Wednesday, October 26, 2005

The Results of Appeasement

I imagine that the media spin will be that this act of wanton murder was retaliation for the killing of terrorist Luis Saadi. But the truth is that Israeli policy since the Oslo Agreements, including the expulsion of Jews from the Gaza Strip, has taught the Arabs that terrorism works. And it is the regular Israelis, the people that buy their vegetables in the Shuk and ride on the busses, are the ones who pay the price. The politicians, riding in their Volvos and surrounded by their bodyguards will continue to make "good will gestures" and "painful concessions." But it is the man on the street who feels the pain of the bomb shrapnel and the pain of mourning the loss of loved ones.

Update: This just in from Ha'aretz:
Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack soon after the blast, saying the bombing was retaliation for the death of its military leader, Luay Sa'adi, in an Israel Defense Forces raid in the West Bank several days ago.
How predictable.

Update: Ha'aretz article updated to include the following:
Military sources, however, were quick to point out that a bomb attack of this magnitude took longer than three days to plan.


Jameel @ The Muqata said...

Hey CosmicX: Want another prediction? Within 72 hours we'll start reading about the tragic "Cycle of Violence", and stopping the killings, "on both sides."

How Predictable...

Hescominsoon said...

I was doing my usual trackbacking and another person tracked mine. I then ran into some trackback parties on this. I hope the trackbacks come to you Cosmic..

Cosmic X said...


Right. I forgot about the "cycle of violence."


Trackback parties?! What will they think of next?

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