Monday, June 25, 2007

Same Old, Same Old

One would have hoped that the loss of Gaza to their fellow terrorists from Hamas would have taught Fatah a lesson, but the signs indicate there's no basis for optimism.

Going into today's summit, the reports are Abbas is "demanding" the release of Marwan Barghouti, currently serving time for his role in countless murders. Rather than fighting terrorism, he's demanding the release of terrorists.

Another demand is for more weapons, as if Fatah didn't have plenty of weapons already. The problem has never been the lack of weapons; the problem has been they've been used to attack Israelis rather than promote the security of the Arabs living in the portions of the disputed territories administered by the Palestinian Authority.

Based on Fatah's record, Abbas might as well ask Israel to give some weapons directly to Hamas and take others and fire them randomly in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

One has to hope the results of Olmert's goodwill gesture of releasing another 250 Arab terrorists doesn't work out as all past gestures have, with a large percentage going right back to murdering Israelis despite written pledges to refrain from returning to terrorism.

As Pete Seeger asked, when will they ever learn?

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