Dialogue in my office

Me: Here’s a headline you don’t see in civilized countries. “Fatah Gunmen Attack Parliament.”
Officemate: Sure you do. Whenever Fatah comes and attacks people’s parliaments.

Only in the Middle East…

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Published in: on June 12, 2006 at 13:03  Comments (12)  
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  1. Well, I had hoped that Fatah would maintain the high ground by refraining from using typical Hamas strong arm tactics.
    This destroys whatever is left of their credibility.

  2. Well, I had hoped that Fatah would maintain the high ground by refraining from using typical Hamas strong arm tactics.
    This destroys whatever is left of their credibility.

  3. Hmm… given that they’ve been shooting at each other for over two years in Gaza, this isn’t really too surprising. It’s just a bit more humorous since both groups are now ostensibly members of a democratically elected government.
    (Perhaps it’s sad that my first thoughts when I saw your comment were “they had credibility?!” and “oh, they’re interested in high ground, all right…”

  4. Hmm… given that they’ve been shooting at each other for over two years in Gaza, this isn’t really too surprising. It’s just a bit more humorous since both groups are now ostensibly members of a democratically elected government.
    (Perhaps it’s sad that my first thoughts when I saw your comment were “they had credibility?!” and “oh, they’re interested in high ground, all right…”

  5. It’s not surprising, but disappointing. Extremely disappointing.

  6. It’s not surprising, but disappointing. Extremely disappointing.

  7. That I must agree with.

  8. That I must agree with.

  9. I suppose the simpler version of his response would be “but you just did!”

  10. I suppose the simpler version of his response would be “but you just did!”

  11. That’s a good point. I suppose I should have said that you rarely hear it about civilized countries.

  12. That’s a good point. I suppose I should have said that you rarely hear it about civilized countries.


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