pain is the staff of life

Irak and the Palestinian problem.

Posted in Uncategorized by ruthanzo on July 29, 2008

The BBC news story at the bottom of this post (where it belongs..) reminded me of something I had seen in a U.K. newspaper of note.
-Back in early 2003 when the Irak invasion was being discussed I remember reading a very cynical letter to the editor in the Guardian Weekly (left-wing rag) about how the U.S. invasion of that country would have many objectives not the least of which was that now there would be a place to resettle the Palestinians. Far-fetched? I thought so. The writer pointed out that the Palestinians for the most part were Sunni Muslims and curiously after Bush declared ‘mission accomplished’ the areas that stood up to the advancing U.S. army and its ‘contractors’ were the Sunni provinces. Insurgents? Al-Qaeda? Did they know something was afoot and is this why they fought back? I guess one could argue that if over time the U.S. and its allies in the War on Terror threw enough money and armaments at these people they too would agree to accomodate ‘a few’ Palestinians. Surge, splurge, merge. This tact (strong-arming the little ‘king’) worked in Jordan. Wasn’t the late Al-Zarqawi (seems so long ago) a Jordanian?

Here’s the BBC story on the much-disputed Israeli Wall that snakes through the West Bank. It’s being re-routed to allow Palestinians better access to their farms. Does this mean the Palestinians will not be going to Irak after all? And were they ever going? Am I reading too much into this story?




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  1. $crooge McDuck said, on July 29, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    Irak, quack! I am reminded of the Highland Clearances when the Ram of God showed up with a deed ceding our ancestral lands to the descendants of Baa. My people were shipped off to the sunny Southwestern U.$. of Hay and we haven’t looked back, the only catch being that the constant exposure to the Sun makes our pale skin susceptible to melanomas.

  2. Bobby de Trop said, on July 29, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Get kicked on route 666

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