I don’t know about you all, but I’m really excited for the “emergency” Arab foreign ministers meeting in Cairo today. The Financial Times reported they are seeking a “common position on the attacks.”
They have such a rich history of of decisive position-taking, stunning posturing, and emphatic statement-making. I am sure this meeting will be a virtual exhibition of powerful words and even more explosive sentences. Exclamation points will not even be able to capture the passion or their declared empathy for the people of Gaza. And the outrage they will express against Israeli excesses and bloodletting will move oceans, maybe even shatter the moon.
Hesham Youssef, a senior official at the Arab League, said the meeting would discuss proposals put forward by Egypt, Palestinian officials and Jordan.
Egypt, which faces Arab criticism for its decision to keep its border with Gaza closed, has submitted a four-point plan, which includes a ceasefire, a return to the truce between Hamas and Israel that expired this month, renewed efforts to reconcile divided Palestinian factions and a reopening of its border with Gaza.
To the Palestinians in Gaza, if you can just hunker down until after this meeting, you will be fine. The Egyptian four-point plan will bolster your will to survive. Each point in their plan will be like a column holding up the bunker that protects you from the raining bombs and missiles. The paper the plan was printed on will be a virtual shield blocking you from the bullets. Even the Jordanian plan has the force of one million Qassam rockets.
In all seriousness: Gazans should unite to invade Iraq to rid the country of weapons of mass destruction. Only then will the Arab states send weaponry, troops, and finances to help!
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