Red line crossed: Barack Obama said that chemical weapons would be the Syrian red line. Bashar al-Assad used them earlier this year, and the U.S. refused to agree that they’d been used. So now, hundreds of men, women, and children are dead of a nerve gas attack. I don’t want to get involved in Syria. But there must be something we can do to stop this.
This’ll piss ’em off even more: Hosni Mubarak may be released from jail as soon as today. I wonder if the generals will be looking for his advice in the current struggle.
There are so many I can’t tell which side is lying: The Palestinian spokespeople lie every time they open their mouths. But a large part of me wants to believe that Erekat isn’t lying this time when he says the Obama Administration guaranteed the 1949 armistice lines as the border of a Palestinian state.
Crossing the line: Obama’s bestest Middle East buddy, who made the world laugh when he accused Israel of being behind the unrest in Egypt, is being taken to the woodshed by a White House spokesman, who calls his comments “offensive, unsubstantiated and wrong”. I do note that Obama hasn’t said a word about it. But of course. He never makes mistakes. Even better, Egyptian officials are being quoted as saying that it’s utterly natural for Israel to be concerned about Egypt. I believe that’s diplo-speak for “In your face, asshat!”