Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Palestinian Authority In Mystifying Fit Of Pique

OK, I genuinely don't understand this article reporting that Ahmed Qureia has threatened to shut down the government unless security commanders restrain their personnel from lawless violence (apparently against Palestinians).

It may be down to the article itself, which is a ball of pulsating confusion and seemingly unrelated observations, but I am completely flummoxed by this strategy. Abu Alaa is threatening that, unless its own security forces step up and impose order, the PA will stop trying to impose order at all? It will take its ball and go home? Who exactly is that a threat against, besides of course the infinitely beleaguered Palestinian population?

Perhaps I'm being dense, but isn't that kind of throwing the renegades in the briar patch?

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