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Miscellaneous thoughts and ramblings
Sunday, September 25, 2005
Umpteenth verse, same as the first
Western Word has been keeping count of how many Gaza-based attacks on Israel Sharon would tolerate in its "zero-tolerance" policy.

Israel has finally responded, and the AP has this editorial comment in its "news" account of the story:

The new offensive dubbed 'Operation First Rain' dashed hopes that Israel's recently completed Gaza withdrawal would help restart peace talks and left a seven-month-old cease-fire teetering on the brink of collapse.
Here's the first sentence in the story:

Israeli aircraft blasted suspected Palestinian weapons facilities in Gaza on Sunday and authorities arrested hundreds of militants in the West Bank, launching an offensive against the Islamic group Hamas after it bombarded Israeli towns with rockets.
So, the bombardment by Hamas was not threatening to a cease-fire or peace talks. But you knew that already.

In fact, this is so run-of-the-mill, there's really no point in blogging it. But I like virtually hearing myself virtually talk.
Keep talking. We all like hearing it too. We sometimes need the reminders.
But it looks like they may finally unleash a little whoop-ass. Israel has killed the leader of Islamic Jihad. I'm not worried about the absence of a peace process. I'm worried about the absence of a war process. Peace tend to happen without a "process" when one side is defeated. The process that brings that about is usually war.
um, that should be "peace tends". I tends to write better whens I preview before I posts.
Why am I not surprised?
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