Tuesday, April 02, 2002

There is a bit of humour in the plight of Arafat. Using some of the last power in his cell phone, he is interviewed by CNN's Christiane Amanpour, who wants to know his views on the U. S. call for him to rein in the Palestinian violence. He's besieged in his windowless room, surrounded by tanks and the Israeli army, having members of his staff executed by the Israelis, and she asks him about stopping the violence! The question just about sums up the complete inanity of American journalism. It is also funny that Israel attacks the Palestinians on the pretext that Arafat won't stop the violence. What do the Israelis do? Cut off Arafat's electricity and phone, and refuse to give him batteries for his cell phone. Presumably, they expect him to communicate his requests to stop the Palestinian violence by using telepathy.