ElGordillo
Thursday, May 09, 2002
 

Instapundit reckons this last suicide bombing is the end of the road for Arafat. I wish I felt the same. Arafat has got away with it too many times in the past for me to believe that this time is going to be any different. That he has not been liquidated by the Israelis is a big miscalculation I think. As I have been heard to say on the subject of martyrs: "the best thing about them is they're all dead." Can anyone remember the names of the militants killed by Israel six months down the line? If Arafat was executed tomorrow, no one would remember his name ten years from now.

Of course, that won't happen. The Israelis are too civilised for that. But what are they going to do? I'm really leaning towards the idea that they will simply expel the Palestinians into Jordan and build a damn big wall around Israel. I don't know if that would work either. I just know that Israel can only be pushed so far.

 


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