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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

Friday, September 30, 2005

Now there is a symbolic babystep

It's not much but it's a start: The Palestinian Authority has started a crackdown on public displays of weapons. Palestinian authorities began enforcing a ban on public displays of weapons Thursday, arresting three people and confiscating the guns of off-duty police officers in a key step toward imposing order in the chaotic Gaza Strip. [...] In a move to bring order to Gaza, Palestinian officials on Thursday announced a ban on public displays of weapons, and Hamas said it would honor it. The Palestinian police chief, Ala Husni, said that in the wake of Israel's recent pullout from Gaza there is no longer a reason for anyone other than security officers to carry weapons. "The role of resistance weapons has ended in the streets. They should go back into storage and they should not show up in the streets," he told a news conference. "Any weapon now in the street is a criminal weapon." He said there were no plans to seize stored weapons. Good baby step Abu Mazen, now take out Hamas and I will be impressed!

6 Comments:

At 9/30/2005 10:19:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will be more than impressed if he does!
But why not seize stored weapons? they are as likely to be used on anyone any minute just as displayed weapons!

 
At 9/30/2005 12:18:00 PM, Blogger Scorekeeper said...

Come on its meaningless and likely only because the US pressured the wimps in Britain to back Israel here. Abbas will NEVER take out Hamas. lol....

If he does look what happens.

1) He's likely dead
2) Hamas wins with an even bigger % in the elections.
3) His corrupt chrony PA is even more exposed by a public that is enraged that he "is doing the work of the Zionists"

When the "horrible occupation" was in force prior to Oso the checkpoints were 1/4th of what they are now.. there was almost free movement - virtually no corruption in social services - a fair arbiter in governing - establishment of electicity, plumbing/sewer, running water, hospitals, schools, universities etc....

It's going to get a lot worse if it ever gets better there's always the excuse of the "zionists" "occupation" etc....

Even if Abbas was strong enough to change things and wanted to he probably couldn't do it.
And the EU is always there with wacko leftists including Jewish ones in Israel screaming anytime Israel takes any retaliatory or preventitive actions....

The Palis will continue doing only what they are good at doing -
dragging everyone but especially Israelis down with them...

Mike

 
At 9/30/2005 12:21:00 PM, Blogger Scorekeeper said...

Oh I also wanted to add that weapons in public were banned during Israeli administration also so crime and violence were much less if non-existent.

The first Arfat's thugs did was militarize the area, bring in tons of guns with them (though they weren't supposed to) and do away with the independent press there.

A Palestinian reporter told me this.

 
At 9/30/2005 05:15:00 PM, Blogger Papa Ray said...

I've posted this here before and other places.

Gaza is going to be nothing more than the "Killing Ground".

"Weapons Free" is the command given to Israeli pilots when they cross the border.

Papa Ray
West Texas
USA

 
At 9/30/2005 09:22:00 PM, Blogger raisinchaser said...

Sandmonkey, this is my first post, but I read your blog all of the time. Abbas and the so-called PA are toothless. Wherever Hamas rules, joy dies...no music, no romantic beachfront walks with your girlfriend (and death to you and your girlfreind if she is a Christian or Jew or you fill in the blank). The Arab and Muslim world has shit on the Arabs of Palestine and used them for years, but to most Muslims...its the fault of the Mossad, CIA, and "Jews". I can't see peace ever happening between the two peoples, and that is eternally sad.

 
At 9/30/2005 09:38:00 PM, Blogger Scorekeeper said...

Damian's take on disengagement and my comment. Pretty interesting.
http://www.damianpenny.com/archived/004945.htmlhttp://www.damianpenny.com/archived/004945.html

 

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