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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Fatah and Hamas still fighting? It's the Joooos' fault

In an interview published in the Tuesday edition of London-based pan-Arabic daily al-Sharq al-Awswat, Egyptian foreign minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit had a very simple answer to why Fatah and Hamas cannot get along: It's the Joooos fault.
Aboul Gheit complained that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has taken no positive steps in the peace process with the Palestinian Authority since taking office a month ago.


“The Israeli Foreign Minister says, on his first day in the Foreign Ministry, that Israel has made numerous concessions and that it has given the Arab side [territorial] concessions that are three times larger than the territory it occupies,” Aboul Gheit said. “I see no logic in these words because he is referring to the Sinai. If he has forgotten [the Yom Kippur War in] 1973 I want to remind him of it the fact that Egypt can regain its territory in any possible way.”

In a reference to the failed attempts at reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas, Aboul Gheit added blamed “Israeli stubbornness” for causing the Arabs to toughen their stance.
Poor Ahmed. It seems that - for now at least - the days when Israel makes unilateral concessions to the 'Palestinians' are over.

As to the Yom Kippur War, how's Egypt's Third Army doing these days?



At 2:13 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Egypt, and most of the 'arab world' are "proud" of their "accomplishments" during the Yom Kippur war. They believe they won that war.

As with Cast Lead, the next war Israel gets dragged into by arabs, I'd suggest showing absolutely no mercy. It makes it that much harder for arabs to claim they won, when their armies were completely decimated.

If I had to bet, I'd say the next war will be Lebanon. If so, Israel needs to make southern Lebanon an unpopulated wasteland. Lebanon, and hezbullah will have US weapons and munitions now, courtesy of Obama, to use with their Iranian weapons and munitions. And munitions transfered from Syria. It will be Israel's job to completely ignore the worlds howls of discontent, and re-assert its deterrence with brutal efficiency and devastating consequences.

At 4:07 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Kranky, the leftist inhibition with "morality of arms," which has no analogue in Jewish thinking about war, has crippled the IDF's ability to win. You cannot win a war unless you ruthlessly crush the enemy out of existence. Israel's leaders have been more concerned with pleasing world opinion than with protecting the country's existence. I would love to be proved wrong, since Hezbollah and Hamas have been left standing intact. You can be sure the Arabs have no such moral scruples about Israel if they felt they could win a war and defeat the Jewish State.

At 5:50 PM, Blogger R-MEW Editors said...

I remember the first time I glanced at Egypt's government website and read the official narrative there of the 1967 and Yom Kippur wars and how the Sinai was subsequently "liberated". It was a glimpse into the surreal thought patterns which dominate the Arab world.

Denial is very much a river in Egypt.

At 9:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was under the impression that this kind of talk about "great victory in 73" and "liberation of Sinai" is more suitable for barefooted Arab mobs, not somebody in power. After one has to be a complete ignoramus not to know that Egypt not only re-gain it's territory, but lost an additional swaps of it's land (this time in Africa) and was barely saved from the total debacle but join efforts by both Superpowers.


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