of mythical homelands and homelands blessed by god

For their replacement homeland it now looks like the Palestinians will just have to be content with a small rock somewhere south of the mythical Blessed Isles.

I don't know how to deal with such idiocy as this. [the original headline was more to the point: "Bush recognises Israel West Bank claims"]

I suppose we shouldn't be surprised to see this agreement between two governments which routinely defy international law, each recklessly asserting its absolute right to do whatever it pleases regardless of the impact on others. But actually there is something far more frightening about this agreement between two rogue states - its scary biblical element.

There is absolutely no way to defend the Sharon settlement policy, but hearing that the White House legitimized it today is very frightening news. Not only is this strange Washington crew's domestic policy about their god cult, but so also is its foreign policy where it's really fundamentally about crusading [see Bushie's fake news event last night]. The armageddon it's already inciting seems to be its real purpose, since there is obviously no logic to it.

Look around. These people have removed all joy from lives all over the planet since they seized power little over three years ago, but since there was obviously no pleasure in their dried-up Republican hearts anyway, they are oblivious to the cloud now hanging over the planet. In fact, for those little superstitious minds the next life just can't come soon enough; they're apparently willing to help their god-thing hurry it along.


NOTE: For a proper précis of the Bush thing last night see criticalviewer's "A Busy Person's Guide to the Bush Press Conference"