Thursday, September 21, 2006

Dreaming Big

The Unity government of Palestine renouncing violence and recognizing Israel? Let us hope there is some serious substance here. I know we've had plenty of false alarms and near misses, though.

Maybe this has more to do with the very real spectre of war looming too close for comfort for those in power, who have benefited in the past from strife:

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said Thursday that Arab countries have reached a “very significant” consensus after the recent war in Lebanon that there must be a new start with fresh ideas to the Middle East peace process.
Maybe they've realized that continued anarchy and chaos and violence is only going to lead to the kind of instability that generally leads to overthrows...

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