tareq Abu Rajab,
was seriously wounded and one of his bodyguards was killed when a bomb loaded
with metal pellets ripped through an elevator shaft in his Gaza
headquarters.Abbas, a political moderate, was elected in separate presidential
elections last year and wields significant authority, including formal control
over some security forces."Civil war is the red line that nobody dares cross, no
matter which side they are on ... Civil war is forbidden," Abbas said on the
sidelines of a World Economic Forum meeting in the Egyptian Red Sea resort of
Sharm el-Sheik.The 3,000-member Hamas militia was deployed for the first time
last week, despite orders from Abbas not to form the unit. In response, forces
loyal to Abbas came out in large numbers.Fatah officials suspect Hamas was
behind both incidents over the weekend but have stopped short of openly accusing
the militant group of involvement.

For all the liberal catterwalling about Iraq, at least it has a new government founded on the principles of democracy and peace. The same cannot be said for Palestine.
posted by Mike's America

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