Saturday, January 06, 2007
Haniya and Abu Mazen: A Conversation
Abbas outlaws Hamas's executive force (execution force is a more appropriate name). Hamas responds by doubling the size of the force (to 12 thousand men). This comes after both men met for 25 minutes to debate the slaughter party they are presiding over. I wish I were a fly on the wall during that meeting! It makes you wonder what they really talked about, because they couldn't have talked about solving the problem.
Abbas: Hey, Sum3a, how was your trip?
Haniya: good, Abu Mazen, good. But short ya akhi.
Abbas: Don't blame that on me. I'd have loved it if you were gone for good...I mean, look at you, you are a haj now.
Haniya: Ya. Al hamdullah. As brother James said, "I feel goood!"
Abbas: and the new look really suits you.
Haniya: change is good. I'm being photographed a lot these days, thank God.
Abbas: Neyyalak, lucky you, man. You always look good in pictures, unlike me. I've been meaning to talk to Sa'eb or Dahlan about it. If I only have better looking photos, only for the sake of my people.
Haniya: Ma shallah 3alaik, Abu Mazen. Wallah, I'm always jealous of your ties. But I needed the new look since I have nothing new to say.
Abbas: Well, you are a principled man. Principled men don't have anything new to say.
Haniya: oops, look at the time. We've been talking for 25 minutes.
Abbas: time always flies with you. But, hey, I'm the president and you're the Prime Minister and don't you ever forget that.
Abbas: I mean we got many chances to chat. What's this noise outside?
Haniya: Oh, that's just the boys. Ramallah spoiled you, Abu Mazen. Gaza is always noisy.
Abbas: Heh, heh. True. And boys will be boys. Yalla, Salam, Haj Sum3a.
Haniya: Hudna, Abu Mazen.