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Bush's Dream: Defang and Subjugate Palestine. Liquidate the Islamic Resistance
Use Israel to control a sanitized "Palestinian State": Re-Colonize the Entire Arab World
A Look at the Sharon Plan in Action in the name of a President Helpless in Jewish hands

"The crowd grew louder - ‘HAIL TO THE THIEF!' .... Sadder still were the 154 million of us who had not voted for him. In a nation of 200 million voters, I would say we constitute the majority." ["A Very American Coup" in Stupid White Men by Michael Moore, p. 14 and 15.]

Most commentators on President Bush's speech of June 24, 2002 focused on his apparent desire to get rid of Arafat and to redesign the entire Palestinian Authority structure in a way directly beneficial to Israel's future. They missed WHY Bush wants to carry out these reforms. It's the WHY which is the key to understanding the speech.

The real target of Bush's speech is the Islamic resistance which makes subjugation of Palestine impossible. He made it very clear who are the terrorists in his view. Said Bush:

"Every nation actually committed to peace will stop the flow of money, equipment and recruits to terrorist groups seeking the destruction of Israel, including Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah." (Page 3 of Bush speech transcript issued by IAP.)

When Bush says "terror" or "terrorist", he is echoing Sharon and Netanyahoo. These words are thinly veiled code for Islamic resistance. As Palestinian writer Mazin Qumsiyeh noted, the Bush speech mentioned "terror" or "terrorism" against Israel 18 times but Israeli terrorism against Palestinian Muslims and Christians ZERO times. Qumsiyeh also noted that the 1867 word speech referred to INTERNATIONAL LAW, HUMAN RIGHTS and U.S. TAX FUNDING OF Israel ZERO times.

The Bush speech focuses on the purposes of the to-be-reformulated Palestinian Authority.
1. It will work with Israel, Egypt and Jordan "on security." Egypt and Jordan have crushed the Islamic movement. Egypt has 60,000 political prisoners (the most recent arrests were members of Hizbut Tahrir) while Jordan routinely executes Islamic dissidents.

2. The CIA and FBI will be brought in to crush Palestinian resistance. This was a requirement in the Mitchell plan too. Now Bush himself makes it explicit. In his words, the Palestinian Authority, as re-constituted, "will require an externally supervised effort to rebuild and reform the Palestinian security services."

3. The new puppets will carry out Bush's orders. Otherwise he will not support a "Palestinian state." And what are those orders? "... The United States will not support the establishment of a Palestinian state until its leaders engage in a sustained fight against terrorists and dismantle their infrastructure." Thus Bush's version of a Palestinian state is that of a police force under the CIA's orders hired to liquidate all Islamic activists and Christians who do not recognize Israel.

4. Mr. Bush recognizes that no Muslim nation will voluntarily destroy its soul, that is the Islamic resistance. He realizes that massive funding will be required to hire mercenaries and collaborators and to build institutions where their families can live comfortably after the Muslims have been slaughtered. (This is again the Egyptian model where Hosni Mubarak and his family have become among the richest people in the middle east while most Egyptians live in abject poverty.) Mr. Bush promises his future puppets that he and his agencies will provide the required funding. He specifically mentions the World Bank and IMF. (P.2)

5. What role does Bush envisage for the rest of the Arab world, Africa and the Muslim world in general?
5a. "Every leader" must denounce "homicide bombings." Thus the people's resistance against Jewish occupation forces has to be declared criminal activity.
5b. Bush sees all countries in the middle east accepting subservience to Israel. At his orders (whether they like it or not), "Arab states will be expected to build closer ties of diplomacy and commerce with Israel."
5c. If they don't accept Israeli dominance? Then they will be seen as supporting terrorism and Bush reminds them that they are "either with us or against us." [For Bush, the doctrine of neutrality has become irrelevant.]

STRATEGIC BLUNDER: Mr. Bush, under Jewish tutelage, is leading America down a road which can only lead to America's isolation and, over an extended period of time, defeat. America is still not hated by the Muslim masses. Muslims have largely been peaceful in their denunciations of the U.S. "war against terror." Most Muslims, based on numerous surveys, including those carried out by American agencies, support Osama bin Laden and the Taliban. They see Bush and Sharon as aggressors BUT THEY HAVE AVOIDED TAKING PHYSICAL STEPS AGAINST THE U.S. presence. American reports indicate that thousands of young people from just about every country physically joined Osama Bin Laden. The Al-Qaidah prisoners taken by the U.S. are from 100 countries.

If Bush continues on the path chosen for him by Sharon and the Jewish lobby in America, Muslims joining Osama with physical intent to fight America could number in millions in the next ten years.

With his denunciation of HAMAS, ISLAMIC JIHAD and HIZBULLAH, Bush has served notice that for him every Islamic fighter is a "terrorist." These are popular, authentic resistance movements and no one worth the name of Muslim considers them terrorists.

In Pakistan, Bush has denounced Lashkare Taiba and Harakatul Mujahideen (in previous speeches). In Egypt, he considers al-Gamaa al-Islamiyya "terrorist." In Uzbekistan, he supports torture and liquidation of Hizbut Tahrir. In Tunisia and Algeria, criminal regimes involved in massive human rights violations have Bush's support. Somalia, Yemen and Sudan also have tremendous U.S. pressure on them to sell themselves to the "crush Islam" movement.

Only the Iraqi ruler stands defiant and the U.S. is openly preparing military and CIA forces for his overthrow.

If everywhere repression is working and the activists are being targeted, why do we call Bush's Sharon plan a blunder? The answer is that MOST MUSLIMS ARE AT THE BRINK of joining the Islamic movement. They need a little push. If thousands of ordinary Muslims are rounded up, if the U.S openly joins Sharon in crushing Palestinians, that would be the catalyst the Muslim world needs. Most Muslims have simple-mindedly seen America as an "honest broker." Bush is working hard to disillusion them. For the Islamic movement, that is great help.
Clinton and Rabin were much better at fooling people. With Bush, there can only be more and more awakening and understanding. Should we say "thank you Bush?"

2002-06-26 Wed 09:06ct