Vol: 61 Issue: 23 Monday, October 23, 2006
Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice told a group of Palestinian supporters last week that, “there could be no greater legacy for America than to help to bring into being a Palestinian state.”
Doesn’t she have anybody to screen her speeches? Is it possible that Secretary Rice doesn’t speak English? Or does she believe nobody pays any attention to what she is saying, as long as she uses a lot of words in the process?
It is fair to say that the Palestinian people have finally come up with a way to distinguish themselves as a ‘people’ in their own right, rather than simply being displaced Arabs with no other homeland that will claim them.
They are the most overtly pro-jihad, terrorist society in the world, exceeding even Iran in their devotion to the cause of ‘Death to Israel’.
And now the Secretary of State is pronouncing the establishment of a pro-jihad terrorist state as America’s potentially greatest legacy?
Greater than, say, the US salvation of Europe from the Kaiser and the Ottoman Empire in 1917-1918? A greater legacy than saving the world from the Nazis and Imperial Japanese in 1945?
The establishment of a Palestinian state run by an openly terrorist government freely elected by an openly terrorist populace would be a greater legacy than the Marshall Plan that turned the losers of World War II into two of the world’s most prosperous democracies?
This would be a Palestinian state dedicated to Israel’s destruction. Hamas was elected in what were unarguably free elections. There was no hint of scandal — it was a triumph for the exporters of American democratic principles abroad.
Given the choices between the allegedly ‘moderate’ former PLO terrorist Mahmoud Abbas, and the overtly, proudly terrorist Hamas, who ran on an uncompromising platform of annihilating Israel, the Palestinian ‘people’ chose Hamas.
Faced with a choice, the Palestinian voters picked the most ardent and committed Jew-haters and America-haters.
Of that people, (the ones who elected Hamas) Dr. Rice said — out loud — that “there could be no greater legacy for America than to help to bring into being a Palestinian state.”
I’m not making this up.
“Our cause is liberation from occupation,” Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said in a speech marking the end of Ramadan. “It is a cause of Jerusalem, the land, the state, prisoners and refugees.”
In the aftermath of Pope Benedict XVI s speech at a Bavarian university, which included a quote by a 14th century Byzantine emperor, the state-run television station of the Palestinian Authority described the pontiff as arrogant, stupid, and criminal. The pope will be judged by Allah on the day when eyes stare in terror, the jihad network predicted.
This year, Secretary Rice pressured Israel into turning over checkpoints on the Gaza/Sinai border to a joint force of Palestinians and Egyptians. Since then, Palestinian terrorists have smuggled 15 tons of explosives over the border, as well as quantities of rifles, ammunition, rockets and other weapons and munitions.
Now she wants the U.S. to fund an expansion of Abbas s Presidential Guard from 2,500 to 6,000 troops. She also wants Israel to approve the transfer of additional weapons to the ironically misnamed Palestinian security forces.
The state Secretary Rice says will be America’s greatest legacy will either be run by Hamas (if democracy is allowed to operate unfettered) or by Mahmoud Abbas, the head of Fatah.
The Palestinian Martryr’s Brigades are responsible for every suicide bombing inside Israel in the last two years. Rice s State Department considers the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades a terrorist group.
Members of the Brigades are members of Fatah. It was started by Arafat. When they overran Fatah headquarters in 2003, the Israelis discovered documentation that the party had recently transferred $50,000 to the Brigades.
The Palestinian Martryr’s Brigages are now under Abbas’ command. Everybody knows it. Abbas has authorized the payment of annuities to the families of suicide bombers.
Of both Hamas and the Brigades, Rice s favorite Palestinian politician says, Israel calls them terrorists, we call them strugglers. Also, Allah loves the martyr.
Handing over a state to these deranged lunatics will be America’s greatest legacy?
The prophet Zechariah says that in the last days, God will make Jerusalem a ‘cup of trembling’ and a ‘burdensome stone’ and warns that ‘all the nations that burden themselves with her will be cut in pieces’. [Zechariah 12:2-3)
The collective madness of the world’s power-brokers, as expressed by Condi Rice’s pronouncement of the establishment of a terrorist state dedicated to Israel’s destruction next door to Israel as America’s greatest legacy, gives new dimension to the whole ‘cup of trembling’ theme.
It is incomprehensible that anyone would believe peace could result from granting statehood to unrepentent terrorists. It defies the imagination to think that Condi Rice could believe the majority of Palestinians (who elected Hamas) are really just seeking peaceful coexistence with Israel.
In recent opinion polls, 61 percent of Palestinians supported suicide bombings and terrorism, 56 percent favored rocket attacks on civilian targets, 75 percent endorsed the kidnapping of Israeli soldiers (which sparked a mini-war on Israel s northern border in July and August), and 97 percent were pro-Hezbollah.
This is not a secret. The United States government knows how to read polls and how to interpret them. That is how they GOT to be the United States government.
The only conclusion that makes any sense is that the administration is the one outlined by Zechariah.
Fear of Islam. (The cup of trembling.) The administration is trying to appease world wide Islam by siding with the Palestinians.
The main reason given for the war on terror is US support for Israel with its capital at Jerusalem.
Although the US ‘burdened’ ITSELF with Israel, the subsequent Islamic war against the West resulted in the very real prospect of America and the Western democracies being ‘cut in pieces’ — both politically and literally.
Consequently, Israeli aspirations of Jerusalem as her eternal capital have become a burdensome stone ‘for all people’. The US would like to relieve the West of its burden.
So much so that Condi Rice considers dividing Jerusalem between the Jews and the terrorists America’s greatest potential legacy.
“And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.” (Luke 21:28)