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Well, he's kind of had it in for me ever since I accidentally ran over his dog. Actually, replace "accidentally" with "repeatedly," and replace "dog" with "son."

Monday, June 12, 2006

Lessons from Bangladesh

Fatah forces have attacked the Palestinian parliament building and burned down a cabinet office; Hamas has deployed its own militia in Gaza and attacked Fatah forces there. I'll bet Likud is raising a toast in Tel-Aviv.

Every time they touch one of ours in Gaza, we will get ten of theirs in the West Bank.
-Armed Fatah supporter (as quoted in NY Times)

There now are civil wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the nascent Palestinian state. Maybe the neo-cons will finally learn that elections do not a democracy make--that elections mean little when competing political factions maintain their own armed militias. But perhaps also those who wish for Palestinian statehood will realize reluctantly that a non-contiguous Palestinian state will work no better than the original non-contiguous Pakistan did.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am not sure the 'nascent Palestinian state' is yet engaged in a civil war. A power struggle among factions is not necessarily a civil war. I am more interested in the results of the Abbas referendum coming up. 

// posted by LTG