Thursday, June 14, 2007

'Palestinian' existence in self-doubt

The self-appointed spokesman for the 'palestinian' people, Saeb Erakat, gave a telling quote to CNN:

"I believe a state of emergency must be declared immediately," Erakat said. "This is a coup against the president, against the Palestinian people, and against the Palestinian cause."

He called the situation "very, very grave" and said the violence is "setting us back 50 years at least."

First off, Saeb, how could Hamas kicking your ass be a crime against the 'palestinian' people when they democratically elected Hamas to 'govern' them? By a 70% majority? It looks like what's happening is an Arab form of 'unifying' the government.

Secondly, setting you back 50 years would be, hmm, before there was even the term 'palestinian'? (Refer to LGF's previous post on Time's 1967 article on the 6 day war.) There were no 'palestinians' 50 years ago! There were only Arabs living in Gaza and the West bank of Jordan, controlled and ruled by Egypt and Jordan, respectively.


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