Monday, December 05, 2005

Netanya Bombing

Five Israelis were killed in today's suicide bombing outside a mall in Netanya. The Palestinian Authority's response:

"This operation ... against civilians causes the most serious harm to our commitment to the peace process and the Palestinian Authority will not go easy on whoever is found to be responsible for this operation," the statement quoted him as saying."

Wow, good to know. They won't go easy on whoever is responsible. That's especially great since everyone knows who is responsible. Islamic Jihad took responsiblity. So I should expect the PA police to start dismantling IJ soon, right?

OK, back to reality. The PA is not going to do anything about this mess. Why not? Apparently they can't. It seems the terrorist groups have gotten their hands on so many weapons that they just can't do anything about them.

Let's assume that's true. Gee, whose fault is that? Whose responsibility was it to keep guns out of the hands of Hamas and IJ during Oslo? How about now? It's safe to say Israel didn't allow weapons in. So why didn't the PA try to stop them for obtaining weapons when they could have? Because the terrorist groups were fighting their war for them. They were a useful tool. Now they aren't. But the PA cannot complain after turning a blind eye to the growth of these terrorist organizations. They are reaping what they sowed.

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