Friday, April 21, 2006

Yup, Still Futile

Today, I am not in the most giving of moods.

Why are people even bothering talking about this "peace process" crap with regards to the middle east? Are things going so much better these days because of all the outside involvement? I'm thinking that the answer is "no".

Israel Preparing to Retake Gaza Strip
Israel withdrew from Gaza last summer, ending 38 years of military occupation. Since the pullout, militants have fired rockets into southern Israel on a nearly daily basis.
All right, then. Why, I ask you, did Israel pull out of the Gaza Strip? To "help the peace process", that's why.

Oh, no, Israel said, we need to be there to keep our enemies back a few steps.

Just pull on out of there, everyone else said, and they'll behave like reasonable people, just glad that there's a process in motion.

Are you sure, Israel said? Because we think that they'll just get even more violent...

We're sure! We're sure, the rest of the world said, and Israel agreed, and pulled out, and had to bitterly fight its own people to do so in some instances.
Well, Israel did pull out, and what they got for their trouble was more bombing, but now the bombs could get closer more easily. I'm sure they're glad about that decision.
"If the price we have to pay becomes unreasonable as a result of increased attacks, then we shall have to take all steps, including occupying the Gaza Strip," Maj. Gen. Yoav Galant, head of Israel's southern command, told the Maariv daily.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Turkey's state-run news agency Friday that reoccupation of the Gaza Strip would be a "deadly mistake."

It's all a deadly mistake. Don't they see that already?

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