Friday, October 13, 2006

Condi Wants To End 'Humiliation Of Occupation'

If this is an accurate article, it makes me ill.

US Supplies Fatah With Arms, Rice Decries "Occupation"
By Ezra HaLevi & Hana Levi Julian

The Fatah faction received a new shipment of arms Thursday as part of a Western aid package to bolster forces loyal to Mahmoud Abbas. Secretarty Rice promises a PLO state.

United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday America could have no greater legacy than to have divided the Land of Israel and established a Palestinian state to end the "humiliation of occupation." Rice made the statements at a dinner marking the third anniversary of the American Task Force on Palestine.

"The Palestinian people deserve a better life, a life that is rooted in liberty, democracy, uncompromised by violence and terrorism, unburdened by corruption and misrule and forever free of the daily humiliation of occupation," Rice said. "I promise you my personal commitment to that goal."

"I believe there could be no greater legacy for America than to help bring into being a Palestinian state for people who have suffered too long, have been humiliated too long," Rice added.

"I know that sometimes, a Palestinian state living side by side in peace with Israel must seem like a very distant dream but I know too... that there are so many things that once seemed impossible that after they happened they simply seemed inevitable," she said.

Rice praised Mahmoud Abbas, who is hanging onto his position as Palestinian Authority chairman, for his moderation. Arutz-7 reported Tuesday that Abbas dismissed demands that Fatah recognize Israel - just one day before he told Rice that such recognition is a must.

Made-in-U.S. Arms Arrive in PA
Thousands of M-16 assault rifles, made in the U.S., were delivered to Fatah forces in Judea and Samaria as part of the effort to strengthen Abbas in his opposition to Hamas leader and PA Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh.

Fatah is the political party headed by the late terrorist chieftain Yasser Arafat. The Al-Aksa Brigades terror group operates under its authority.

According to PA security sources quoted by the Middle East Newsline (MENL), "The weapons are meant for PA forces but they end up with Fatah in the war against Hamas." The deal, meant to increase Abu Mazen's power in the struggle for control of the PA government, was approved by Israel.

The two factions have been fighting bitter clashes in Gaza, leading to speculation that a civil war may ultimately hit the streets. The Hamas terror organization is currently the majority faction in the PA after winning January 2006 elections in a landslide victory against Fatah.

The victory at the polls, however, led to a loss at the bank; international funding dried up as a result of the new regime. Hamas has continued to resist international pressure to force the terror organization to officially acknowledge Israel's right to exist, renounce violence and uphold peace agreements signed by the previous Fatah-led PA government.

The latest efforts by Qatari officials to build a unity government of Hamas and Fatah failed after Hamas once again insisted on maintaining its refusal to officially recognize the Jewish State. In the wake of that failure, Abbas again threatened to disband the current PA government and call for early elections.

6 Comments:

At 3:12 PM, Blogger RoadKnight said...

I'm sorry to say this, but this is Israel's fault. They keep bowing to international pressure. There are Israeli government officials who have refered to "Palestine" as being occupied territory. Frankly, I'm as sick of their appeasement as I am of this statement by Dr. Rice.

The Sikes-Picot agreement gave the entire area of what is today known as Israel to the Jews for the creation of a homeland (since the Jews were the ONLY was to establish permanent settlements there). This area originally included all of (today's) Israel, "Palestine", Gaza, the West Bank, and the Sinai. Throughout the decades, the Israelis have tried appeasing Arabs by giving land to them. It's sickening.

IMHO, Israel has every legitimate right to round up every "palastinian" and deport them to Syria, Egypt, Jordan, etc. And they should do it. Israel belongs to the Jews as promised by God.

Just my two shekels worth.

Good to have you back, Esther!

 
At 1:11 PM, Blogger Robert Bayn said...

I once was for this, but now i'm not. Seperating the land would be in violation of Biblical/Torah law, or God's commandments. If the Arab people want Palenstine to have their own state so bad, why don't they just give them part of theirs?

 
At 7:51 AM, Blogger RoadKnight said...

Robert, what's interesting about the situation is that the "Palastinians" were given their own land. It was in the area known (at that time) as Trans-Jordan (take a close look atthe Sikes-Picot Agreement to see what I mean). Trans-Jordan was on the eastern side of the river Jordan and was for the independant state of Palestine (no quotes because it would have been legitimate).

The problem was that those who now make up "Palestine" were so belligerant and disruptive that Trans-Jordan (now just called Jordan) didn't want them. Neither did Egypt, Syria, Lebannon, etc. The Jews set aside some land for them to be able to live within Israel in peace along with other Israelis. They were to be Israeli citizens, with full rights such as those that Arab Israelis enjoy.

But, true to their nature, these people became disruptive and began demanding their own "Palestinian" state. At one time, the Israelis offered the PLO 99% of everything they were demanding (not asking for). Arafat refused because of the 1% they weren't going to get.

As to your question, the answer is remarkably simple. The "palastinian" people provide a readily available 'army' in which to kill the Jews. By refusing to allow a palastinian state within their own country, they keep the "palastinian" people trapped in Israel. They can then play the "palastinians" off the Israelis and forment discord and war.

This is all so well documented that it amazes me that more people (including the US government) doesn't call for Jordan, Egypt, etc to take in the "palastinians" and use their land to give them a state.

Just out of curiosity, what changed your mind?

 
At 12:01 PM, Blogger Robert Bayn said...

What changed my mind, first is the Bible and what the bible says about the 'Promise Land', second i'm reading "Jerusalem Countdown", which is opening my eyes to a lot of things.

 
At 6:51 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

From the article:

United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday America could have no greater legacy than to have divided the Land of Israel and established a Palestinian state to end the "humiliation of occupation." Rice made the statements at a dinner marking the third anniversary of the American Task Force on Palestine.

This is her idea of an American legacy in the Middle East? I think I'm going to vomit.

Both politically and Biblically, she's just plain wrong. Of course, this is the woman who, in the summer of 2005, referred to the Koran as "the holy Koran." And her father was a Presbyterian minister; today PCUSA is rabidly anti-Semitic.

PS: Esther, good to see you posting again! I've missed ya.

 
At 11:01 PM, Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

I smell James A. Baker III.

 

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