[Marxism] U.S.: "Our fingers were crossed on Palestine aid"
shmage at pipeline.com
Tue Mar 17 20:35:22 MDT 2009
On Mar 17, 2009, at 9:33 PM, John wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-03-17 at 18:33 -0400, Shane Mage wrote:
>> This is the long-standing US/Quartet fortmula on dealing with Hamas
>> (including also adherence to standing Israel/Palestine agreements
>> Oslo) and Obama has consistently affirmed it. So nothing new there.
>> But it would give Hamas, were it a responsible Palestinian political
>> movement and not a sectarian Islamist group, the chance to seize and
>> keep the political high ground. Here's how:
>> The Palestinian Unity Government would issue this declaration--
>> --We recognize the right of Israel to exist within its
>> recognized boundaries** conformably to international law and all
>> applicable UN resolutions.
>> --We renounce violence as specified in the UN Charter but retain the
>> right, specified in that charter, of armed self-defense against
>> foreign incursion,
>> attack, or occupation.
>> --We adhere to all Israel/Palestine agreements in the firm
>> that Israel will immediately undo all its past violations of those
>> **(thus leaving open for negotiation whether those internationally
>> recognized boundaries are those of the 1947 UN decision or the de
>> facto 1967 boundaries.)
> But this would be a complete capitulation to the 2 state travesty. It
> would never bring a real resolution to the issue. Where would it leave
> Palestinian right of return, regardless of whether the borders were
> '47 or '67 ones.
The "right of return" is declared in the UN resolutions referred to.
And to reject a "two state travesty," with the Zionists holding to
their colonies with tooth and claw, is to postpone the right of the
Palestinians to govern themselves to the coming of Mesiach
> This cosmos did none of gods or men make, but it
> always was and is and shall be: an everlasting fire,
> kindling in measures and going out in measures."
> Herakleitos of Ephesos
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