January 06, 2006
Stroke of Misfortune?
By stroke of a stroke, Israel has integrated itself further into the region by temporarily adopting a Saudi political model, namely having a morbidly obese head of government stuck in a coma on ventilation while factions, secular and religious, vie for power and succession.
Ariel Sharon, whose name is a near sound-alike for the Israeli-Palestinian peace dilemma ("A real share? Own?"), appears to be at death's door, a place of familiarity given his own past career stints as death's doorman. But now that his bloodthirsty vampire public image among many detractors has morphed from Nosferatu to that of "Grandpa" on The Munsters, is peace further or closer? Rafael Frankel of the Christian Science Monitor speculates.
Posted by Matthew Hogan at January 6, 2006 08:54 AM
Filed Under: MENA Region General
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The Saudi article was more interesting than the Sharon one.
Is there any chance, I wonder, that any of those reactionary Sudairi brothers are allied with al-Qaeda? Seems like a very large possibility to me.
Posted by: pantom at January 6, 2006 09:27 PM