November 5, 2004

Whither Palestine?

It appears that for all practical purposes Arafat is dead. It warms my heart to hear this monster breathing his last. I hope my expectation of his existent in the afterlife is an accurate one.

Unfortunately the legacy he built will live on after him. Many people will suffer and die. I expect a struggle for control of the Palestinian people that could turn very ugly. Perhaps even a civil war.

There is a chance a moderate would rise to power. But my opinion is, that when it becomes a struggle between a moderate and a murderer, the murderer wins.

There are a lot of actual and would-be murderers in Palestine.

Posted by Ted at November 5, 2004 9:29 PM