Tuesday, January 06, 2009

There goes the neighbourhood

Israeli officials have generally been reluctant to say that the attack on Gaza is intended to force Hamas from power out of concern that it would undermine the international support they have won by portraying the assault as a purely defensive measure to stop Hamas rockets.

Well, not really, because no one believed that was the point of it in the first place.

People wanting to make the Gaza Strip a more secure place, less likely to spawn terrorists, would not have begun by destroying police stations. Clearly, at least one of Israel's aims is to ensure the continuing supply of enemies.


At 7:15 pm, Blogger Arleen said...

11:45 p.m. Text message from Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert working at Gaza City’s Al-Shifa hospital:

Thanks for your support.. They bombed the central vegetable market in Gaza city two hours ago. 80 injured, 20 killed, it all came here to Shifa. Hades! We wade in death. Blood and amputees. Many children. Pregnant woman. I have never experienced anything so terrible. Now we hear tanks. Tell it, pass it on, shout it. Anything. DO SOMETHING! DO MORE! We’re living in the history books now, all of us! Mads G, 3.1.09 13:50, Gaza, Palestine.

Gaza: Rolling updates on the Israeli invasion

At 7:38 pm, Blogger $Zero said...

Did you get that "return" thinger from my $ZeroRants blog?

In any case, you neglected to add the return tag.

At 7:50 pm, Blogger $Zero said...

Oops. My mistake. You did add the "back" link, using the span tag instead of the name tag.

At 7:00 pm, Blogger Dr Zen said...

I used it some time ago in a post about geckoes. It's pretty standard for web footnotes, dude.

At 8:18 pm, Blogger $Zero said...

But you, like I, used it as a reverse footnote, and only a few short hours after I had done it.

(and I pointed to a how-to try-it thinger in my usage).

Besides, you rarely see that tag tag used in blogs.

And I don't recall you ever using it before, which is why I asked.


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