Saturday, April 17, 2004

There's No Good in This

I don't know why this would be unexpected - Israel assassinated the leader of Hezbollah and now they've gone after the leader of Hamas. I'm not even sure that the desire to have these folks wiped off the face of the planet is necessarily a bad thing. What I am thoroughly convinced of, though, is that these actions further serve to inflame the region and are leading the world down a path for which there is no turning back.

The resolution that these actions bring to the Arab world is nothing short of disastrous, in my opinion. Egypt and Saudi Arabia both have maintained an uneasy standoff with Tel Aviv for years. State sponsored assassination can only serve to further inflame the radical elements in moderate Arab states, and ultimately lead to no good ending for any of us.