Monday, June 14, 2010


A change:
Israel bowed to international pressure yesterday when it agreed to reopen crossing points into Gaza for everyday goods.

The decision was prompted by criticism of its bloody interception of an aid flotilla two weeks ago and condemnation of the Gaza blockade by the Red Cross.
Tony Blair, Middle East peace envoy, hailed the move as significant after the Israeli Prime Minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, agreed in principle to relax restrictions on goods entering Gaza. It will replace the current narrow list of permitted items with a list of specifically prohibited goods.
Who knows what the future holds?

Oh, and guess who's coming to dinner?


mikey said...

The Freedom Flotilla won, in one pass, with a few dozen casualties. This is a lesson, and a lesson in too late looks like. The world could have broken this collective punishment blockade over two years ago. The world couldn't find it in it's heart to care.

You know who cared? It wasn't Egypt, it wasn't Iran, it wasn't Jordan. It was Turkey. Heh. Hey Bibi, betcha didn't see that one coming.

The world does NOT have to tolerate war crimes and crimes against humanity just because the US cannot find the political courage to call them what they are. And the WORLD, it turns out, counts for more than America. Hah. Who coulda knowed?

And the whole Iran thing? Hey, if Khamenei wants war, he knows where to find it. No need to go out of his way. It's a nothing. But Israel needs to understand that even with the USA in her pocket, Europe, China, Russia, Latin America and the Arab Mid East represents more economic power, and will simply step over our parochial lies.

If you're wondering, this is a GOOD thing...

Mendacious D said...

Tony Blair, Middle East peace envoy


Substance McGravitas said...

Perhaps he's the guy finding the Third Way of the Arab-Israeli Bomb Iran campaign.

M. Bouffant said...

Let Us Eat.

Beyond the obvious, It will replace the current narrow list of permitted items with a list of specifically prohibited goods who in-effing-deed can tell how that'll work out.

The Ol' Cynic says that much blood must be spilled under the direct media spotlight, before anyone does anything about something. No guarantee anything will be done, but it doesn't start any other way.

Another Kiwi said...

Maybe it got just a bit too embarrassing.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Tony Blair, Middle East peace envoy

That can't be right.