Shots in the dark

I like making predictions to myself, which is especially satisfying due to my intense and general cynicism. Prediction: I think Israel will use the recent deaths of eleven Israeli soldiers as an excuse to step up the conflict and fully annex the Gaza Strip. This could also remove some attention from the US torture scandal.


  1. I have been hearing a lot of stuff about how Israel doesn’t really want the Gaza Strip that bad–it’s just a small portion of really crappy land–and they are trying to make a deal with the Palestinians to give them the G.S. and to keep all the other land that is much more valuable. Some people were talking about it on the Sunday morning political shows and then I read where Chomsky said something similar.

  2. That’s what the Zionists did with most of what is now Israel. Beware anyone telling you your land is not worth anything to them.