Beyond the Cusp

March 20, 2014

Abbas’s Brazen Hypocrisy Displayed and Nobody Cares to Notice

Whenever Palestinian Chairman Mahmoud Abbas speaks either to the press or to leaders of nations, NGOs, the United Nations or any other groups or individuals he will phrase everything in one of three basic references. He will speak of what he demands of Israel in order for any further negotiations to be held. He talks about how Israel will display their insincerity should they not meet making some sacrifice that he had demanded just to get him to the table. Or finally he will talk of how Israel is denying the Palestinian Authority of financial funding by some horrid conspiracy and how the rest of the world is obligated to pour more billions, if not trillions, of dollars or shekels or name your favorite currency and how it is urgent that those funds appear immediately or there will be Palestinians who will not receive their salaries. These are the only subjects which appear to excite Abbas. The one item he never speaks of except to tie it to demands for funds or demand Israel meet or grant concessions if they are serious about peace is peace or even peace at all. The one item everyone can be assured of is that Mahmoud Abbas is not about peace, he is about cash on the barrel and as much as he can divert to his and his closest fellow thieves accounts. Abbas is also about travelling the world and staying in the finest hotels, which is understandable as if you are going to pretend to be the leader of a nation that has a history going back nine-thousand years and are the descendants of, pending which version of history the Palestinian leadership is selling this week, the Canaanites or the Amalekites, two not quite civil civilizations which according to ever accounting of history completely disappeared leaving no survivors, you can expect to stay in the finest hotels.


The latest examples of Mahmoud Abbas speaking only of demands and expectations he has of Israel and the rest of the world and never about what he and the Palestinians can do in the name of peace was on display as he spoke to President Obama this past week. He spent an inordinate amount of time repeating how if Israel did not release the final twenty-plus terrorist murderers that such defiance and promise breaking would be the final and absolute proof that Israel does not desire peace. Of course there was no mention about his statements for the past month where he repeatedly swore he was only remaining in the negotiations until the last set of terrorist murderers, he calls them heroes, are released and then he will walk out of the talks as he will have received what he demanded and thus there would be no more reason to continue the façade of negotiating with Israel. Then Abbas switched to answer President Obama’s query as to what it would take for Abbas to continue to negotiate where he had an answer at the ready. All he demanded is that Israel makes further releases of terrorists including two of the most heinous terror masters serving multiple life sentences for their planning and executing the murders of tens if not hundreds of Israeli civilians including infants as well as men, women and children. But Abbas was not finished; he also demanded that the United States once again force a building freeze on Israel which was of little surprise as he has been whining that Secretary of State Kerry should force a building freeze on the Israelis since the start of this round of negotiations. The incessant demand for a building freeze by Abbas eventually irked Secretary Kerry to the point he actually made a point of castigating Abbas in a news conference when asked how the peace talks were preceding.


There are two things which Mahmoud Abbas will never permit as long as he has breath within his body. The first is an election where he has to compete to keep his elected office as he is fully aware that he would lose and lose big. The second is agree to any peace agreement no matter how generous the Israeli offer which he has proven by refusing the offer from Ehud Olmert when he agreed to present the terms written and offered by President William Jefferson Clinton. Abbas not only refused that offer once but also refused to even consider the follow-up offer which President Clinton pressed the Israelis to allow as he was determined to reach a peace agreement no matter the cost before he left office a few weeks later. The one item that President Clinton, to his credit, would not present was the only item Abbas might accept, the end of Israel as a Jewish State by allowing the full so-called “right of return” for over five-million Arab refugees who are mostly descendants of those Arabs who fled Israel mostly at the behest of the Mufti of Jerusalem to further the ability of numerous Arab nations’ armies who were to attack and destroy the newly declared state of Israel in 1948. They failed.


Many wonder why Abbas refuses to even consider any proposal for peace and the answer is the same as it is for why he also refuses to hold elections. Mahmoud Abbas does not wish to die. There, I’ve said the supposedly unspeakable, well, at least not in polite society. He is aware that if he allows an election that Hamas is very likely to win and replace him and then remove any possibility that he might cause problems later. Abbas was further reminded that this would be his fate after Hamas took control of Gaza in a coup and dealt with many of the Fatah and Palestinian Authority leadership from Gaza by giving them a shove enabling them to reach the ground from the top of fourteen story buildings without using the stairs or elevators. Abbas really desires to avoid such an event in his future. The same exact motivation drives Mahmoud Abbas’s phobia against reaching a peace with Israel. He was given a taste of what peace with Israel would mean for his life expectancy when Hamas took control of Gaza soon after the Israelis withdrew all the Jewish residents and the IDF soldiers in the disengagement in 2005 under Prime Minister Sharon. The horrid display of barbarism from Hamas in ridding Gaza of any vestiges of Fatah or Palestinian Authority would frighten any sane human being, yet it also managed to frighten Abbas as well. Abbas is always full of demands but will never, on his life, accept any peace agreement and that would be till death does he depart.


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  1. Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.


    Comment by OyiaBrown — March 20, 2014 @ 4:47 AM | Reply

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