Sunday, September 4, 2011

Palestime

Daemoneoconic kindred spirit and assistant SecState (multi portfolios) shares a think piece via Pressure Points

It’s a small thing, to be sure, but not without significance.  As of now, Gaza and the West Bank are in different time zones.

The difference in time is symbolic of the gap between the two places politically and socially, and of the inability of anyone to figure out what to do about it.  “Unity” discussions between Hamas and Fatah are going nowhere.  The leadership on both sides appears to me to be quite happy with things as they are, and happy to hide behind their divisions as the excuse for refusing to hold elections.

1 comments:

The Pagan Temple said...

Why should they hold elections? What could they run on?

"We promise to murder more Israeli families."

"We promise to get more welfare from the UN."

"Vote for us because we're crazier and more bloodthirsty than those other guys."

The people have heard it all before. They always promise to kill thousands of Jews and what happens? They're lucky if they can crack two or three hundred in any given year.