Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Khalid Mish`al of Hamas, who strikes me as somebody suffering from an acute case of religio-political demagoguery, called on the likes of Saudi Arabia and Egypt to save Gaza. Mish`al has a particular weakness toward House of Saud, it seems. He sees in them "saviors" of the Palestinians. Maybe he is grateful for years of Saudi financing of Hamas (before the US ordered Saudi Arabia to stop the funding). Mish`al thinks that Arab governments are supporters of the Palestinians. He confuses present-day Arab regimes with the former Marxist government of South Yemen--which truly supported the Palestinians.