Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Sharon Suffers Major Stroke

Israeli Prime Minister Sharon has suffered a major stroke and is in surgery to relieve a cerebral hemorrage.

Reports are still sketchy, but the early rumors are that his prognosis is not good, and that even his survival is in doubt at this time.

Watch for Israeli politics to go bonkers. With Sharon just having formed a centrist third political party, the Palestinian situation starting to heat up again, and the Iranian nuclear crisis continuing to grow, it could get real exciting in Tel Aviv, regardless of Sharon's ultimate fate.

There are major internal and external factors in play now. Israeli political parties will be jockeying for position, but even the tough nature of Israeli politics is not my concern. That they can survive.

It's the external factors. If ever the Palestinians, Iranians, terrorists (Hezbollah, etc.), or some unknown terror group were to pull some stupid stunt, it would be now.

Drudge Report for the latest.

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