Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Aftermath

According to Debka, some civilian flights (some Saudi) went off course and headed towards the summit in Sharm and Eilat until Israeli F-15 jets did enough fly-overs to skirt the flights back on course, and a HAMAS gunman was killed by IDF soldiers as he tried to fire a rocket at a military jeep. Sure builds confidence in this skeptic.

IMRA reports that the Palestinians are exploiting the cease-fire to prepare for a third round. Of course, many of us in Blogsville suspected this was a hudna (meaning the truce is a sham, kept only until they rebuild/rearm). One ray of hope that they still get it in Washington -- WH press secretary Scott McClellan saying the summit was a first step but that the terrorist infrastructure still needs to be dismantled. I have never heard Abu Mazen agree to this (could be why the PA is releasing reports that they think Iran/Hizbullah are planning to assassinate Mazen). I remain cynical that this will ever come to pass, but I would love to be proven wrong.

3 Comments:

At 2:14 AM, Blogger patrickafir said...

Amen, sister Esther! I don't hold out much hope over this, but I have to believe that Arik has something up his sleeve. I am, however, saddened that he has now agreed to release from Israeli prisons terrorists sentenced for violent acts against Israelis. That's just not right. I just hope that he has something planned that will make it all seem worth it later.

 
At 8:27 AM, Blogger Gindy said...

"but I have to believe that Arik has something up his sleeve"

I would have agreed with you a year ago, but now I don't know. I almost think President Bush and Condi Rice are backing him into a corner.

 
At 8:46 AM, Blogger Esther said...

Yeah, I keep trying to hope Arik and Bush have some secret plan but as time marches on, I lose that hope.

So what do you all think of Mazen firing some commanders after Hamas fired mortors? Baby step or smoke screen?

 

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