Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Another Bad Sign

Abu Mazen has a lot on his plate. He needs to stop anarchy in the street, and he needs to get the terrorists to stop their attacks on Israel. He has so much to take care of but what do you think was the top issue he's concentrating on? One of the most heinous crimes possible for a Palestinian -- "collaboration" with Israel. Three Palestinians were tried and found guilty. So does he put them in jail? Or does he do the predictable thing and order their deaths? This was his first chance to stand out from Arafat's shadow. He could show himself to be a true moderate, looking forward to democracy for a future state. What do you think he chose to do? Let's just say the term "firing squad" figures into the answer. Not a great sign for the future state... if you ask me.

Read the article in the Jerusalem Post by clicking here


At 6:07 AM, Blogger American On Line said...

Amazing. In the face of Israel freeing hundreds of terrorists, Abbas does nothing to understand their own peoples actions or commute those death sentences.

It's like that sickening story of our Government fighting our own former US prisoners of war (many of them were US pilots who were tortured in 1991 in thr Iraqi prison, Abu Ghraib), in court, trying to prevent them from collecting money from Iraq that a federal judge awarded them as compensation for their torture at the hands of Saddam Hussein's regime, because Iraqis are good guys now, and they need the money.

At the same time our government will be compensating Iraqis who were abused 15 months ago in the same Iraqi prison, as Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has said they deserve compensation from the United States!!

World gone nuts.

At 9:05 AM, Blogger Esther said...

Marty, I don't think it's anything like that, LOL. But leave it to you to find a way to turn a post about Abu Mazen into a way to bring up something horrible we've done in Iraq. ;)

At 9:17 AM, Blogger Gindy said...

Wow. I really haven't been impressed so far. I don't get why everyone believes this guy is so different. He really hasn't done anything different then Arafat so far. After all didn't Arafat put on the appearence of wanting peace for a short time as well (even though he was planning something else).

At 9:36 AM, Blogger American On Line said...

lolol, Esther, :-)

My sideways point addressed the horrible thing we are doing to our own troops who were tortured and beaten in Iraq in 1991, who sued Iraq, who recovered a money judgment, only to have the Bush adminitsration oppose their getting their money from Iraqi find that the US had frozen her ein the US.

At 9:40 AM, Blogger Esther said...

I'm with you, Gindy.

Marty, Marty, Marty..... I got your point. I just don't think it has anythihng to do with Abu Mazen and what Israel is facing in the peace agreements.

I suppose I should be grateful you put it in the PA post and not in my education one. ;)

At 4:48 PM, Blogger MaxedOutMama said...

That is depressing. I suppose we can't know the real situation on the ground there, but this Abu Mazen is not coming off like an enlightened forward-looking man. As for Gindy's question, I wonder if it's not the triumph of hope over rationality.

At 10:11 PM, Blogger patrickafir said...

Arafat v.2.0 is just another pernicious, duplicitous jackal—this time with a suit. What can we expect from a guy who confers diplomatic treatment upon terrorists and starts off his ascension to office with the call to the big jihad in his victory speech?

At 10:31 PM, Blogger Esther said...

MoM -- you got that right. I'm not impressed with him at all and it gets worse with each passing day's news reports.

patrick--don't forget calling Israel the Zionist Enemy. Gotta love that one.


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