Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Good news and pessimism

The announcement of a truce in Palestine and an end to the intifada is good news - it is always good when the killing stops - but at the same time I can't help but ask whether this will lead to real progress towards a genuine Palestinian state, cohabiting with Israel and with real control over its own affairs, or simply allow Israeli domination and oppression to continue.

With Sharon still in charge, it's difficult to see this leading to real change. Still, I can always be pleasantly surprised...


Sharon won't last forever (which I think is a good thing).
Anyway if your ok with holocaust denying abbas you should be ok with Sharon as long as he doesnt do anythign too stupid.You cant expect angels to be in charge after such a bitter struggle you just need the monsters that are to pause long enough for the rest of the people to stop hating.

Posted by Genius : 2/12/2005 10:06:00 PM