All entries for Wednesday 28 June 2006
June 28, 2006
Blowing up power stations…
Doesn't Israel's move into Gaza seem more like an act of war than an attempt to arrest what we should probably call terrorists?
It isn't anti–semitic or anti–security to say that Israel's moves overnight were grossly disproportionate to the threat that they believe exists. What they're doing is akin to us going and blowing things up in Northern Ireland because we're trying to smoke out the IRA. Quite simply it's the sort of tactic you might expect in the early 1900s, but today seems completely ridiculous.
Yes, Hamas is virtually impossible to work with, and yes they claim that Israel shouldn't exist. But when has violence ever prevented more violence?
Many of the actions which Israel take seems to be a deliberate attempt to encourage retaliation, forcing continual escalation which will eventually give them a justification for invading.
While the Palestinians aren't about to sign a peace agreement, that doesn't mean that Israel should fight fire with fire.
Apparently the Royal Family costs 62p per person every year.
If I don't use them, does that mean I get a refund? I reckon I'm owed about two packs of Hula Hoops…