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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

Saturday, February 11, 2006

A palestinian good-will gesture

In the wake of the cartoon war, I've missed talking about the Egyptian envoy who was kidnapped by palestinain militants in Gaza (a fantastic parody of their reasoning is availible here at Jimmy's blog). This marks the third incident in this past year that our "palestinian brothers" showed their love and respect to us by committing acts of agression and violence against us. First there was the time when they blew up our borders after the Gaza withdrawel in september, then there was the second time where they blew up the border again, opend fire on our border patrol people and killed 2 egyptian soldiers and injuring 20 more, and the third being this kidnapping of our envoy. If that's not love and respect, I don't know what is. But, hey, they have freed the envoy today, as a "good-will gesture" towards Egypt, which is weird, since I thought a good show of good-will would be not kidnapping our officials at all. But what do I know?

Palestinian police said they picked up Hussam Almousaly at a mosque in Gaza's Zeitoun neighborhood overnight. Egyptian diplomatic officials confirmed Almousaly was unharmed and back at his home in Gaza City. The Al Ahrar Brigades, the previously unknown Palestinian group that claimed responsibility for the kidnapping, reiterated its call for the release of Palestinian prisoners held by Egypt and said it was not connected to the Palestinian Authority or any of the major Palestinian militant groups. The group, whose name means The Liberated People, says Palestinians jailed in Egypt face torture and humiliating conditions. The Al-Jazeera satellite network early quoted the group as saying in a statement early Saturday that it had freed Almousaly as a "goodwill gesture." Palestinians jailed in Egypt? For what? Egyptian security officials in Sinai, which borders Gaza, confirmed more than 80 Palestinians are in jail for weapons smuggling or illegally entering the country. Oh, ok then. I got no problem with that. The Egyptian diplomats would not say whether they had consented to the kidnappers' demands. Well, they better not. And the Palestinain Authority better jail those Al-Ahrar brigade for what they did as well. Any respectable government would do that if some of their citizens kidnapped a political envoy of any other country. Stop the forgive and forget bullshit and the "but they were opressed by the israelis and thus they don't know any better" crap. A real good-will gesture by the palestinians after what they did would be to lock those bastards up. Anything less than that would be bullshit.


At 2/12/2006 01:24:00 PM, Anonymous Mohamed said...

You've failed to mention (out of your love of the palestinians, I'm sure), that there were palestinians demonstrations calling for the release of the diplomat.
Try to be a little fair dude.

At 2/12/2006 01:53:00 PM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...

Third incident this year ya Mo. Third. We are their biggest champions and they treat us this way. And we never retaliate in any way either. I am sorry, but that's bullshit. And the fact that their government won't even arrest those who broke bthe law and kidnapped our guy for 2 days is telling. They have no respect for us at all, and why would they. We just take it and smile as if nothing happend.

Mark my words, a 4th incident will happen soon, with more to come afterwards unless we do something. Enough is fuckin ENOUGH!

PS: since you are that concerned with objectivity, why don't you start your own blog ya Mo. I will link to it and everything?

At 2/12/2006 02:52:00 PM, Anonymous Mohamed said...

Don't have time man, my job performance has slipped dramatically since January, luckily we're not usually that busy this time of the year, but come March I'll be really swamped between work and research, that I won't have time to sleep. And to be honest with you, the only reason I respond to you is because I mostly disagree with your outrageous opinions, but with my own blog, how can I argue and disagree with myself :), I think Tomanbay, Highlander, Shamousa & the recently deceased Rosseta Stone can do a better job in voicing my opinions, what I don't know is why doesn't Twosret start her own blog.
Regarding the palestinians, a great analogy just came to my mind (have you seen the movie House of Sand & Fog?), but I have to go now, so I'll fight with you about this later.
In the mean time, are you there Twosret?


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