Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Divide & conquer

Jonathan Cook suggests that the US and Israel have been "pulling an Iraq" in Gaza by explicitly trying to foment civil war. As you may recall, he's been on this tip before.

A beaten up, fractured Palestinian society, Cook claims, "is exactly how Israel wants it, because it [Israel] has no interest in meaningful peace talks with the Palestinians or in a final agreement. It wants only to impose solutions that suit Israel’s interests, which are securing the maximum amount of land for an exclusive Jewish state and leaving the Palestinians so weak and divided that they will never be able to mount a serious challenge to Israel’s dictates."