Friday, January 06, 2006

Ariel Sharon

WorldTribune claims that Ariel Sharon was declared dead by physicians at Jerusalem's Hadassah Hospital before 1 p.m. Israeli time [6 a.m. EST], but most other sources say he is still in a coma. Maybe the WorldTribune did not print anything about the "Miracle in the Mines" that just about every newspaper and tv station went with for three hours, before they learned the truth, and the WorldTribune wants to be first, whether accurate or not.

Pat Robertson suggested Ariel Sharon's stroke was divine retribution for "dividing God's land" of Israel. Apparently Pat is sad that his 15 minutes of fame expired, and the only way he can get in the spotlight is to stick his foot in his mouth, and make an absurd statement.

The Iranian President just hopes Sharon dies.

Charles Krauthammer sees Sharon's stroke as a calamity for Israel because he does not see anyone else being able to take a centrist role between the left that just wants to negotiate everything away, and the right that does not want to talk until they see that the Palestinians really want peace.

Haaretz reports a senior Kadima figure said Thursday the party would suffer a huge blow if Shimon Peres were to lead it. He believes Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert should take the lead.

I am praying for Ariel Sharon, but I doubt he will be able to resume his position as Prime Minister, and I dont know enough about Israeli politiecs to know whether Kadima can survive without him as its leader (I doubt it).

1 comment:

Greta (Hooah Wife) said...

Such a confusing dilemma in Israel. It seems someone else might have to take power. Let's just all hope and pray that Israel keeps her guards' up!