They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Friday, June 15, 2007

Abbas trashes democracy with 'western' support

Members of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' security forces arrest Saleh Frehat, an Islamic court judge affiliated with Hamas, at his family house in the West Bank village of Al-Yamoon near Jenin, June 15, 2007. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

The United States and European Union as well as the United Nations and Russia -- the Quartet of Middle East mediators -- offered a "clear message of support" to Mahmoud Abbas, the secular president who named a new prime minister after firing the Hamas-led government and declaring a state of emergency. Link

db: Israeli support was overlooked:

Following the events in Gaza, Mr Olmert said: "I call on my friend Abu Mazen (Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas) to take the opportunity, now that almost the entire world understands the viciousness, the brutality of Hamas, to exercise his authority as the leader of the Palestinian people." Link