The Oslo Syndrome

Is how DU will henceforth characterize the hard fault in Norwegians – they’re blind to Palestinian murders.

Here’s a Norwegian from sunny Bergen pontificating on the MidEast:

Roed-Larsen, the current UN envoy for Lebanon-Syria issues who for many years was the top UN Mideast envoy, said “the geopolitical landscape of the Middle East has changed fundamentally over a few years”.

“A few years ago, as it had been over many, many decades, the centre of gravity for all the conflicts were the Israeli-Arab conflicts,” he said.

“Now, there seems to be four epicentres of conflict in the region with their own dynamics, the Iraqi issues, the Iranian issues, the Syrian-Lebanese issues, and of course the heart of hearts, the traditional conflict, the Palestinian-Israeli issue.”

The Oslo Syndrome has caused poor Mr. Roed-Larsen to blank on war number five – the Palestinian-Palestinian “issue”:

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Militants battling on the rooftops of Gaza fired on the Palestinian government headquarters yesterday, forcing ministers to flee the building. The unusually brazen factional fighting left 17 Palestinians dead, including three killed in a hospital gunbattle.

Fighting between Fatah and Hamas forces resumed over the weekend, and the attacks have grown bolder.

Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh’s home sustained gunfire early yesterday, and hours later a Hamas supporter was killed in a firefight near Beit Hanoun Hospital, witnesses said. The fighting shifted into the hospital, where three persons with ties to Fatah were killed.

Still, it’s good to see the $10 million the Norwegians slipped Hamas being put to good use.

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