Wednesday September 17, 2003

Middle East: kill Arafat?

Category: Opinionated | 10 Comments | Posted 0:53

I've successfully ignored most "current affairs" topics recently, partly it was intentional, partly I just felt I couldn't say anything new or interesting....

... I can't really say anything new or interesting about this topic either, of course not, but considering it's
a. always and ever topical and
b. something that bothers me (much as it's tiring and predictable)
I thought I might as well do an entry about it.

Need I say I am outraged?
It's not that surprising that the Israeli government are thinking of expelling or eliminating Arafat - they've eagerly singled him out as the source of all evil before, exaggerating his influence and (wrongly) presenting him as the driving force behind the Intifada.

What shocks me is the lack of response from the rest of the world.... there's the occasional half-hearted "they can't be serious" and "you can't do that" in the press, but in the Western world only extremist minorities seem to be willing to scream injustice. Tho of course in a way this is rather symptomatic of the Middle East conflict in general.

What shocks me more is the US veto against the UN resolution. No wait, it doesn't shock me, it just makes me angry. It proves yet again that things are not gonna change. Not in the Middle East and not in the Islamic Terrorism vs. USA conflict. How can they expect to be liked and respected in the Muslim world if they are so obviously prejudiced and influenced?! Megalomania and ignorance I suppose. That has created a Bin Laden and will certainly create many more dangerous enemies. They just shouldn't be too surprised if there's a certain Schadenfreude going across the world as they fight against the many foes they've created.

PS I was told the other day (in a roundabout way) that it would be embarrassing if I walked around militating for the Palestinian cause. That too is typical of how many people feel about the current situation. Again reinforcing the old divide.


I can't really say much about this topic either cause I'm prejudiced, obviously... so I guess I should just shut up. No, wait, I wanna say something. Fuck you Bush! Fuck you Sharon! Ooops...

Posted by: Suha at September 17, 2003 01:08 AM

LOL. Of course you're prejudiced. That doesn't mean you should shut up. The Zionists across the world don't feel the need to shut up do they.

Posted by: Clarissa at September 17, 2003 01:16 AM

Yes, you're right... as always...

Posted by: Suha at September 17, 2003 02:25 AM

true dat about what you said. but who says they want to be liked and respected in the muslim world? i don't think the USA care about that in any way. to the western world islam mostly is a religion by retards for retards, widely misunderstood and misjudged because of a few muslims that mess up. it's just one big missionary march of the western world against islam, and i don't think this is about being liked in any way.

Posted by: Michelle at September 17, 2003 02:47 AM

Oh another US veto when it comes to Israel?! Wow, what a surprise. I don't know how many hours, days, weeks of my life I have spent and wasted trying to discuss this topic and find a solution. They were so close to somewhat of a solution during the Clinton years. Since then, it all went down the river. Oh God, yet another reason to hate Bush. And of course, did u expect anything else from Sharon?? God, I so hate this topic. A solution in this case would be nothing less of a wonder than a perpetuum mobile.

Posted by: RS78 at September 17, 2003 09:25 AM

no less of a wonder... lol

Posted by: RS78 at September 17, 2003 09:26 AM

*Clarissa drags herself back to the topic*

>> but who says they want to be liked and
>> respected in the muslim world

No, true, I guess they don't care. But they seemed shocked enough about people wanting them to suffer and die. I mean partly it's not only an issue of who likes them, but who will make their life hell.

And I agree with every word you say Anne. But tho we all seem to have accepted that there won't be a solution in the next 100 years or so, it's still so incredibly frustrating.

Posted by: Clarissa at September 17, 2003 10:46 PM

Don't cry Clarissa. It makes me cry, too.

Posted by: RS78 at September 18, 2003 12:37 PM

Let's all cry at the same time tonight.
Maybe we can change the world

Posted by: Clarissa at September 18, 2003 01:56 PM

Sorry but I won't cry to CRY. I just never liked that song. LOL

Posted by: RS78 at September 18, 2003 06:13 PM