Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Cross to Bear
So this morning, thousands of people poured across the border between Gaza and Egypt -- most of them through hastily dismantled barbed-wire fences or holes that had been torn in the wall separating the two countries.
What led to the this mass influx of Palestinian refugees from Gaza was the ongoing blockade of food, fuel and medicine being imposed against the area by Israel -- which is trying to teach the Hamas government a harsh lesson after rockets rained down on Southern Israel a couple of weeks ago.
I'm not going to delve too far into the traditionally lunatic Middle-Eastern politics of all this. I'll just say one thing, because there's really nothing funnier than governmental hypocrisy -- the White House has been pressuring Israel to find another way to punish Hamas, one it says won't involve making innocent people suffer.
Which is laughable when you consider two words: Cuban embargo.
Somebody call Lou Dobbs.
He'll get that border secure again.