[I am constantly amazed at the illogic of hostile communities.Â The U.S. and Israel are both occupying hostile populations.Â Each is killing many of those occupied in the name of self-defense, justice, democracy, whatever.Â Each seems totally oblivious of the illogic of their positions.Â Why should those being both occupied and killed not retaliate.Â I certainly recall us considering the resistance of the French and others to the Nazis to be heroic while the Quislings and PÃ©tains were viewed as enemies of their own people.Â I imagine that our allies among the occupied are fully aware of the risk that they face of becoming the Quislings of their own era.Â And so it goes.Â How many kids did they kill today?Â Ed Kent]
Mubarak to Olmert: Stop Gaza ops, a crisis is looming
Olmert meets Dutch FM, says Israel will avoid humanitarian crisis but Gaza civilians must know they, too, are not free from responsibility.
“A war is just if there is no alternative, and the resort to arms is legitimate if they represent your last hope.” (Livy cited by Machiavelli)
Ed KentÂ 212-665-8535 (voice mail only) [blind copies]