Saturday, January 01, 2005

 

Sharon The Barbarian

Regardless of who is really behind the suicide terror attacks in Israel, or anywhere in the world for that matter, it is insane to respond to them without any attempt made to address the grievances that fuel terrorism. It is exactly the same thing as fighting a forest fire by dropping gasoline on it. If you destroy the whole forest then you won't have anything left that will burn. This seems to be the long-term policy of Ariel Sharon and his right wing confidantes.

Having the moral courage to establish a dialogue with the enemy does not even seem to part of the formula for Sharon, who just seems intent on unilaterally destroying any hopes for a Midest peace process. If the leaders of "opposing" nations cannot or will not sit down to resolve their differences in a diplomatic and non-violent manner, then those nations have no right whatsoever to resort to violence and blood-letting.

If Sharon was really honest about peace, he would sit down and make serious attempts at diplomacy to resolve Israeli/Palestianian differences. This would be his best "weapon" against Palestinian terrorism as it would put the world back in his corner. He knows this I am sure. But this would also facilitate and legitimize a Palestinian state, which he does not want. His expansionist lust far outweighs any pretense for peace and justice for Israelis and Palestinians!


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