"Abbas made a mistake Arafat never would have: He called for democratic elections." To see the wrong people elected makes us often wonder whether democracy is a good thing or a pain. It's either radicalisation of society or total indifference which brings negative elements to the surface (like foam). Democracy works satisfactory in times of peace. Which is probably why some politicos prefer confrontation, maintaining a mood of fear and anger over sitting on the lawn and greeting the neighbours.
Russia calls for international cooperation to fight ISIS (Reuters)
from the article: The original sin