posted on Jan, 24 2005 @ 04:40 PM
A lot of people really seem to think that Abbas is the key to peace.
Below is a sliglty different view of Abbas
In my opinion, he may be the best chance for peace, but only because Israel is ready for peace. Abbas remarked in this article that kassam rocket
attacks were useless, and indeed they have led to very few casualties. He makes a good point that appeals to the militants, while at the same time
comforts the Israeli's, who are sick of worrying about the notoriously wild Kassams landing somewhere near them. Clever, and if this sort of
maneuvering is indicative of his administration, I think he might have a chance.
I also worry about false-flag attacks made by militant settlers against their own people, these types of operations are hard to detect, and almost
always have the desired result: An incursion with heavy armor into the Palestinian territories. That would likely start the cycle of violence over
again. Let's see how well Sharon can withstrain the militant Jews, and let's see how well Abbas can withstrain the militant Palestinians. I for
one remain cynical. The longest running conflict in human history probably won't end peacefully, if at all.
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