Suicide bombings are happening almost daily in Iraq, but in the place where the practice became internationally famous, we are being assured that it is all over. A Bridge For Sale Alert from the Jerusalem Post, with thanks to JS:
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said in an interview aired on Sunday that the era of suicide bombings may be over.
“We have started to deal with the culture of violence,” he said. “We stopped the culture of violence and the Palestinian people have started looking at it as something that should be condemned and it should stop.” Asked on ABC whether the suicide bombing era had ended, he said: “I believe it is over.”
But he warned that if progress toward a peace agreement was not achieved in meetings with Sharon next month, “despair and loss of hope will come back and a return to the old ideas” of armed resistance.
In other words, it’s over unless we don’t get what we want.