Thursday, December 4, 2008

A PLO of Shame

By Khalid Amayreh

"......Today, the PLO is a house of shame and ill-repute. It is an organization that has allowed itself to be used as a tool of repression against the very people it claims to be serving.

It is an organization that gives treason and national apostasy a legitimate face and an acceptable façade. It is an entity whose behavior and conduct constitute the exact anti-thesis of the authentic PLO of the past which, more or less, represented the national Palestinian consensus.

Indeed, free-minded Palestinians, who won’t be intimidated by big sticks or bribed by the carrots into joining the chorus of lies of the neo-Oslo gang, have the right to ask whether it is morally right to give loyalty to an organization whose leaders are saying aloud that Israel is not the enemy and occupier and that both Israelis and Palestinians have one enemy, it is Islam and Hamas?

In recent weeks and months, the PLO has been working in close concert with the Israeli occupation army to torment Palestinians, raid their homes in the dead of night, and close down charitable institutions and orphanages.

This is not to mention the rampant acts of torture the PLO has been shamelessly performing on Palestinians who refuse to inform on resistance fighters or hand-over their resistance weapons.

In short, the PLO whose raison d’être was once the liberation of Palestine from the nefarious Israeli occupation has nearly disappeared, and is being replaced by an effeminate PLO that is very much a tool of the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people.

Recently, Chairman Abbas gave a speech before the PLO Central Council in Ramallah which he argued that who ever wants to join the PLO must accept it as it is.

Well, let the PLO then go to hell because the Palestinian masses are not willing to accept a thoroughly corrupt organization that has become a repression sub-contractor working for the Israeli army.

Yes, the Palestinian people are not and will not lend their support to an organization that is at Israel’s beck and call, an organization that receives vehicles and arms and money from the CIA and American puppet regimes in the region, for the purpose of fighting and tormenting patriotic Palestinians on Israel’s behalf.

Such an organization is a house of shame; it is a disgrace upon the Palestinian people and their enduring just cause. It is a cancer upon the conscience of Palestinian struggle for justice, freedom and independence. The martyrs, tens of thousands of them, are moving in their graves, seeing this PLO becoming an enemy of Palestine.

This organization no longer represents the Palestinian people since it has become very much like a small company run be a number of money-grabbing careerists who don’t hesitate to sell out our national rights and national honor in return for some American dollars and European Euros.

Hence, it is imperative that free, patriotic Palestinians, from all factions, including Fatah, as well as independents, embark immediately on the paramount task of reforming the PLO.

And in case this task proves to be too complicated due to the expected dogged resistance of the corrupt old guard, then a new body would have to be created, a body that would move the Palestinian cause and the Palestinian will from the Israeli-American sphere of influence.

Otherwise, we will end up having a PLO that is no better than the infamous village league of Menachem Milson of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Well, isn’t the PLO already there?"

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