Monday, June 18, 2007

Good News from Gaza

The positive side of the Hamas terrorist takeover of the Gaza Strip is speculative on my part, but the facts are growing. The Jerusalem Post reports that Fatah, the more moderate Palestinian Party, is pleading for Israeli help in putting down their more radical countrymen. Fatah isn't much better, but if there is any hope for the Palestinians, it is with these guys.

Lincoln once said "a house divided against itself cannot stand" and in Palestine, Hamas is currently proving this point. They have no intention of getting along with their countrymen or their neighbors. Life to them, like with Al Qaeda, is just one big jihad. There's no compromise, "just obey our hate-spouting, murderous world-view or die".

What all this means is, with Hamas showing the world its true terrorist colors, it has, like Hezbollah last year, placed itself on the losing side of the Global War on Terror. Now the world is lending its sympathy and support for Fatah, while the radicals sow the seeds of their own destruction. Only a matter of time.