FIFTH COLUMN ALERT: The Bush Administration and "Palestine"
So, it is not surprising to see "bad" as an administration in action.
YOU, the taxpayer, like me, the taxpayer, have coughed up money to the IRS to avoid prosecution and jailing so that others can hand "Palestine" $390 million. And to get what? If you read the excerpts from the Widlanski article to follow, you see that we get to pay them to follow in Arafat's footspteps. If that does not hack you off, you must be a liberal or a "moderate," whatever that is.
FrontPage magazine.com :: In Arafat's Footsteps by Michael Widlanski, April 8,
As the Bush Administration moves to host Palestinian leaders this month and to give them much more money ($390-Million), and as the Israeli government is fighting an immense internal battle to withdraw from the Gaza Strip, the Palestinians have escalated their anti-Israeli and anti-American rhetoric and diplomacy.
The U.S. and Israel have given credit and money to Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas for restraining violence and incitement, but official Palestinian media still call terrorists "martyrs," never refer to Arab violence as "terror," and still send coded calls for violence while intermittently trimming some of the cruder forms of incitement.
For the typical Arabic-speaking Palestinian who understands the nuances, the messages are clear, including:
--Violence against Israel is still an option, though it is against Palestinian interests to use it flagrantly right now, because it would be counterproductive militarily and diplomatically;
--The Palestinians are not in the pocket of the United States or the West, but they will take Western money and invite Western intervention when it suits Palestinian interests;
--There is no message of "compromise" with Israel, and there will be no Arab or Islamic or Palestinian normalization of relations with Israel until all Palestinian demands are met.
Prime Minister Qreia and PLO Chairman Abbas are offering a sophisticated but clear message to the Arabic-speaking Palestinian public, and it is on display in the regular afternoon tv news broadcasts, the hourly radio bulletins, and in the weekly mosque sermons by Palestinian clerics paid by Abbas and Qreia broadcast by official Palestinian media.
In fact, rather than rein-in charismatic and highly anti-Western mosque speakers, reputedly moderate Palestinian leaders such as Mahmoud Abbas and Ahmad Qreia, the chairman and prime minister of the Palestinian Authority (PA), respectively, have actually echoed their views. Indeed, the term "cooperation with Israel" [Arabic: ta'awun ma'a Isra'il] is usually a synonym for betrayal, a capital offense for which Abbas and his deputies have re-affirmed death sentences for at least 15 Palestinians.
Obviously if anyone in the Bush administration has read anything about Islam and Islamists, it has to be some of the pabulum by Esposito, Armnstrong, Said, and the gang. It cannot be the truth they have "read," unless that is what they call unfocused turning of pages. They want to believe so hard that the Palestinians are reforming, that they turn themselves into public fools and use our money looted from us to finance it. And, they are squashing Israel, which, for reasons unknown to me, puts up with it.
I have just finished a book published in 1924 called Islam and the Psychology of the Musulman by Andre' Servier. It was translated from the French. There aren't many Serviers any longer in France judging from the strong corroboration he gives to the refractoriness of Islamists to positive change. He shows that Muslims, once locked into Islam, very rarely change anything at all. They are as close to deterministic beings as humans can become.
"Palestine" is a fiction. Palestinians are either terrorists for Islam or are supporters of them. They deserve no money and no support. Isolate them and force them to get by on their own efforts, giving them nothing and selling them nothing. When their numbers have reduced and when the remainder make unfailing steps toward freedom and cooperation over a very long time, perhaps generations, then consider including them in the community of Man. Otherwise, wall them off like an abscess.
This Bush administration giving of our hard-earned money and all of these unearned considerations keeps the abscess of "Palestine" intact and well to continue to be the abscess that it is.
Our big problem with this part of Islamia is not Palestine, or the Syrian and Iranian and Saudi supporters. It is with the fifth columnists throughout the Bush administration. They may assuage themselves with the notion that they are doing good, but they are doing the good guys in.