Monday, November 27, 2006

What are the odds?

Olmert offers 'serious' plan for a new Palestinian state according to the Times of London. "Twenty-four hours after Palestinian militants began a ceasefire in Gaza, Israel’s Prime Minister sought to maintain the momentum yesterday by offering peace talks leading to the creation of a Palestinian state. Ehud Olmert said that Israel would release prisoners, withdraw from West Bank Jewish settlements and ease checkpoints if Palestinians abandoned violence."  Twenty four hours after Palestinian militants began a ceasefire in Gaza and 22 hours after they broke it by firing 3 Kassams into Israel.


Blogger allen said...


It's worse than this thread reports.

Olmert Offers Appeasement, Palestinians Attack

Why didn't I start that internet lottery? I could kick myself!

11/27/2006 06:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Olmert said later in the day that the IDF would not respond to the attacks at that point. In a statement released to the media Sunday afternoon, the Prime Minister said the ceasefire was only a “first step” in a comprehensive diplomatic process.

He added that he was aware there would be ceasefire violations and said Israelis must have “patience” with the process of renewing diplomatic talks with the terrorists.

Patience? You know who has patience? The terrorists - they have been waiting and waiting for the Israeli will to crumble and wither away in dissolution.

Olmert still hasn't learned from the Czechs - Hitler dismembered their country with impunity. Hitler had patience alright - he bided his time while convincing Europe that a "peace of our time" was possible.

Why aren't we listening to the Israelis on the streets? Are we going to simply sit back and watch Israel surrender itself to murderous thuggery, just like how Europe ignored the Czechs' strained calls for someone to rescue them from an impending German takeover?

11/27/2006 07:50:00 PM  
Blogger allen said...


For my whole life I have believed with absolute certitude in the axiom "Never Again!" I become less certain with each passing day.

11/27/2006 08:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dune runner wrote: Olmert is only doing what he has to in the face of that reality. If he can somehow reach peace with the Palestinians, that will be one less front to have to fight when Iran comes knocking on his door.

No, Olmert has been carrying out disengagement after pointless disengagement, accepting ceasefire after deceitful ceasefire - all has come to naught. What he is doing and what he can and should be doing are totally disparate in terms of objectives and the will necessary to execute those goals.

You do not reach "peace" with the Palestinians via diplomacy that has no basis of guarantee that the cessation of hostilities will ever last.

You do not reach "peace" when the other parties over on the other side of the border pledge loyalty to constitutions that unequivocally call for the destruction of your nation.

Iran has already come knocking on Israel's door, Hezbollah in Lebanon armed to the teeth with barrages of Katyushas at their disposal. Rearmament of the Palestinians with Qassams has been ongoing since who-knows-when.

It's not one less front to fight - it's a whole freaking frontier united against Israel. To foolishly wallow yourself in delusional thoughts about "peace in our time" is to expose your vulnerability for the enemy to exploit.

11/28/2006 07:34:00 AM  

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