Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Monday, September 12, 2005

They've Got a Word for It: "Chutzpa"

Update: Ultra-chutzpa. Israel to request seat on the UN Security Council

Israel is run by a bunch of demented SOBs. After applauding themselves for the Gaza "disengagement", they lost no time in pouring several tons of kerosene on the fire.
  • On September 11, Ariel Sharon announced plans for massive new settlement construction on the West Bank, daring Condi Rice and her boyfriend Dubya to contest the program while poking them in the eye.
  • On September 7, Israel closed the border crossing at Rafah, telling Palestinians they'd have to transit through Israel to go to Egypt. If and when they finish construction on a new "border terminal" at Kerem, that is.
  • Israel announced the construction of a 150-km long electrified fence the length of the Gaza Strip with a 150-meter wide no man's land monitored by drones and cameras.
  • Israel will control the Gaza Strip border crossings, coastline and airspace. Machatz 1 patrol drones will overfly the Strip.
So while virtually occupying the Gaza Strip, Ariel Sharon will ask the United Nations Security Council this week to certify that he is not occupying the Gaza Strip. The Oslo Accords state that Gaza will be considered Israeli-occupied until a peace treaty is signed between Palestine and Israel, which is just not in the cards.


Blogger Postman said...

Don't wish to appear picky but you missed the boats patrolling offshore. doubt they will have left behind all sort of electronic wizardry to soak up info as well.

2:21 PM  
Blogger the Witch said...

Today, our President applauded Sharon on the pull out - admired his courage.

Speaking as a US citizen, I'm so friggin' embarrassed....

3:28 PM  
Blogger raf* said...

ya nur-

why again should israel never get a seat in the u.n.s.c., like every other member state does?

damn zionists.


4:21 PM  

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