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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Monday, January 17, 2005

Abbas /Sharon situation update!

This is a step in the right direction! This , on the other hand, isn't! Not now anyway!


At 1/17/2005 11:07:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sir Sandmonkey (I hope you understand my need to dignify your moniker):

This is totally off-topic but I was wondering if you saw the news in the NY Post yesterday about the Egyptian Coptic Christian family that was found slain in New Jersey. The father regularly argued with Muslims on a chatroom site. The verdict is still out on motives but here are several (sorry - cut and paste) links:




At 1/17/2005 02:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, It's just too easy for the a**holes on either side (Israeli or Palestinian) to sabotage progress...the retaliation tactics used by both sides are brutal, in that they often target the innocent.

I don't think Ariel Sharon has the vision or will for peace as did Yitzhak Rabin, or for that matter,Simon Perez. Yasser Arafat,I don't think he ever developed the all out resolute determination needed to commit for a two state solution.

I have been to Egypt and the rest of North Africa (mid 60s)and have been following the course of events since then.(Germany,Dachau Concentration Camp in 1962) Of course this does not make me an "expert" but I do have an interest and opinion.


At 1/17/2005 04:47:00 PM, Blogger Tina said...

I think Abbas is showing some promise. That's why his people elected him, they believed he could control the militants and finally bring peace.

I don't care what the media says, I think that the average Palestinian DOES want peace. After watching what has happened in Iraq, and listening to them tell us how they were intimidated into keeping quiet, I think it's very likely it's the same in the Palestinian territories.

At 1/18/2005 12:13:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the intrest of clarity, Yitzhak Rabin and Simon Perez were both commited to a two state soulution. alas rest in peace Yitzhak.

previous post> "I don't think Ariel Sharon has the vision or will for peace as did Yitzhak Rabin, or for that matter,Simon Perez."



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