24 October 2007

Anybody who's been through...

Those wild and wooly toddler-raising years... can appreciate to Solomonic wisdom of this solution.
-- JERUSALEM -- Israel has come up with a new plan to deter Palestinians from firing rockets from the Gaza Strip, defense officials said Wednesday — it will cut off electricity to the territory every time one of the projectiles hits Israeli territory.
As with just about any behavioural issue... it's simply a matter of finding your troublemaker's "currency."
Israel provides more than half of Gaza's electricity, and any power cutoff would make life more difficult for residents of the already impoverished territory.
It's one thing to be a glorious martyr for the cause... it's another thing entirely to forgo television or flush toilets.

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