I avoid talking about these regional hotspots because I don't want to beat a dead horse around the bushes or something like that, but I'll make an exception today.
First of all, Sharon is stil shitting himself.
Less importantly, the world's democracy lovers are shitting on Palestinians for practicing democracy. Ironic isn't it? Not only are they strapping the democratically elected government financially, but Israel has stepped up its oh-so-accurate "targeted killings" campaign. They are so smart and precise that they can locate, convict, and execute terrorists without disrupting the peaceful lives of regular citizens(The one positive in this process is it eliminates the need for lawyers), yet not smart enough to figure out a strategy that sniffs a peaceful solution.
It really really sucks though to be PLO/Fatah, PFLP, Islamic Jihad, etc.... right now. Not only did they lose the elections, but Israel is making them pay for it to incite them against Hamas. Another smart move, but not very peace loving.
The choice is clear for the Palis. Next time you either elect a submissive puppet we like or live peacefully without the evils of money or lawyers.
On to Iraq...
I keep hearing Iraq is "on the verge" of civil war. On the verge. Yess, so the best is yet to come. I must admit I'm impressed with these Al Qaeda dudes. For primitve tent dwellers they have a sophisticated organizational chart, digital multimedia technology, complex untrackable logistics, and an unending supply chain of (a.) TNT and (b.) idiots willing to strap (a.) to themselves. When I lived in South America I thought swallowing cocaine-filled condoms was idiotic. Simple Latinos! They got nothing on Arabs.
Seriously though, there is no question Iran is playing a major role in trying to control Iraq today. Also there is no question the majority of the suicide bombers are coming from Saudi Arabia(better known in US media as Syria).
The question is:
Is Saudi Arabia dumping those Lunatics in Iraq:
a.) to get rid of them so they don't have to deal with them.
b.) unwillingly because they have no control of the border.
c.) to turn Iraq into an Iran-Saudi battlefield, a la Lebanon's Syria-Israel "Civil" war.
d.) What Iraq war? Mission Accomplished.