July 01, 2003


The Al Aqsa Martyrsí Brigade donít particularly care who they kill. Just so long as the killing keeps happening, and dreadful peace is avoided:

Israeli and Palestinian commanders shook hands overnight, bulldozers dismantled checkpoints and Palestinian traffic flowed freely in the Gaza Strip - the most significant sign of disengagement after 33 months of bloody fighting.

But one man was killed in a Palestinian shooting ... The first full day of truce was marred by the killing of a Bulgarian consruction worker, Christo Radkov, 46, who was driving a truck. The Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, a militia affiliated with Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement, claimed responsibility.

UPDATE. Meryl Yourish on the truce that isnít:

I don't believe in it. The Israeli government and armed forces don't believe in it. Anyone with half a brain, nay, a quarter of a brain, doesn't believe in it.

But the media are all over it like flies on pieces of a Hamas bomber.

Posted by Tim Blair at July 1, 2003 01:25 PM

ive said this many times
arafat does not want peace
hamas does not want peace
palestinian fundamentalist
terrorists do not want peace
they see peace
as equal to being a traitor
because peace with israel
lets israelis live
lets them be in peace
and what these bastards want
truly want
is every jew floating face down in the dead sea
but thankfully
there are more decent people who want
and need peace than there
are cowardly pricks masquerading as
i hope so much for the end to this
but for some amongst the terrorist ranks
there will never be an end
as long as there is a single jew living in israel
this i know
saddam hussein
osam ben laden
yassar arafat
all these yahoos
should go to hell
and each be raped by 72 hairy ass virgins
that would be quite nice

Posted by: rossi at July 1, 2003 at 01:49 PM

Insert compulsory SG reference.

That said, what's with the freeform poetry.

As the author of many of rock's greatest lyrics, I'm telling ya there's no way that'd fit over a beat.

Posted by: Bon Scott at July 1, 2003 at 04:05 PM

Hey Rossi,

Do you have an agent? With free-form poetry like that, you deserve some kind of arts grant.


Posted by: Bob Bunnett at July 1, 2003 at 05:53 PM

I'm telling ya... I'm already PUTTING it to a beat, and it'll be up for sale on CD Baby, in a "TW3 Album: Thus Was the Week That Was..." or check for "Broken Brain Bone"

You'll be pleasantly surprised when you hear it!

Posted by: Sharpshooter at July 1, 2003 at 07:59 PM

Hamas does not desire peace because, as it is quite obviously the case, its increasing powerbase (and indeed survival) is dependent upon the continued conflict.

But so does the considerable funding (when you look at the size of the Israeli GDP) of very powerful and equally ruthless cabals within the Israeli Defense Forces, the Mossad, the Shin Bet... etc.

To ignore that factor outright would be as naive and ludicrously unrealistic as the default lefty assumption that diplomatic discussion will make Islamic extremists go away.

Either both mobs get their marching orders or the dance goes on... and on...

Posted by: Mike at July 2, 2003 at 03:18 AM