I was thinking of Hugo Chavez recently because I was at a party Saturday night and his name came up in a rather odd context. I noticed a youngish women carrying a fluffy white dog in her arms. I went over to admire the pooch, a very amiable animal. When I asked its name, her answer was “Hugo Chavez.”
You can guess why, I imagine. The old saying holds obviously: the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Siggy commemorates the 40th anniversary of the 6-Day War:
The Six Day War ended forty years ago.
The Arab world is still trying to change the outcome. The cost of that Quixotic effort has been incalculable and in fact, is still escalating.
And they have no one to blame but themselves.
And ShrinkWrapped also commemorates the 6 Day War in "A Perfect Metaphor":
Since the chess board was overturned, Israel has set about creating a modern high tech society; they have managed to unshackle themselves from the socialist economic policies that restrained their economy and are now one of the leading sources of innovation in the world.
The Arab states, and the benighted Palestinians, have meanwhile spent the time demonizing the Jews, breeding hatred, and teaching their children to glorify suicide murder as the greatest ideal for which to aspire.
Survey after survey in the Palestinian territories show that the vast majority of Palestinians prefer attempting to murder Jews than to building a functional society. This was on most overt display when Hamas won the recent elections and subsequently showed no inclination to moderate or to establish the rule of law.
At this point almost no Israelis support the illusory peace process, recognizing that you cannot make peace with people who define peace as your death or submission.
Read and learn.