Friday, October 06, 2006

Abbas Tells Condi, Palestinian Authority
Will Recognize Israel
Says Opposite On Palestinian Authority TV

This is the kind of duplicitous game the Palestinians have been playing for years now. They tell the West they want peace, but meanwhile they foment hatred and war in the hearts of their people.

They don't want peace. They want to destroy Israel. That's why the official charters of both the Palestinian Authority and Hamas both call for the destruction of Israel. They make it clear enough, why is it that the American government and the United Nations don't believe them when they say it? Why is it that the governments of the world believe the sweet silly songs of peace, when the anthems of war are so much more brutal and clear?

Well, check this out:

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said this week he would ‘fire Hamas’ if the terror group won’t recognize Israel, but sang a different tune on PA TV.

Abbas convinced U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that he is sincere in his commitment to force the PA government to formally acknowledge the Jewish State’s right to exist, said the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) Thursday.

On PA TV, however, Abbas said “It is not required of Hamas, or of Fatah, or of the Popular Front to recognize Israel.” Abbas is the head of the Fatah party and terror organization, which is currently the minority faction in the PA legislature.

“I do not demand of Hamas nor any other to recognize Israel,” said Abbas in Arabic, “but from the government that works with Israelis in day to day life, yes.”

Rice said she was impressed with the PA leader’s political acumen after their meeting this week. “We have great admiration for you and your leadership,” she said, and committed the U.S. to “redouble efforts” to help PA Arabs.

I don't believe Condoleeza Rice is so stupid as to not be hip to the game Abbas is playing. For God's sake, I got hip to it several years ago, and I have never taken a political science class in my life. How could I be more sophisticated than our Secretary of State?

The answer is, I'm not. The answer is, she is lying to herself, and thus, to us as well. She wants to believe that peace can be created through an open dialogue. That is not true, however, when the dialogue is as forked as a snakes tongue.