politics, history and the war on terror
Monday, April 05, 2004
Some Promises Were Made To Be Broken 

While keeping a promise is admirable, sometimes it is more admirable to break it. A good example of this would have been if Spain's incoming Prime Minister Zapatero backed off of his election pledge to withdraw from Iraq, especially in light of the 3/11 bombings in Madrid. Here is another great example of when it is acceptable to break a promise:

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said his pledge to the United States not to harm Yasser Arafat no longer holds, declaring that the Palestinian leader and the head of Lebanon's Hezbollah are potential targets for assassination.

Based on Arafat's history and his unwillingness to prevent terrorist attacks against Israel, the only question is why did this decision take so long? Arafat and his Fatah movement have played the double game of negotiating with Israel while sanctioning and supporting the actions of terror organizations. The game is now over, and Arafat must account for the nightmare he helped create.

The fourth rail stands by its prediction:

Expect frantic attempts to negotiate from the Palestinian Authority, along with heavy diplomatic pressure from the European nations. If this fails, expect a mass exodus of Palestinian leadership.

The mass exodus of Palestinian leadership will accomplished by foot, car, rail, plane or pine box.

Posted by bill roggio @ 1:12 AM