Monday, July 18, 2005

Dread

Something very, very bad is about to go on in Gaza. I have a huge knot in my stomach. Israel is preparing for a massacre, and it was always already going to go down this way, from the minute this farce of a 'peace process' was started up again by the entirely realpolitikal machinations of Sharon's ruthless expansionism. This was always going to happen.

And all the liberals who've been mooning around trilling their hopes for peaceful coexistence are going to feel bitchslapped and are going to blame the Palestinians, just as they have before, just as Sharon planned it. This is what Israel does, this is its classic, explicit pattern: provoke minor terror by means of civilian oppression and targeted political assassinations, then launch a massive expansionist bloodbath and call it a 'reprisal'.

And the world lets them do it. Time and fucking time again. Something very bad is about to happen, because America and the rest of the western world will allow it to. And all we can do is watch.

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