Sunday, February 18, 2007

How the West Bank was won

Condoleezza Rice and Ehud Olmert laugh and grin as they speak of punishing Palestinian citizens for their unpalatable choice in the parliamentary elections. For a more in-depth diatribe about this "agreement," I recommend Kel's take on it over at The Osterley Times.

But there was one comment made by Olmert that I found remarkable, revealing in a way I doubt Olmert intended. Olmert was referencing the stance on the Palestinian unity government, which really represents their larger position on the conflict:
I spoke about this on Friday with the president of the United States, and I can tell you the Israeli and US positions are completely identical.
Finally, the curtain of pretense is drawn back, by Olmert himself no less, only to reveal what has long been known if not acknowledged:

The US and Israel in full embrace, dancing on the destitute and withering carcass of the Palestinian people, singing the refrain of oppressors everywhere that fighting against an occupation and a multi-billion dollar military machine indicts the Palestinians as lowly and criminal terrorists worthy only of sanction, with Israel forever the victim of Palestinian popguns while it runs roughshod over a contested land and works openly to starve a people into submission.

At least, that's kind of what I see.

(Still awaiting news of small pox infected blankets making their way into Gaza.)


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