Saturday, June 14, 2008

Hamas after one year in power

It's a mixed bag: The downside: Hamas kneecaps opponents. The upside: The hospitals are cleaner.

"Israel and the West imposed a blockade" which "greatly reduc(es) the supply of fuel, spare parts and other vital goods, (so) less sewage is treated and more fish are contaminated. Gazans feel trapped and helpless."

However "Many of the goods in Gaza now come through smuggler tunnels from the Egyptian Sinai. There are scores of such tunnels and while the Israeli and American authorities have complained that the tunnels provide a pathway for arms, their more central role is for computers, cigarettes, gasoline and clothing. Hamas taxes everything that comes through."

Since Hamas taxes everything which comes thru the smuggler tunnels, the tunnels are not for smuggling stuff into Gaza, but out of Egypt. So tell me: doesn't that sound like Egypt too is imposing a blockade? Only "Israel and the West" get blamed, tho.

Thanks, New York Times.

Labels: ,

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The New York Times on the McCleans assault

I suppose the Times article itself would not likely be prosecuted in Canada.


Labels: ,

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Here's more on the "Human Rights Commission" plague in Canada.

"Human Rights" in Canada seem to be to free speech what the Black Death was to longevity. Mark Steyn say he hopes he is convicted.

Labels: , ,

Monday, June 09, 2008

So much for freedom of speech in Canada.

I hope infection stops at the border.