Thursday, March 06, 2008

Just when everything was going fine...

...eight Israelis are killed by a lone Palestinian gunman. Such a pity. It was all peace and calm until now. Oh, there was a bit of bombing and baby-killing, some Knesset member threatening to ethnically cleanse the Israeli Arab population, the IDF planning to obliterate civilian population centres, Gaza in its worst humanitarian crisis since 1967 - but beyond that, all was going remarkably well. Israel will now presumably assert its Right to Defend Itself, perhaps by knocking off a few hundred Palestinians, and all the while sadly shaking their heads and wondering when these people will learn to love their children more than they hate Israel. And look at Hamas. Tsk. Call them partners for peace? Why, anyone would think they were angry about something. When will the hating end? Where is the love?