Pertti Joenniemi, a Finnish research “specialist” at the Danish Institute of International Relations is another one of these daft “experts” who, as TINSC has mentioned to the TT on more than one occasion, “believe they have a licence to violate our common sense”.
Joennieimi: “What is happening to the Gaza blockade is what usually happens to blockades: in time their maintenance becomes more difficult and its legitimacy is begins to erode, and coercion is no longer enough to dam the need for normal human interaction.Gaza blockade is no longer defied by only the local digging of tunnels, but it has also become a target for international civil resistance. Already as the first extensive and impressive media account of the clashes showed, Israel is in many respects quite vulnerable. Its extensive military and the traditional tendency to use this power without any hesitation ultimately turns it against itself.”
Joenniemi joins a rather long list of failed “experts” who can’t distinguish between an Islamic supremacist movement, and the IRA, of which the latter they believe offers a viable comparison. The man and his fellow travellers are clueless boobs.
“During its Presidency, Sweden explained the EU’s capacity for the recognition of a Palestinian state even before negotiations begin. Modification of the conditions of earlier policies did not yet exist then, but the issue however, was considered by Israel a seriously horrible exchange of ideas.
How long will the international community be content to just wait and leave the crucial initiative to the two parties? Israel’s readiness to continue the blockade of Gaza, to resort to military force in international waters and to assist in attempts to kill civilians, signaled that the initiative must be returned to the international community.
Again, this shows the gross ignorance of these so called “experts”, who fail to grasp, (or worse, they could care less about the consequences) what would happen if a “Palestinian state” would be brought into existence prematurely. What would result would be a free-for-all that would make the Gaza take over by Hamas look like a picnic.
Then the group that would remain standing, would most likely consolidate their power through the worst forms of oppression they could muster, while busily arming themselves for the next battle with the Jewish state. If there were an international contingent in the middle of the two sides, it would be used as club against the Jewish state, not against the nascent thugocracy called “Palestine”.
This is what the Israelis found so horrible with the Carl Bildt’s tomfoolery, not a “Palestinian” state that has fully renounced war with the state of Israel and accepts the Jewishness of the state.
As for how long should the international community wait for a Palestinian state to be brought into existence, ask the Arabs themselves, how long before they are willing to accept the Jewish state of Israel and renounce war with it. When they get the answer to that question, then they’ll have the answer to the other one. KGS
H/: Al Avai