Saturday, January 17, 2009
I'm going to dust off my crystal ball and make a prediction for the immediate future of Gaza: Obama will bring peace to Palestine. Now, don't take this as an endorsement of the man or his policies. Rather, it's likely such a strategem was developed well in advance of the first Palestinian child to be showered with white phosphorus.
I believe Israel cut a deal with the US some time ago, a deal to the effect of: "sure, sacrifice as many Palestinians as your Jewish wargod / Zionist supremacism demands, but get your licks in while Bush is still in office. The world detests the Texan, so his rep can't fall any lower. Once Obama takes office though, you'll be required to let him "solve" whatever crisis you create. And hey, we'll get the door for you on your way out, seeing as it's Saturday and all."
See, this way the Israelis get what they want; lots of dead Arabs, and the US gets what it wants; at least partly restored international relations. The foreign policy capital Obama will earn from "bringing" peace to the region will then be spent on securing allies for the next big push... Most likely Iran.
The Gaza massacre (13 to 1100 casualties is no "war") has been cynically timed to the end of year media lull as well as the presidential changeover, that much is obvious. I believe "peacebringer" Obama is the immediate surprise in store however. Sing his praises, ye faithful.
Assuming the war doesn't immediately escalate and spread through the region, give this claim a month or three.