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Friday, December 16, 2005

Same old story

At least somebody in the Israeli political mainstream is telling the truth:

"Labor Party's campaign manager Motti Morel's comments insinuating that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon wished to cause a flare up in the territories on Thursday raised a political storm, as Kadima officials urged Labor Chairman Amir Peretz to fire Morel, to prove that he does not support Morels views.

"Morel told Israel Radio on Thursday that the renewal of the targeted assassinations policy was intended to cause an escalation of the security situation on the eve of the elections, an escalation which would serve Sharon.

"Morel said that Sharon was trying to divert public discourse from the social to the security arena, and intimated that Sharon has the power to influence the number of terror attacks which take place. According to Morel, several months ago, when targeted assassinations were not employed 'there were no Qassams and no terror attacks.'"

Morel was simply articulating typical Israeli policies towards the Palestinians. Before the outbreak of the 2000 Intifada, the Israeli establishment was determined to escalate the troubles and cause an uprising, crushing Palestinian ambitions once and for all.

They failed.

24 Comments:

Blogger Ibrahamav said...

Interesting take when you ignore the facts and rely solely on Israeli politics.

Friday, December 16, 2005 1:51:00 am  
Blogger Edward Mariyani-Squire said...

He he he. It must really worry you to see the possibility of peace rearing its ugly head, hey Ibrahamav?

Friday, December 16, 2005 4:40:00 am  
Blogger Human said...

Is there a viable Canidate who does not live off the violence? If there is the Israel can choose a better way or continue to sow it's own destruction.
Peace

Friday, December 16, 2005 5:54:00 am  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

Human and eddie, together again. Just like at the bund.

Friday, December 16, 2005 10:07:00 am  
Blogger Edward Mariyani-Squire said...

Eee he he. Just don't forget Ibrahamav, the Israeli Labor Party is Israeli. If they get in, it will be because of the will of the Israeli citizenry.

About time you started working on your Sharon campaign slogans, isn't it?

"Vote Sharon, or you're an anti-semite"

"Vote Sharon, or you're an Islamofascist"

"Vote Sharon, or you're completing Hitler's work"

"Vote Sharon, or there will be justice"

and so on.

Friday, December 16, 2005 10:15:00 am  
Blogger Shabadoo said...

Slightly o/t, but any thoughts on the 80% turnout of the Iraqi elections? I'm sure you're thrilled to see democracy and stability getting a foothold there.

Friday, December 16, 2005 11:17:00 am  
Blogger Edward Mariyani-Squire said...

Shabadoo said...
Slightly o/t, but any thoughts on the 80% turnout of the Iraqi elections? I'm sure you're thrilled to see democracy and stability getting a foothold there.

Sounds good to me.

Friday, December 16, 2005 12:26:00 pm  
Blogger orang said...

Terrific. Nothing much else to do I suppose.
Did you see that truckloads of already voted papers were found - from Iran?
Things you have to resort to with no computerized voting.

Friday, December 16, 2005 12:34:00 pm  
Blogger Wombat said...

That should make the US servicemen and women from Ohio and Flordia feel right at home.

Friday, December 16, 2005 2:04:00 pm  
Blogger Wombat said...

Shabadoo said...
"Slightly o/t, but any thoughts on the 80% turnout of the Iraqi elections? I'm sure you're thrilled to see democracy and stability getting a foothold there."

If stability was gettign a foothold I'd be as happy as a pig in shit.

As to this "factoid"'s importance? The head of the largest militia in Iraq has threatened violence if the election's results are not to his
satisfaction. The Badr brigade has already been tied to the extra-judicial torture and killing of Sunnis, so one should be hesitant to think of this as an idle threat.

This borderline insane idea that voting is some panacea that will gloss over the chasms between interests in Iraq will once again come up against hard reality soon enough.

Friday, December 16, 2005 2:09:00 pm  
Blogger neoleftychick said...

edward

You really are deluded if you think that "peace" is in the thoughts of Hamas and all other Arab Islamic males.

Friday, December 16, 2005 3:58:00 pm  
Blogger Wombat said...

Maybe Eddie means Sharon's idea of peace, spelled "piece".

Friday, December 16, 2005 4:43:00 pm  
Blogger Edward Mariyani-Squire said...

neoleftychick said...
You really are deluded if you think that "peace" is in the thoughts of Hamas

Who's talking about Hamas? I'm talking about the Israeli Labor Party under their new leader. Are they one and the same to you?

and all other Arab Islamic males.

Doctor, I can't get a pulse.

Never mind that - it's the brain scan I'm worried about.

Saturday, December 17, 2005 1:33:00 am  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

You shouldn't worry about having a scan, eddie. You don't have enough up there for any reaction.

Saturday, December 17, 2005 6:19:00 am  
Blogger Antony Loewenstein said...

People,
Can we try to keep discussion a little more civil?

Saturday, December 17, 2005 11:13:00 am  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

Perhaps if you post with a little more honesty?

Saturday, December 17, 2005 2:29:00 pm  
Blogger Edward Mariyani-Squire said...

Ibrahamav said...
Perhaps if you post with a little more honesty?

Ibrahamav, I thought A.L. was talking to me. What's the point is calling on you to be "more civil"? It's like asking you to have fewer wet dreams about Sharon.

Okay - that was uncalled for. Astagfur'allah :P

Saturday, December 17, 2005 10:51:00 pm  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

Why would AL bother with you? It's not as if he has no others on this site with antisemitic agendas.

Sunday, December 18, 2005 1:02:00 am  
Blogger Edward Mariyani-Squire said...

Ibrahamav said...
Why would AL bother with you? It's not as if he has no others on this site with antisemitic agendas.

*rolls eyes* Whatever you say Nazi troll.

Sunday, December 18, 2005 1:24:00 pm  
Blogger Ibrahamav said...

Glad to see that you agree with my assessment.

Sunday, December 18, 2005 1:47:00 pm  
Blogger Edward Mariyani-Squire said...

Hey BTW Ibrahamav, why didn't you condemn Neonazichick's suggestion of genocide by means of nuclear holocaust of all the Arab people in the Middle East?

Sunday, December 18, 2005 11:46:00 pm  
Blogger Wombat said...

This should be good. Watch teflon Ibraham wiggle out of answerinf this one.

Monday, December 19, 2005 3:40:00 am  
Blogger uphillsprinter said...

all i hear is crickets in the grass...

no ibrahamav...

Monday, December 19, 2005 4:05:00 pm  
Blogger Edward Mariyani-Squire said...

Ibrahamav, ooooooh, Iiiiiiiiiiiiiibrahamav. Where are yooooooou?

Monday, December 19, 2005 10:04:00 pm  

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