April 10th, 2003


(Kick! Punch!) Learn the lesson of peace, dammit!

The Israelis, after spending the better part of the last month trying to kill Palestinians (and American peace activists) who get in their way, have the gall to tell the Palestinians:

"I hope that in the era after the toppling of Saddam Hussein's regime, the Palestinians will understand that the world has changed. (The Palestinians must) give the chance for a new and authentic leadership to grow, end terror and incitement and return to the negotiating table."

(As if a US-brokered Israeli peace treaty could ever be a fair deal... )

On the same day that the Israelis were offering the Palestinians the shitty end of the olive branch, they also launched missiles to blow up a terrorist's car in Gaza City. Yes, they killed the terrrorist, but they also killed three civilians and wounded 50 others who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

This is what the Israel's leaders call "focused prevention"... as opposed to "assasination turned killing spree" or any more accurate, colorful term.

Also today, two Israeli soldiers were killed and nine others injured by Palestinian gunmen.

So, what lesson should both the Israelis and Palestinians learn from this whole experience?

How about this one?

I'm not a Christian, but I do frequently agree with this Jesus fellow -- powerful ideas. They could have brought about peace and reconciliation throughout the empire.

Too bad that the empire and the Jews had him killed -- they must not have cared much for the idea.

(Do you ever get the feeling that nothing changes...?)