"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Jun 21, 2010

Minor Thought: Israeli Blockade

The Israeli State signed a cynical truce with Hamas, in the run up to the Gazan Incursion of 2008-2009.

Anyone want to wager on what the easing of the blockade portends?


Ethan said...

If I were a liberal, I would say something about not assuming bad faith, and then I would say something about not letting the perfect be the enemy of the zzzzzzzzzzz....

And whether or not I'm a liberal, lots of people will die.

Jack Crow said...

Death seems the likely outcome, Ethan.

I've grown wary of all "victories" scored against Eretz Yisroel (a territorial concept which must include US advocates for Israel).