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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, August 08, 2005

Ohh Bibi!

In flamboyant show of political opprutunism, Netanyaho has resigned from the Sharon cabinet over the Gaza withdrawel. The timing is perfect, since discontent with withdrawels amongst israeli hardliners couldn't be higher, and by doing this should give him enough support amongst the likud to challange Sharon's presidency. While many arabs will be more then happy with Sharon gone, I digress, since i believe that Netanyaho will be 100 times worse then Sharon could ever be. Say what you say about him, Sharon is a man of war, he says what he means and he sticks to his word. Netanyaho on the other hand is a politician, he switches positions based on public mood, and any peace plan with him on the helm would never get to see the light of day. So let's hope that Bibi's antics don't get him the Likud's presidency, because then shit will literally hit the fan.


At 8/08/2005 09:24:00 AM, Blogger thewiz said...

Interesting that you prefer a "man of war" to a politician that reads the tea leaves daily. A man of war is usually seen as dangerous as he believes war is a tool that can shape the future. And a politician is usually seen as a peace-maker because he/she will work for consensus and compromise.

But I have to agree with you in this situation because a politician can be seen as weak and open to manipulation, thus encouraging terrorists and opposition people. The man of war will be seen as one not mess with, that terror will be dealt with brutally. In the ME strenght is much better respected than appeasement.

At 8/08/2005 09:49:00 AM, Blogger programmer craig said...

Thewiz, warriors generally have some concept of honorable behavior and a code of ethics. Both of those positive character traits are completely lacking in career politicians.

I see Netanyahu speaking on the news in the US a couple times a week, and I agree with SM... he clearly does not support a two state solution. As far as I can tell, he doesn't favor making any concessions at all.

That's an interesting comment: "a politician can be seen as weak and open to manipulation!"

I'd have gone with "corrupt and immoral" :P

At 8/08/2005 03:02:00 PM, Blogger stefania said...

I don't know which are the reasons for which Bibi left, but I know which are Sharansky's and I have to say that I agree with him.

You know, dear Sam, is bad that we disagree on 1% of the things we say, because I wish I agreed 100% with you .

At 8/08/2005 09:17:00 PM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...


Look at the bright side, we agree 99% of the time. Who else can say that?

At 8/09/2005 12:48:00 PM, Blogger Twosret said...

Good riddance to Natanyaho I hope Sharon will follow soon. Those two war mongers should be out for any peace process to take place.


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