Monday, January 7, 2008
A Great Comment
By Khalid Amayreh in Occupied E. Jerusalem
"President Bush, the notorious liar of Washington, is about to embark on a four-day visit to the Middle East, a region that has suffered immensely and continues to suffer as a direct result of his stupid and criminal policies.
The declared aim of the visit is to advance the prospects of peace between an obviously insolent Israel, whose leaders are convinced that the Jewish lobby controls America from coast to coast, and a pathetic Palestinian Authority (PA) that increasingly resembles the Jewish “judenrate” under the Nazis during WWII.
However, it is widely believed that the real goal behind the visit is to instigate, or more correctly, bully Arab states, especially in the Gulf region, to take a more hostile approach toward Iran, all in the service of Israeli interests and to ensure Israel’s regional military and strategic supremacy.
Bush knows quite well that many people around the world, including American puppet regimes in the Arab world, are no longer willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, at least with regard to Iran’s alleged military nuclear program.
Indeed, the recent publication in Washington of the intelligence report on Iran, which established that the Iranian government had actually terminated a non-civilian nuclear program in 2003, has greatly embarrassed Bush and his administration and infuriated the gung-ho Zionist circles which had been aggressively pushing Washington to invade or even nuke Iran.
Hence, the present attempt by Bush to re-establish the anti-Iran coalition on behalf of Israel.
In Israel, Bush will try to sound more Zionist than Herzl and more Israeli than Olmert. He will reiterate America’s “iron-clad” commitment to Israel’s security, irrespective of how many new Jewish-only settlements the Olmert government is building and planning to build in the West Bank. (The Israeli Defense Ministry is refusing to release a confidential report on settlement expansion lest this hurt Israel’s image)!!
He will tell Israeli leaders that America fully supports demands that the Palestinians should recognize Israel as a “Jewish state” whereby Israeli citizens who don’t follow the Jewish faith, e.g. Christians and Muslims, are treated as children of a lesser God and even as temporary citizens because they don’t belong to the “holy tribe.”
He might also reassert the pledges he had made to the now-comatose former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that Israel could keep the major colonies established on occupied Palestinian land since 1967. Bush is likely to do this rather nonchalantly, and with shamelessly wide-open eyes, as if the West Bank were part of the Bush’s family estate in Texas.
And, of course, he will not forget to laud Israel for murdering as many as 30 Palestinians and maiming numerous others since the beginning of 2008…”because Israel has the right to defend itself.”
From West Jerusalem, Bush will travel to Ramallah to meet with PA leaders who can no longer distinguish between empty posturing and an honest, genuine commitment to peace and justice based on international law.
There, Bush will parrot his proverbial vision about seeing two states, Palestine and Israel, living side by side, in peace. Well, isn’t the President a man of vision after all? Didn’t he claim that the Almighty told him to do what he did in Iraq and Afghanistan!!!
The President will also seek to assure Abbas and his careerist hangers-on that the contemplated Palestinian state, or state-let, is going to be “viable,” but without telling them what “viability” will mean in real terms.
Finally, Bush will travel to Bethlehem for a spiritual encounter with the aura of Jesus Christ, when in fact Bush’s evil discourse ever since his inauspicious arrival at the White house seven years ago constitutes the exact antithesis of everything that Jesus preached. Indeed, Bush’s behaviors and acts are a cancer upon the conscience of Christianity. Undoubtedly, Jesus will not be proud of George Bush just as Muhammed, the Prophet of Islam, won’t be proud of those who kill innocent people in the name of Islam.
At the street level, Bush is going to meet the same reception any liar and criminal would deserve. We are talking, after all, about a man who invaded, occupied and destroyed two sovereign nations, and killed or caused the death of a million human beings, based on lies.
We are talking about a man who created millions of orphans and widows and bereaved people, thanks to wicked policies based on ignorance, mendacity, hate, racism and bellicosity. A man who has morphed the United States into a police state whose name is now associated with torture, renditions, Guantanamo, and Abu Ghreib.
Bush is a little man, but a big evil. In 2006, he and his administration pushed the Palestinian Authority to organize general elections in the hope that the polls would produce a quisling-like government that would accommodate Israel’s territorial expansion designs and ambitions.
However, when the Palestinian masses disappointed him by choosing a national government that refused to recognize the Israeli occupation and give up Palestinian rights, Bush enlisted the entire world against the newly democratically-elected government, pushing hundreds of thousands of innocent Palestinians to the brink of poverty and starvation.
Eventually, Bush’s policies led to a real implosion within the Palestinian society, unprecedented in its harshness since the Nakba or catastrophe of 1948, as American-armed and American-financed agents sought to decapitate Hamas, forcing the Islamic movement to root out America’s agents from the Gaza Strip.
Then, Bush, a man who has the tongue of a Judas, the heart of a Hitler, and the mind of an imbecile, acquiesced to the Nazi-like blockade the Judeo-Nazi regime of Israel has been imposing on 1.5 million Gazans, ostensibly for the purpose of bullying them to turn against the Hamas-led government.
This is the same Bush who continues to speak about “peace” between Israel and the Palestinians while keeping silent in the face of unrelenting Israeli settlement expansion which flies in the face of everything said during the recent Annapolis conference in Maryland.
So, how could a man as such be trusted, or even respected?
How could any dignified Palestinian, Arab, or Muslim, or even any human being of conscious, accord respect to such a man?
In truth, George Bush reflects and epitomizes the moral decadence of our time. This is why he is unwelcome in this land."