Friday, June 3, 2011

Defund the Palestinian Authority Until Hamas is No Longer a Partner

The Palestinian Authority’s ruling Fatah party signed a “unity” agreement with Hamas on May 4th of this year in Cairo in order to share governing power of the Palestinian territories with this terrorist group.  And make no mistake, Hamas is an unapologetic terrorist organization as recognized by the United States and the European Union.  The very charter of the Hamas organization calls for the complete destruction of Israel and the killing of Jews wherever they might be found.

Secretary of State Hilary Clinton summed up longstanding United States policy when she stated in 2009 that, "We will not deal with nor in any way fund a Palestinian government that includes Hamas unless and until Hamas has renounced violence, recognized Israel and agreed to follow previous obligations of the Palestinian authority."

Despite this unambiguous and principled stand, the United States is continuing its funding of the Palestinian Authority and its terrorist-partner-in-governing Hamas.  To make matters even worse, President Obama has encouraged Israel to continue to negotiate peace with the Palestinians, beginning with the supposition of a return to the 1967 borders for Israel as a starting point for all negotiations.  This is an egregious abrogation of support of our ally Israel, and places them in an untenable position.  Why would we endanger the very existence of our ally Israel and further abandon our own policy regarding Hamas, as stated by our Secretary of State? 

When this unity agreement was originally signed, President Obama should have immediately come out that day and stated that ALL funding of the Palestinian Authority would cease immediately and indefinitely until such a time that Hamas was no longer a governing partner nor had any operational influence in the governing of the Palestinian people.  By not doing so, and in continuing to fund the Palestinian Authority, we are further undermining our ally Israel and loudly making the pernicious statement to Hamas that terrorism does indeed work.

Now is NOT the time for politics, Mr. President.  Slick talk and ambiguous statements and excuses are not what is needed right now.  To continue to ignore this terroristic partnership is to further erode the chance for a real and true Middle East peace and to further encourage and empower the terrorists who have never wanted peace with Israel.

The excellent organization named Christians United for Israel has created a petition asking President Obama to support our ally Israel and remove U.S. funding from the Palestinian Authority until Hamas is no longer a partner with them.  I would encourage you to please click here now to demand that President Obama immediately isolate Hamas by adding your name to this petition.  Violence and terrorism cannot ever be rewarded.


John Myste said...

The fact that Israel is our ally, is irrelevant. Were we not imperialistic-minded, we would not have Israel as an ally.

However, I do agree that just about no one in America is rational about the Israeli rock and a hard place, and Israel did not create the rock or the hard the hard place. The fact that we deny the threat to their existence, a real threat that we promote in our assumption of the "correct" handing of the Palestinian situation, is reason enough for us to stop pressuring Israel.

We are not being honest when we tell them to fall on their sword in the interest of peace. Since when have we done this?

T. Paine said...

John, other than you imperialistic America comment, I wholeheartedly agree with your statement there, sir.

I am curious though, is there an official list of nations that are subjects of the American empire, just so that I will know going forward now?

John Myste said...

Answer Part I:

Imperialism is the desire to control the other cultures. I do not rate it by its success. As you requested, I will try to list the nations in our radar for this purpose in alphabetical order (we have not fully subjugated all of these, but we would like to):

John Myste said...

Answer Part II:

1 Afghanistan
2 Akrotiri
3 Albania
4 Algeria
5 American Samoa
6 Andorra
7 Angola
8 Anguilla
9 Antarctica
10 Antigua and Barbuda
11 Argentina
12 Armenia
13 Aruba
14 Ashmore and Cartier Islands
15 Australia
16 Austria
17 Azerbaijan
18 Bahamas, The
19 Bahrain
20 Bangladesh
21 Barbados
22 Bassas da India
23 Belarus
24 Belgium
25 Belize
26 Benin
27 Bermuda
28 Bhutan
29 Bolivia
30 Bosnia and Herzegovina
31 Botswana
32 Bouvet Island
33 Brazil
34 British Indian Ocean Territory
35 British Virgin Islands
36 Brunei
37 Bulgaria
38 Burkina Faso
39 Burma
40 Burundi
41 Cambodia
42 Cameroon
43 Canada
44 Cape Verde
45 Cayman Islands
46 Central African Republic
47 Chad
48 Chile
49 China
50 Christmas Island
51 Clipperton Island
52 Cocos (Keeling) Islands
53 Colombia
54 Comoros
55 Congo, Democratic Republic of the
56 Congo, Republic of the
57 Cook Islands
58 Coral Sea Islands
59 Costa Rica
60 Cote d'Ivoire
61 Croatia
62 Cuba
63 Cyprus
64 Czech Republic
65 Denmark
66 Dhekelia
67 Djibouti
68 Dominica
69 Dominican Republic
70 Ecuador
71 Egypt
72 El Salvador
73 Equatorial Guinea
74 Eritrea
75 Estonia
76 Ethiopia
77 Europa Island
78 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
79 Faroe Islands
80 Fiji
81 Finland
82 France
83 French Guiana
84 French Polynesia
85 French Southern and Antarctic Lands
86 Gabon
87 Gambia, The
88 Gaza Strip
89 Georgia
90 Germany
91 Ghana
92 Gibraltar
93 Glorioso Islands
94 Greece
95 Greenland
96 Grenada
97 Guadeloupe
98 Guam
99 Guatemala
100 Guernsey
101 Guinea
102 Guinea-Bissau
103 Guyana
104 Haiti
105 Heard Island and McDonald Islands
106 Holy See (Vatican City)
107 Honduras
108 Hong Kong
109 Hungary
110 Iceland
111 India
112 Indonesia
113 Iran
114 Iraq
115 Ireland
116 Isle of Man
117 Israel
118 Italy
119 Jamaica
120 Jan Mayen
121 Japan
122 Jersey
123 Jordan
124 Juan de Nova Island
125 Kazakhstan
126 Kenya
127 Kiribati
128 Korea, North
129 Korea, South
130 Kuwait
131 Kyrgyzstan
132 Laos
133 Latvia
134 Lebanon
135 Lesotho
136 Liberia
137 Libya
138 Liechtenstein
139 Lithuania
140 Luxembourg
141 Macau
142 Macedonia
143 Madagascar
144 Malawi
145 Malaysia
146 Maldives
147 Mali
148 Malta
149 Marshall Islands
150 Martinique

John Myste said...

Answer Part LAST:

151 Mauritania
152 Mauritius
153 Mayotte
154 Mexico
155 Micronesia, Federated States of
156 Moldova
157 Monaco
158 Mongolia
159 Montserrat
160 Morocco
161 Mozambique
162 Namibia
163 Nauru
164 Navassa Island
165 Nepal
166 Netherlands
167 Netherlands Antilles
168 New Caledonia
169 New Zealand
170 Nicaragua
171 Niger
172 Nigeria
173 Niue
174 Norfolk Island
175 Northern Mariana Islands
176 Norway
177 Oman
178 Pakistan
179 Palau
180 Panama
181 Papua New Guinea
182 Paracel Islands
183 Paraguay
184 Peru
185 Philippines
186 Pitcairn Islands
187 Poland
188 Portugal
189 Puerto Rico
190 Qatar
191 Reunion
192 Romania
193 Russia
194 Rwanda
195 Saint Helena
196 Saint Kitts and Nevis
197 Saint Lucia
198 Saint Pierre and Miquelon
199 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
200 Samoa
201 San Marino
202 Sao Tome and Principe
203 Saudi Arabia
204 Senegal
205 Serbia and Montenegro
206 Seychelles
207 Sierra Leone
208 Singapore
209 Slovakia
210 Slovenia
211 Solomon Islands
212 Somalia
213 South Africa
214 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
215 Spain
216 Spratly Islands
217 Sri Lanka
218 Sudan
219 Suriname
220 Svalbard
221 Swaziland
222 Sweden
223 Switzerland
224 Syria
225 Taiwan
226 Tajikistan
227 Tanzania
228 Thailand
229 Timor-Leste
230 Togo
231 Tokelau
232 Tonga
233 Trinidad and Tobago
234 Tromelin Island
235 Tunisia
236 Turkey
237 Turkmenistan
238 Turks and Caicos Islands
239 Tuvalu
240 Uganda
241 Ukraine
242 United Arab Emirates
243 United Kingdom
244 Uruguay
245 Uzbekistan
246 Vanuatu
247 Venezuela
248 Vietnam
249 Virgin Islands
250 Wake Island
251 Wallis and Futuna
252 West Bank
253 Western Sahara
254 Yemen
255 Zambia
256 Zimbabwe

T. Paine said...

I immediately started laughing after seeing the top part of your list, because I KNEW what you were doing.

My response is, this would be a far better world with greater freedoms and economic prosperity for all if indeed these countries were to fall under the non-existent American empire.

Further, I am shocked at the audacity of you to include Azerbaijan in your list, regardless.

The Baku government there has been playing America for years since the fall of the iron curtain. They pretend to be friendly to us just to annoy their former Soviet masters and to keep the Iranian mullahs vexed. They are simply using us to expand THEIR empire, I would submit to you! ;)