Sunday, August 08, 2004

The rebuttal:

It's not so much what Zakariya Zubeidi, the fugitive leader of the West Bank Aksa Martyrs Brigades, says, but how he says it. Zubeidi speaks in the vacant tones of a ghost. ... If anyone embodies the intifada on the eve of its fourth anniversary, it is Zubeidi. The 28-year-old Aksa chief boasts a pedigree of martyrdom: Zubeidi's mother was shot dead in the battle of Jenin, as was one of his brothers. Two other brothers are in Israeli prisons. His father died of a skin cancer that the family says went untreated while he served a prison term for political activism against Israel during the first intifada. "The intifada is in its death throes. These are the final stages – this I can confirm," he said on Wednesday.

It appears evident, by the confluence of events, that the New Republic is right.

Hat tip: Belmont Club. I implore that our readership, in a bipartisan manner, read this man. His analysis is amazingly deep and very accurate.

Posted by Mahmoud the Weasel at 12:04 PM |

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