Monday, December 18, 2006

"Anarchy, wanton killing, land steeling, thuggery … is the occupation responsible for all?"

An interesting read from Ghazi Hamad, a senior Hamas official, who lays the blame for current political turmoil in Palestine squarely on the Palestinians. Heads up from Harry’s Place.

"In a series of newspaper columns this year, Ghazi Hamad, a senior Hamas official, warned Palestinians that they were largely to blame for rising partisan strife and their own poor image in the world. Across the territories, growing numbers of people locate responsibility for their plight closer to home, even though collapse of the rule of law in their communities can make it more dangerous to state such a sentiment.
"It couldn't be worse," said Maher el-Sheikh, the weary managing editor of [the leading Palestinian newspaper] al-Quds. Asked where the responsibility rested for the Palestinians' current predicament, Sheikh said, "On the heads of my own people."

Of course, this is the same guy that said:
"Israel should be wiped from the face of the Earth. It is an animal state that recognizes no human worth. It is a cancer that should be eradicated."


Odi Et Amo

I guess I have been posting a lot about music lately, but in all honesty, the holidays should be about joy, and drudging through Indymedia every day is not my idea of fun. It may give me a laugh every now and then, but it also gets my blood boiling.

I am working on a list of my favorite records for the year, and I plan to tag a few of comrades in the blog sphere with the opportunity to give us their lists as well. Here is hoping it works out for the best.

In music news however, Johann Johannsson, the Icelandic minimalist composer has a new record out. It is titled “Ibm 1401, a user’s manual”, and it is quite good. Here is a video of a live performance after the release of his Englaborn record.