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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

Sunday, April 24, 2005

The APU revisited

Ok, I saw this article today and I immediately thought that it qualified as a perfect example of rule # 3 from the 7 rules of the Arab Parallel Universe (A.P.U.): If there is any credit at all that can be contributed to Arabs in any way, they will take it. Here is the money shot: Years of armed struggle by militants, and not negotiation, prompted Israel to decide to withdraw from the Gaza Strip, a top member of the Islamist group Hamas said in a rare interview published on April 14. Mahmoud Zahar, the Hamas leader in its Gaza Strip stronghold, also said that his movement hoped to win its first legislative elections when it stands against Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas' moderate Fatah movement in July. "Very simply, nobody can deny that if Israel is going to leave the Gaza Strip and part of the West Bank, that was because of the intifada, because of the armed struggle, because of the big sacrifices of Hamas for this goal," Zahar, 60, told The Times of London newspaper, speaking at a secret location in Gaza. "It was not because of negotiations, or the goodwill of Israel, or the Americans or Europeans," he said. Ok never mind that Sharon has been declaring his “unilateral plan” to pull out from Gaza for the past 2 years while the Palestinians were protesting against it; Never mind that the Israelis made Hamas their bitches and not only killed their spiritual leader Ahemd Yassin- with a freakin missile mind you-but also killed the other 2 leaders that came after him within a week; Never mind that Hamas is so scared that they won’t announce in public the name of their new leader. Never mind all that. Ignore it, we all know that logic is a Jewish Zionistic tool of propaganda anyway. The truth is, apparently, that Hamas are the ones who are kicking Israel out of Gaza and “no one can deny” that! Gotta love the A.P.U. !


At 4/24/2005 09:30:00 AM, Blogger AlanK said...

Losers need something to console themselves I suppose. Would be good if he also mentioned that since they were pulling out, Hamas would have no need to go back to suicide bombings ever again

At 4/24/2005 09:31:00 AM, Blogger stefania said...

Great posts , Sam !

I am a convinced believer in the theories of Sharansky, that the Arabs and the Muslims are as fit for democracy as all the others are.

That's why I support the Bush's Middle Eastern Initiative to spread democracy everywhere in the regione.

At 4/24/2005 09:44:00 AM, Blogger Jeffrey said...


Over the past year or so I have noticed some intermittent diminishment in the APU's power. Commentators like our Iraqi Bloggers and you and Big Pharaoh and now Nadz have occasionally dimmed its energy output and made the lights flicker once or twice.

But the APU, as you once again illustrate with Hamas, is a heavy-duty Vulcan Mind Meld on the Arab Psyche.

Not announcing a new leader for fear of catching a Hellfire in the ass would in any other universe indicate an extreme situation of powerlessness.

And the next president of the U.S. ... sorry, for fear of assassination, we must keep the name of the President SECRET for the next four years. Oh yeah, that would certainly suggest a position of power, right?

APU Rules!


At 4/24/2005 12:34:00 PM, Anonymous TIC said...

Sandmonkey, this is a qoute from Haaretz last March, titled "Palestinian pride, Israeli capitulation":
"Sharon's plan can indeed be termed a disengagement; but in the understanding of the vast majority of Palestinians, it's a withdrawal and capitulation plan brought on by the intifada's more than four years of bloody conflict. Fact: All through the peace process, and all the while that Israel was ruled by the slogan, "Let the IDF win," Sharon never once mentioned, or alluded to, the need to withdraw from Gaza. It took the suicide bombers, the rockets and the mortars to persuade him." End of qoute.
Why do you think Israel is withdrawing from Gaza and why did it kill Hamas leaders? Answer: because they're FEDUP, like it or not, the Intifada did something. And no, Hamas did NOT object to Israel's withdrawal, they objected to the offer Sharon was making in this respect: trading Gaza for the West Bank. I think when it comes to national liberation issues and people sacrificing their lives, we must be a bit more cautious in understanding exactly what it going on regardless of how we feel about Hamas. Cheers.

At 4/24/2005 07:58:00 PM, Blogger Kender said...

G.W. Bush is waging BIOLOGICAL WARFARE Sandmonkey.

Please make a note of it.

At 4/25/2005 10:08:00 AM, Blogger Bedouin Cowboy said...

Man, I am so glad to see other arabs that can't stand Hamas. It is so obvious that they are a major part of the problem (like probably 90%), but I get "are you crazy" looks from my family because they are so pissed about the Israeli "oppression" that they can't see the forest for the trees. Finally, somebody with some sense.


At 4/25/2005 12:42:00 PM, Blogger Nadz said...

nice post, sandmonkey.

this palestinian won't give Hamas any credit for the Gaza pullout - all they've done is repeatedly derail the peace process with their fondness for death. if anything, the pullout is happening in spite of their best efforts.


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