Gaza…

Tell me, what kind of government security force wears ski masks and walks around with machine guns pointing up? I mean internal security here, not even armies.

Anyway, your telling lead line for the day:

GAZA (Reuters) – Rival Palestinian forces faced off at Gaza’s border crossing with Egypt on Friday after border guards loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas caught a Hamas official trying to smuggle in 639,000 euros ($804,000), authorities said. (NY Times)

Border guards loyal to the President against “security forces” loyal to the legislature?

Combine with trouble in Egypt. There’s an awful lot of dry kindling lying around the Middle East nowadays…

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Published in: on May 19, 2006 at 16:47  Comments (8)  
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  1. Considering that being part of the Palestinian government makes you, in the eyes of the Israeli government, deserving of death, I can totally understand why they’d go about in masks.

  2. Considering that being part of the Palestinian government makes you, in the eyes of the Israeli government, deserving of death, I can totally understand why they’d go about in masks.

  3. I believe this is what’s called “creating a viable Palestinian state”.
    I see more and more American cops wearing ski masks, by the way. Not that I’m equating anyone. I just always wonder what’s up with that.

  4. I believe this is what’s called “creating a viable Palestinian state”.
    I see more and more American cops wearing ski masks, by the way. Not that I’m equating anyone. I just always wonder what’s up with that.

  5. Cops in ski masks? Where?!

  6. Cops in ski masks? Where?!

  7. Doubleplus Ungood
    >>> what kind of government security force wears ski masks and walks around with machine guns pointing up? <<<
    Historically the kind of government we’ve called “fascism” or “repressive dictatorship.” These days it’s generally known as “representative democracy.”
    Cheap shot. Couldn’t pass it up. It would be funnier if there weren’t something to it.

  8. Doubleplus Ungood
    >>> what kind of government security force wears ski masks and walks around with machine guns pointing up? <<<
    Historically the kind of government we’ve called “fascism” or “repressive dictatorship.” These days it’s generally known as “representative democracy.”
    Cheap shot. Couldn’t pass it up. It would be funnier if there weren’t something to it.


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