Monday, April 19, 2004

From Israel to Iraq (and Syria?)

The assassination of the Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantissi only reinforces what I said following Yassin's assassination last month. Bold moves by Israel, yes. Also disastrous ones. Just wait.

For Americans, it surely cannot be good to have much of the Arab world convinced Bush greenlighted the "targeted killing." It also doesn't help that Rantissi's murder is resonating across Iraq, particularly with Fallujah in chaos, the occupation in "crisis," Najaf surrounded, and Bremer itching to put down the uprising.

And to make things even more fun, Israel is threatening to take its fight to Syria. If it does, will the US follow?