Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tony's tuppence worth

Of course, it is going to be very difficult to get the motley crew of war criminals in front of the ICC and we can expect Bush, Blair and Brown , Cheney, Condelezza and the Clintons, Ehud Olmert, Ehud Barak and Barack Obama, etc. etc., and Rumsfeld, of course, all to be foot loose and fancy free for some time to come. However, wouldn't it be nice not to have to listen to their drivel once they are out of office? Anyway, there was Tony, "doing" his job as special envoy to a part of the world where he is already responsible for countless deaths, the Middle East, "earning" his big fat salary in an interview with the Israeli army radio station, and telling everyone that Abbas's decision not to run for office in the next Palestinian elections came from frustration.

Well, maybe it did, maybe it didn't, and just maybe Abbas realised that his resigning was the right thing to do in order to freeze any "negotiations" that would have been no more than a sham and would, indeed, have sounded death knell of the remaining vestiges of his political credibility, and that is where Tony comes in with his nonsense about an agreement between the PA and Israel, under Abbas's leadership, being the best possible course for the Palestinians, while continuing that such a deal would weaken 'Hamas' in Gaza.

Of course, Tony was never one to bother about the whole picture and maybe someone has to tell this rather silly man that history didn't begin yesterday. Neither a "flourishing" economy in an Israeli controlled West Bank nor a "two state solution" which deprives the Palestinians of their legitmate national aspirations will achieve anything. Mr Abbas, is possibly not the complete political clown that he sometimes leads us to believe and it would appear that he is not to be the Zionist "Uncle Tom". That is to his credit and now it is up to the Palestinians to look for someone who will demand serious negotiations.

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