Israel Plans Unilateral Cease FireJanuary 17, 2009 at 8:58 am | Posted in American politics | 11 Comments
After killing over 1000 Gazans, Israel says it is done. They say they’ve killed enough Palestinians to exact “punishment.” Hamas, of course, is not even close to being defeated. They will continue lobbing rockets into Israel. They will get more popular within Palestine. So…exactly what goals were attained? The only thing visible is lots of Gazan homes destroyed and over 1000 Gazans killed. There are still 1.5 million other Gazans who really like Hamas. So what goals were attained? If their goals were attained, would they now let food and other necessities into Gaza? Or are they going to continue starving Gazans to death?
Why would Israel end its war this weekend? What could possibly change that makes them decide to stop killing Gazans? It couldn’t possibly be that in America, George Fucking Bush is no longer going to be in power. Monday is his last day to fuck this world over. Israel knows this. They have to end now or they will be in big trouble when more responsible people come to take charge of America. Their days of killing wantonly are seemingly over.
The really sad part is that Israel really doesn’t seem to want peace with her neighbors. They know quite well that the more they kill Palestinians, the more Israel is hated in the Arab world, and they seem to welcome that.
I look forward to a more responsible government starting on Tuesday. Is the Obama administration going to be perfect? Nope. But they are a step in the right direction.