Friday, January 9, 2009

What ceasefire?

The UN security council called for a ceasefire in Gaza yesterday. The vote was 14-0 with the US abstaining, standing by their original position that since Israel and Hamas wouldn't listen there was no point in trying.

Hamas is now being reported by the Associated Press as having said that it "is not interested in a ceasefire".

The violence has been escalating again, militants in Lebanon have reportedly been firing rockets on Israel.

Israel has been accused of firing on Red Cross aid workers and bombing a UN school. Since then all aid supplies in Gaza have been stopped.

If Israel is firing on the UN and Lebanon is firing on Israel... what does that leave? Are we on the eve of a much bigger crisis then was first expected in Gaza? Has Israel finally bitten off more then it can chew? And when will the UN actually step in and impose a ceasefire? If it does how likely is it to work?

Just a few questions I had... I'm hoping some of you have answers because I certainly don't.

Muchacho Enfermo

1 comment:

Patrick Ross said...

What the Americans really mean when they say Israel and Hamas won't listen is "our President is almost out of office and he's too old for this shit."

Lame ducky ducky.