The Ghost of Snapped Shot

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Palestinian Government Collapses!

Touching family portrait? Or crisis?
So reports Carl in Jerusalem. In other news, the sky is still blue, and water is still wet. This move was as inevitable as a chance of "afternoon thunderstorms" in Northwest Florida.

Keep in mind, folks: Half of the government is the "faction" that just got finished conquering the Gaza Strip militarily, and it's the same half which was elected by a landslide to power by more than 70% of the Gaza population.

Don't expect this latest reign of terror to be over yet. The population of the Gaza Strip is firmly behind the Hamas thugs which just took power, and they will definitely be intent on using it.

Israel television just reported that - too little too late - 'moderate' 'Palestinian' President Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen is about to dissolve the 'Palestinian' unity government. YNet reports that he will declare martial law in Judea, Samaria and Gaza.

The press conference is going on now. He has 'dismissed' Haniyeh from his position as 'Prime Minister' and claims to take all authority for himself. He has declared a state of emergency in his capacity as chairman of the PLO due to the illegal 'military coup' and 'armed rebellion' in Gaza. All authority is now placed in Abu Mazen's hands. In theory, he could order a military operation against Hamas.



#1 captainfish 14-Jun-2007
"In theory, he could order a military operation against Hamas."

good one.

Acutally, what would be funnier.....Abbas asking Israel or USA for help. They have already asked for our assistance with massive weaponry, which unfortunately has ended up in Hamas' hands and helped them overtake Fatah.
#2 Brian C. Ledbetter 15-Jun-2007
The funny thing is that we already _have_ been propping up Fatah for, what, four years now? And we don't have a damn thing to show for it.

Personally, I hope Israel cuts off all of the electricity and water to the Gaza strip, tells the residents there to go screw, and washes her hands of the whole mess. Sadly, I don't think they have the intestinal fortitude to do it...

#3 captainfish 15-Jun-2007
Nothing to show for it, indeed. Exactly.
We all should wash our hands of them.

What I was referring to was that Israel or Fatah ask us to physically intervene. Why? Cause even the UN would have a very difficult time approving of a force to go after the very same people they have been propping up for generations while attacking Israel. To turn around and start defending Israel, even in a proxy way, would fly in the face of the UN's mandate these days.
#4 Brian C. Ledbetter 15-Jun-2007
It's inevitable that Fatah will beg us to intervene. After all, our State Department has been propping them up.. and if we're to believe Hamas (I personally do not), our CIA has as well.

Time will tell if we're smart enough to say "no" or not. No matter which way we go, it'll be our fault anyway, so the way I see it, I'd rather be ruthless and let the populace accept the fate they've chosen for themselves.

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