Monday, January 03, 2005

Some surprises....Some not...

Julie Stahl has two great articles on that I wanted to bring to your attention. The first is a delightful article about our "disturbed" outgoing Secretary of State. He's disturbed but not greatly disturbed. Uh huh. The other article is yet another sign of how moderate the PA is...oh yeah, I'm filled with hope. Sigh.

Powell 'Disturbed' by Campaign Picture of Abbas With Terrorists
Outgoing Secretary of State Colin Powell said a picture of PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas -- the frontrunner in upcoming Palestinian presidential elections -- campaigning on the shoulders of terrorists was "disturbing," but he said he didn't think it reflected Abbas' "overall approach to governing." Continue reading here.

Palestinian Imam Warns Against US Embassy Move to Jerusalem
A Palestinian preacher on official Palestinian Authority television threatened that America would be "buried" if Washington moved its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem." I've got some words for him. I'll be putting them in the comments section sometime today. Continue reading the article here.

Naomi Ragen also makes some excellent points in Where are the Arabs when Moslems really are Refugees? Good question. Good answers, anyone?

And after my slams against Tony Blair, I feel I should post this article from the Washington Times entitled, Tony Blair and Mideast Realities. I found it very interesting.


At 1:56 PM, Blogger RomanWanderer said...

Naomi's article is right on the spot this time

At 4:18 PM, Blogger American On Line said...

Powell 'Disturbed' by Campaign Picture of Abbas With Terrorists <<<-- I have said he needed treatment for years. Now I know it is caused he is disturbed!

He reminds me of kids I grew up with who ordered vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, so that everybody would be their friends.

This was how Powell handled Israel. Except Israel comes in one flavor: Security. After that, it can handle the rest on its own.

Keep the cherries, the sprinkles, and the sugar cone, and go home, or better, go to the UN where you are best suited and can do what you do best: Buy a kitchen sink and have an ice cream flavor for everybody.

At 4:38 PM, Blogger Esther said...

RW: I thought so too.

American OL: You are ON FIRE!! Whew! Go get him!

OK, here were those thoughts I promised. Sorry for the delay. Originally I wanted to post the whole article and just put my heckling comments in parentheses but then I decided to wait and put it in the comments section here:

"The Palestinians want the formerly Jordanian eastern part of the city to become the capital of a future Palestinian state."

ME: Yeah? And I wanted to be 5'7", gorgeous and rich. Guess what? Sometimes we don't get what we want.

"In a sermon last Friday on PA television, Imam Ibrahim Mudayris from Gaza said that Palestinians were not only demanding an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and Gaza Strip but wanted the borders of a future Palestinian state to include much more."

ME: Yeah, well that "much more" is called Israel, and you can't have it.

"He said the Palestinians would never give up their demand of controlling Jerusalem."

ME: I guess we now know how peace negotiations are going to turn out.

"America is the one who gives refuge to terror in this world...As Allah lives, America will be buried on the day that it moves its embassy to Jerusalem," he said. "America will be buried. This will be the last nail in [America's] coffin."

ME: Uh, sure. Cause Lord knows you guys have made good on all your other threats. You're like the big bully in the school yard. Stand up to him, and he'll run crying to his mommy.

"In the past, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Iranian-backed Hizballah, threatened to turn the embassy to "rubble and return your diplomats in coffins" if the U.S. moved its embassy to Jerusalem."

ME: Well, guess what buddy -- if that happens, whose a$$ do you think will have a big ol' target on it?

"But Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kansas) said this summer that he believed the U.S. should move the embassy as a matter of principle."

ME: Good man!

"Israel is the only country in the world where the U.S. does not have its embassy in the capital, he noted."

ME: We can't let the bully affect our policy. This is ridiculous. End of MY sermon.

At 5:21 PM, Blogger Gindy said...

Great comment. I actually got a chuckle out of it. My response on my site was just that it is amazing how few people know the kind of hateful words emanating out of the area. You can put this kind of info on my comments any time you want.

At 4:13 PM, Blogger Gindy said...

I used that Richard Gere Article. Thank you very much.


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