Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Hamas: A coup is underway. Led by the Americans, of course.

The Palestinians have taken a short break from killing Jews and are filling their spare time by killing each other, for a change. I don’t know about you, but I think this is a welcome change of pace. Take your time, boys. Don’t bother aiming. Just cab off as many rounds as you possibly can at each other. Every bullet fired now is one less shot at an Israeli once this hiatus is over.

Easy for me to say. I’ve been fortunate enough to never have an AK magazine emptied in my general direction.

Well, never mind that. The article which really caught my eye today was on MSNBC over lunch: Hamas PM Ismail Haniyeh accuses the US of trying to bring down his government.

Forget that Hamas has the destruction of Israel in its charter. Forget that the majority of the population of Earth and the majority of governments of the countries of Earth have condemned Hamas as a terrorist organization. Forget that Hamas has done NOTHING for the Palestinian people except get them killed in new and inventive ways. Forget all of that.

Instead, lets all pause for a moment and think about Haniyeh’s accusation.

Certainly, very few people in Washington, on either side of the aisle, would be terribly disappointed if Hamas were to go quietly into the night. But actively working to bring down their government? That would be lunacy of the highest order. Especially when Hamas is clearly capable of performing the task on their own.

I was feeling pretty good right up until that “lunacy” sentence. God, I hope our hands are clean in this case.

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