Thursday, January 26, 2006

Palestinians choose terrorism

The Middle East peace process was derailed for the foreseeable future last night. From the AP:
Hamas' top official told Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday the Islamic militant group is ready for a partnership after defeating the ruling Fatah Party in parliamentary elections — a shocking upset sure to throw Mideast peacemaking into turmoil.

Officials in both parties said Hamas appeared to have captured a large majority of seats in Wednesday's elections. The Central Election Commission said the vote count had not been completed and that it would make an official announcement Thursday evening.
Israel and the United States have said they would not deal with a government led by Hamas, which has carried out dozens of suicide bombings and which they consider a terrorist group.
"Israel can't accept a situation in which Hamas, in its present form as a terror group calling for the destruction of Israel, will be part of the Palestinian Authority without disarming," (Acting Prime Minister Ehud) Olmert said in a statement issued by his office.
Isreal won't accept it, and neither will the U.S. However, leave it to the moral relativists around the world to ho-hum the results:
Reactions to the Hamas victory streamed in from around the world. Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, according to news reports, called it a "very, very, very bad result." But Benita Ferrero-Waldner, the European Union's external relations commissioner, said Hamas must be "ready to work for peace" with Israel if it joins the Palestinian government.

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan congratulated the Palestinian people on the peaceful elections, which he views as an important step toward a Palestinian state.
International observers, including former President Carter, reported no major problems with fraud.
Yeah, big shocker there, huh? Jimmah, the EU and UN thinking that a terrorist group running a country is no big whoop is par for the course for these idiots.

Well, the bloodthirsty savages who live in the Palestinian terrortory can sleep better, now resting on the knowledge that those evil Jooooooooooos will be getting their just desserts on busses, cafes, malls, day cares, etc. However, I look at it this way: now when a suicide attack is launched, Israel can (although I don't know if they will) officially and correctly blame the Palestinian government and wipe them out.

This is a sad day for the world.