Turned up to eleven: Fair and Balanced

Monday, December 10, 2001

Here's a great idea for P.M. Sharon, just stop fighting back against the terrorists, and they will stop killing your citizens FOR A WEEK. This is the offer that Hamas, Islamic Jihad et al have made. Seriously, do these guys think that this will work? Hasn't Sharon shown enough willingness to fight back? Maybe they still think the U.S. will rein him in, but I don't really see it. I think the days of the suicide bomber are coming to a close. One of the things that struck me when I was younger was reading the Tom Clancy novel The Sum of All Fears. Early in the book, the Palestinian protestors decide to switch gears and start using non-violent protest techniques ala Gandhi and King. Lo and behold, the conflict ended, with the Palestinians getting nearly everything that they wanted. Obviously, this is a work of fiction, but these protest techniques have worked in the past, but sadly, the leaders of the PA have never absorbed this idea, and their people have suffered for it.