The new whitewash of Amerika’s role in the world

The Jerusalem Post has reported on remarks by Palestinian Saeb Erekat:


“‘That can be argued, but another argument in the science of negotiations is that proximity is when two sides exhaust everything they have – they have turned over every stone, they cannot conclude what they are trying to achieve. Then comes a third party to do four tasks: to go between, to facilitate, to arbitrate and to mediate,’ he asserted.

“In the end, though, it is up to the two parties to make the decision.'”(1)

Saeb Erekat’s job is negotiator in the Palestine-I$rael conflict, and so what he says might be interpreted in that context. However, recently Egyptian writers have also echoed the above idea, which came from Obama, who let himself and the Congress off the hook when he said Palestinians and I$raelis “have their own reasons” for not making peace.

This is a falsehood. The United $tates is currently honoring the I$raeli siege of Gaza and dishonoring the Palestinian state’s borders and personnel. No one can say if “every stone” has been turned over when the United $tates continues to deliver bombers to I$rael. No one can say what would have happened had U.$. imperialism cut off supplies to I$rael and opened up trade with Gaza. So one cannot say “every stone” has been turned over in the search for peace and one cannot say what would have happened had such stones been turned over. Obama and his racist extremist backers seek to blame the Palestinians for not desiring peace in order to whitewash their own position and inertia.

Even more importantly, this is a bad example to set for the world. There are countless ethnic conflict situations that do not become wars, but eventually get pushed over the edge by outside imperialist interference. Iraq is one of those where there was no daily fighting between religious groups before the United $tates landed. Yet once the U.$. imperialists become involved there becomes a question of degrees of lackeydom. There will be those who take salaries from the oppressor and suddenly see nothing wrong with the oppressor. Conflict ensues then not just with Amerikkka, but with lackeys of Amerikkka.

Third World observer:
The Yankee has occupied my country and destroyed the government.

Yankee:
Why are you fighting and creating disorder?

Third World observer:
My people are fleeing the country.

Yankee:
Why do you enter my country?

Third World observer:
The Yankee has given visas and scholarships to create a “brain drain.”

Yankee:
Why did you take the scholarship? Where’s your blood certificate?

Third World observer:
The Yankee has taken away the scholarship, but he says intermarriage is legal in his great country of freedom.

Yankee:
Why are you looking at our women?

Third World observer:
The Yankee has granted a post-doc.

Yankee:
It’s not racism. We just rescinded the post-doc and promoted the perpetrator to be president of a university.

Third World observer:
The Yankee is destroying businesses with rumors.

Yankee:
Why are you unemployed?

Yankee:
Say, do you have any kids you could spare? We need to invade another country like Iraq.

Note:
http://www.jpost.com/Home/Article.aspx?id=175731

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