Thursday, November 11, 2004

Yasser Arafat Dead!

This could be the greatest opportunity for peace or touch off a civil war inside Palestine. I fear that the differing factions, the PLO, the PA, Hamas, Hezbala, and various nation states like Syria and Iran will all fracture causing a civil war. The losers, will be the Palestinian people. Conversely, with the end of Arafat's Road block to peace, real advancements might be made towards a lasting peace in the region. either way, his death with have an interesting effect geopolitics for the next few months. I f Syria tries to prevent any regional peace process, I believe that the bullseye they already have on them will turn into a red glowing fireball.
Anyway, May God have mercy on Arafat's Soul!