Sharon is a dictator when he takes actions in the interest of the state at the expense of a small proportion of the country? The article was about a bunch of thugs, Jewish thugs in this case, who are either doing their own casebook class on becoming terrorists... or are simply self-destructive narcissits willing to take down anyone in their way, the only justification is... who knows. Last night in the US, Public TV's Frontline ran a piece on activist settlers, the most radical of them. They are every bit as fundamentalist as Bin Laden's folks, sure that only they have the answers. As an American taxpayer who supports Israel, I just wonder how much the Israeli public recognizes the monetary contributions America makes that directly or indirectly have allowed the Israeli development of the West Bank. In my mind, it's good money going after bad purposes. Bush is finally hinting of stronger restrictions on Israel, the like of which it has not seen since his father. I wish Israel the best, but the shennanigans of the extremists should be no more tolerated than the arms smugglers in Gaza. Both are dangerous to Israel's survival and should be dealt with directly, no gloves.
Mexico sentences five men to 697 years for killings of 11 women (AP)
from the article: A kippa is not enough