April 17, 2006

Israel Warns of New 'Axis of Terror'

From the AP via Yahoo! News:

Israel warned Monday that a new "axis of terror" — Iran, Syria and the Hamas-run Palestinian government — is sowing the seeds of the first world war of the 21st century. The Palestinians accused Israel of an escalating military campaign using indiscriminate force to kill civilians and entrench its occupation.

The Israeli and Palestinian envoys traded charges at an open Security Council meeting held in response to the recent upsurge in Israeli attacks in Gaza. It took place on a day that a Palestinian suicide bomber struck a packed fast-food restaurant in Tel Aviv, killing nine people in the deadliest bombing in more than a year.


I'm not saying that either side of the Palestine/Israel conflict are right, or justified in attacking one another, but if a bombing resulting in NINE deaths is the DEADLIEST attack in over a year, how can you possibly call that "sowing the seeds" of a world war? Palestine, Iran, and Syria may be dangerous countries (depending on what kind of shit you've done to them in the past century), but they're no more dangerous than Saudi Arabia or the United States or Israel at that. Either Israel or Palestine, it doesn't matter which one, needs to just stop using the same tactics that the other uses against it, no matter what, if they really do want the violence to end. It doesn't even matter who started it, I mean I sure don't know who started all this, its just gone on for much too long, and for what?

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