Seen on the street in Kyiv.

Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

“The Mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” -- The TOFF *

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"If you believe that you are talking to G-d, you can justify anything.” — my Dad

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

* "TOFF" = Treasonous Orange Fat Fuck, A/K/A Dolt-45,
A/K/A Commandante (or Cadet) Bone Spurs,
A/K/A El Caudillo de Mar-a-Lago, A/K/A the Asset.

Monday, December 29, 2008

"Hama Rules"

Anyone remember the Hama Massacre in Syria? The Moslem Brotherhood took over the city of Hama and went into rebellion against the Syrian government. The Sryian military, in response, leveled the city. That led to what Tom Friedman calls "Hama Rules," which is to say that there is no such thing as "proportional response."

Only anyone who has never paid any attention to goings-on in the Middle East can be surprised at what is going on right now.

Israel does not do "proportional response." Hardly any other nation in that region does, either, though most of their actions are against internal opponents.

1 comment:

BadTux said...

It is arguable that the action against the Palestinians *is* against internal opponents, given that the "Palestinian Authority" has never been more than a Bantustan client state of Israel, dependent upon Israel for its very existence. At this point I think it's fair to say that the whole "two state solution" can be termed a failure that did not survive the death of its two corrupt co-creators, and that an Israeli re-occupation of the West Bank and Gaza is inevitable.