My first HR since becoming a kossack in 2007. A comment in Lib Dem FoP's worthydiary concerning the death of the Palestinian boy and whether it's fueling a new intifada.
I have made over 3,000 comments without a HR but have written only 5 diaries. My first diary was in 2011 titled "Syria 25 deaths today." It's a short ditty ending with:
The Syrian people uprising may have legs as the minor nobility resists as well as those concerned at the degradation next door in Iraq. I wish them well.My comment concerned the right wing assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the unknown killer of Yasser Arafat:
Arafat + Rabin and look what happened to them. n/t (1+ / 3-)(8:30 p.m. last night, 7/06/14)
We can wish the middle east "well" but that's all we should do. We have tried for many years but whatever our country touches in the ME we break.
Today, I asked my 20 something kids if they know who Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat were; they did not. Told them the story; President Clinton's hard work; their Oslo peace prize; the assassination of Rabin by a right-wing assassin soon after; the poisoning of Arafat by an unknown murderer. Also, quoted Rabin:
After the historical handshake with Yasser Arafat, Rabin said, on behalf of the Israeli people: "We who have fought against you, the Palestinians, we say to you today, in a loud and a clear voice, enough of blood and tears ... enough!(Source: Rabin's wiki).
A warning to Americans. We should pack our bags and leave. "I have had enough of them." The ME is a mess. In the movie Riddick is this quote:
In our religion, you keep what you kill