Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The Covert War in Palestine

/ making civil wars /
A small price (for others) to pay for building democracy no doubt:
The Gaza Bombshell:
"Vanity Fair has obtained confidential documents, since corroborated by sources in the U.S. and Palestine, which lay bare a covert initiative, approved by Bush and implemented by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Deputy National Security Adviser Elliott Abrams, to provoke a Palestinian civil war. The plan was for forces led by Dahlan, and armed with new weapons supplied at America’s behest, to give Fatah the muscle it needed to remove the democratically elected Hamas-led government from power. (The State Department declined to comment.)

But the secret plan backfired, resulting in a further setback for American foreign policy under Bush. Instead of driving its enemies out of power, the U.S.-backed Fatah fighters inadvertently provoked Hamas to seize total control of Gaza."

1 comment:

Renegade Eye said...

Very interesting post. I'm sure you thought the US was behind the Palestinian riffs, but now it's in writing.

I think the national question ultimately is a question of bread. The Palestinian state, is situated without national resources, and can be shut down by Israel at will.


Islamists and nationalists can't give Palestinians what they need, nor can Zionists give Jewisthe security they want.