If the Gaza population doesn't turn on Hamas, and Israeli measures don't destroy the organization (which they helped create and fund back in the late 1980s when they wanted a foil to the secular PLO), then what? They'll just go on half-starving Gaza's children for decades? Malnourished children have diminished IQ and poor impulse control. That would make them ideal suicide bombers. Plus, sooner or later there will start to be effective boycotts of Israel in Europe and elsewhere over these war crimes.Cole has been using the "WC" phrase liberally lately. See Yaacov Lozowick.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Juan Cole on where suicide bombers come from
Some Juan wisdom: