posted on Mar, 22 2004 @ 09:48 AM
My first post as well...so, please be indulgent.
No matter how I view this situation, it's not good. I would think that even non-Hamas Muslims will be enraged by the killing of a "religious"
leader in a mosque. For those Muslims who hate the US, this is just throwing oil on the fire.
Both sides are issuing such dire threats that I can't see any good outcome in the Middle East.
Certainly, I view Hamas as terrorist, but practicality has to come into play somewhere.
Did the US give the ok for this "surgical strike" or, excuse me, "target of opportunity"? I would think so. Even if we didn't, the Arab world
will percieve that we have.
Looks like a bad day for all sides.