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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Mubarak to Livni: 'Grin and bear the Kassams'

Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak is scheduled to meet with Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni on Thursday. Livni has suddenly become an advocate of invading Gaza, and Mubarak will tell her that doing so will 'destabilize' the Middle East. Of couse, lots of Israelis wouldn't consider Mubarak's scenario so terrible, because what would really be destabilized is his own regime.
"The Egyptians were the brokers of the first agreement with Hamas, and they have a real interest in maintaining the 'quiet,'" one senior diplomatic official said. "They have an interest in quiet at almost any price."

The reason, the official said, was a concern that fighting inside the Gaza Strip would lead to a rush on the Egyptian border, something that would leave Cairo with two bad options: open the border and have thousands of refuges pour into Sinai, or keep the border closed and face condemnation for callousness both from circles in Egypt and from the Arab world.
We can't expect the Arabs to take responsibility for the 'Palestinians,' can we?

Hamas seems determined to 'bring on' an Israeli military action. They've been firing Kassams at Israel's Negev at a furious pace, and they are landing beyond Sderot. Both Netivot and Ashkelon have been hit on Wednesday.
Two rockets landed in an open area in the Sha'ar Hanegev region and another Grad type rocket hit the coastal area south of Ashkelon early Wednesday morning. The fourth rocket fell within Palestinian territory.

Shortly afterwards, terrorists fired two additional volleys at Netivot and Ashkelon. Several rockets landed in the agricultural areas outlying Netivot and did not cause damage nor were there reports of anyone wounded. Two rockets landed in Ashkelon. There were no reports of casualties.

Eight mortar shells and two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel overnight Tuesday. One of the shells hit a house in a western Negev kibbutz. There were no casualties but the house sustained damage.
What's the Olmert-Barak-Livni government waiting for? They'd like to do this closer to the elections so it can give them maximum impact, but the 'Palestinians' seem determined to bring on an invasion now. And when the time comes for an invasion, the stability of the Mubarak dictatorship should be the least of Israel's concerns.

By the way, the picture at the top is from an earlier meeting between Mubarak and Livni.


Make that over 60 Kassams Wednesday alone.

What are we waiting for?


At 3:03 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

For an empty suit like Livni, its all about her. I didn't hear a peep from her the last several years when the people of Sderot were under constant enemy siege. The Israeli government is still looking for a way to avoid having its hand forced.

At 4:39 PM, Blogger Ashan said...

Putting politics above the well-being of the citizens is completely immoral.

Why don't the mayors of Ashkelon, Sderot and Netivot and the town councils of the other towns sue the government and Olmert, Livni and Barak in particular for negligence? How about accessories to the mass murder of Israeli civilians?

At 4:47 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

If the government of Israel is no longer willing to defend Israelis living within the borders of Israel from attack by external forces, then the current government of Israel has lost its legitimacy and its right to govern.

I am loathe to suggest a military coup, but as the government of Israel has effectively abdicated its security responsibilities towards the state and people of Israel, I wonder aloud if a coup is in fact the only acceptable method going forward to secure Israel from all threats external and internal.

I would strongly urge all Israelis to get out and strike, stop the country from functioning, until the current protect-no-one government goes. If they do not, and of course, they will not, go, then by all means have the miltary arrest them. Hold elections soonest, install a legitimate civilian government as early as possible, and try the existing group as traitors.

Give them a chance to defend their actions to the people they are unwilling to defend, but do so in a court of law, where they have no power of those they have committed to, but then abdicated responsibility for, defending.


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