Wednesday, February 09, 2005

BUT JIM:Hope for Peace in Israel?

JAS said over at Hardstarboard blog: >>One of insanity's metaphors is trying to accomplish something via a particular method, failing, and then persisting in using that same failed method, believing that with sufficient repetition it will succeed.<<

Too cynical IMO..Arafat's death changes everything. Abbas is definitely talking out of both sides of his mouth, but he has no choice. Hamas & Iranian sponsored Hezbollah will kill him if gets too chummy with Sharon and doesn't make them promises under the table.

There's a cease fire, Condi Rice is Secy of State, Egypt is involved and has an economic interest in developing Gaza and doing business with Israel, the two men "like" each other. The USA has wisely played it low key, if you call giving 40 Million to Palestine and inviting Abbas and Sharon to DC, low key?

Listen, GW Bush is the most unlikely candidate for the Noble Peace Prize but it could happen. He's got as much chance as Abbas & Sharon of making the tired old Road Map work. Who would've thought that Arafat would die on a gurney in France? Anything can happen..it's a new day in the Middle East..HOPE is alive and well for the first time in decades...the odds are better for Peace than yesterday?

Iran could really throw a monkey wrench into the whole process by encouraging attacks by Hezbollah and Hamas..if they develop a nuclear weapon..all bets are off.


3 comments:

JASmius said...

I've just added trackbacking to my blog, so when you post comments referencing one of my posts, please include a link to that post. That way I'll know that somebody has referenced one of my posts, and readers can follow the link and know which post you're referencing.

If you want to add trackbacking to your blog, here's the link: http://www.haloscan.com/faq/faq.php?category_id=3. You'll need to activate commenting on your blog in order for Haloscan to automatically install trackbacking.

Kay Ryan said...

Jim: >>I've just added trackbacking to my blog, so when you post comments referencing one of my posts, please include a link to that post.

You've got to be kidding..I just wanted to show you a suggestion that I had for YOU to use on YOUR blog..It would be interesting to read a hot and heavy debate between you and Ross or TC or all three.

I'm not gonna play around with links and trackbacking or anymore technical frustrations. I've had it thanks to Prospero.

Kay

Kay

JASmius said...

>It would be interesting to read a hot and heavy debate between you and Ross or TC or all three.<

Indeed. JR has posted once, and TC not at all.

Ah, well, it could have been a great idea.

>I'm not gonna play around with links and trackbacking or anymore technical frustrations. I've had it thanks to Prospero.<

Kind of like Mark Steyn's analogy the other day about mixing ice cream and dog crap together and the latter changing the former more than the former ever changes the latter.

Linking, though, is easy. Just find the page to which you want to link, clipboard the URL from your browser address field, highligh the text in your post that you want to use for the link, then click on the link icon at the top of your "create post" window (fourth from the left, the little earth with a horizontal paper clip in front of it). A little box will pop up with a field into which you [CTRL-V] the URL, click OK, and voila!, you have a link. It's easy.

The "technical frustrations" with blogger.com are far more in the line of posts getting eaten in any of several different ways....