Beyond the Cusp

May 20, 2017

With Abbas Just Wait and It Will Come


President Trump has confidence that his great abilities in business to have conquered, as well as written, “The Art of the Deal” and believes he has gained an opening towards an Arab-Israeli deal. President Trump has mentioned that Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has agreed to begin negotiations with Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu with no preconditions. President Trump has the particular pleasure of not knowing anything about the modus operandi (MO) of the PA and Muslims when negotiating with infidel. The very first thing President Trump is about to learn is, it is not only permissible for a Muslim to lie to an infidel when negotiating, it is a religious requirement. While PA leader Mahmoud Abbas may have promised to start negotiation without preconditions may be a fresh start for President Trump, we here at BTC have been down this path with Abbas before and with Arafat before him. When President Trump meets with Abbas during his upcoming trip, Abbas will wait until late in their meeting and apologize for bringing this little problem up which will need addressing before any negotiations can start. He will then speak of some Israeli requirements, which they must meet as were discussed before and Abbas will tell President Trump that he considers these points settled and will wait for Trump to assure that Israel meets these obligations. Prime Minister Netanyahu will then have the displeasure of informing President Trump that these demands have been made numerous times before and never been agreed upon by Israel, despite what Abbas may claim. Prime Minister Netanyahu will then need to explain that when Abbas said he would meet without preconditions, that did not mean he was willing to meet free of complications or demands that Israel surrender numerous points as a requirement for holding negotiations and for Abbas these are not preconditions, these are requirements. Further, President Trump must be shown how in the past that once Israel meets these demands, there will be more demands before every meeting and along every conceivable step in the process and these demands will continue until Israel finally has to refuse to meet one of the Abbas demands. President Trump should also be forewarned that at the point Israel finally says no more, that immediately afterwards the world media will be informed how it was Israel that refused to meet their obligations and that refusal was Israel destroying the negotiations, which were making such progress. Progress means Abbas was getting his demands met and the American President was being his tool with which to beat Israel into submission.


The Art of the Deal by Donald Trump

The Art of the Deal by Donald Trump


President Trump is about to face a new means of deal-making. The art of the deal in the Middle East is completely different from anything he has known since he moved from Brooklyn. This will be very similar to the turf wars of the President’s upbringing where borders were fluid and only the strong or the foolhardy dared speak. In the Middle East with Abbas, President Trump is regarded as a fool so willing and hungry to make a deal, any deal, for which he will force the Israelis to jump to anything Abbas demands just so he can have his signing on the White House lawn or at the United Nations before the General Assembly. President Trump is simply another idiot American all full of bluster and easily guided and tooled against Israel as Abbas can demand everything he desires as long as he makes them sound like the individual steps to a final deal and not just the steps for this opportunity to gain new concessions before walking away without giving up even a single point while pocketing at least all of Area B and half of Jerusalem drawing the line just as it was before the Six Day War allowing Abbas to prevent the Jews from even coming within sight of the Western Wall or the Old City when he closes half of Jerusalem to non-Muslims. Abbas desires gains of either these territorial gains or the release of a thousand terrorists, just not Marwan Barghouti, as he would be a challenge to Abbas remaining in power. We will not know which or what combination thereof of these types of demands we can expect, but we can know what will be the deal breaker which Abbas is already priming a way to phrase this demand such that it sounds all so reasonable. The main two are the demand for the pre-Six Day War lines without any changes and all Jews removed including half of Jerusalem or the release of all prisoners plus the repatriation of the refugees into their previous homes. What he will allow President Trump to believe is that these refugees are to be resettled in PA areas, but what Abbas means by bringing them home is resettlement within Green Line Israel with full citizenship immediately. Both of these demands are fully understood by Israel and are deal breakers which is why Abbas will demand them at some point and then scream how Israel is unreasonable and demanding everything and that is why peace is impossible. Further, it was Israel that broke off the negotiations by their refusal to honor their obligations when the PA demanded what was rightfully theirs.


President Trump will also likely approach Prime Minister Netanyahu and ask what assurances would Israel require to make such a deal with Abbas. Then President Trump will write down these assurances and promise to have Congress vote on them which will make them as good as a treaty, though they will only be a Presidential letter which Congress voted to say they agree with the President just as was given to Prime Minister Ariel “Bulldozer” Sharon by George W. Bush which is still willingly enforced by President Trump which proves the lasting property of such letters. Of course it would be an insult to blame President Trump over the fact that President Obama basically told Netanyahu that the Bush letter to Sharon was between Bush and Sharon and neither man was still in power and thus the letter was meaningless. It would also be poor form to point out that should Hillary Clinton be elected after Trump serves his eight years and two terms that any letter he provides would be turned into simply another piece of worthless paper and even were it an actual treaty, it would still be worthless as far as almost any Democrat President would be concerned. Prime Minister Netanyahu would be put in the uncomfortable situation of telling President Trump that any letter he were to write would never be enforced should a Democrat win the White House, and eventually that will be the case. It is a sad truth that Israel learned in the most difficult way possible, but it was a lesson learned.


There are going to be many concepts and truths, which President Trump and his advisors and members of his Administration are going to need to learn. Many will be meeting these confounding and confusing truths about the Middle East, Islam, the PA and the Arab-Israeli conflict. One item that Prime Minister Netanyahu must show President Trump is the Khartoum Resolution with its central concept, the Three No’s; “no peace with Israel, no recognition of Israel, no negotiations with Israel.” That this remains the central controlling factor and that Mahmoud Abbas keeps this agreement even to include that part of, “No negotiations with Israel,” simply by not negotiating in good faith. The Khartoum Resolution is simply one minor item adopted over the years but it took the PA and Marwan Barghouti to perfect another of their ideas. He took the Arab boycott of Israel and refusing to buy anything Israeli and made it into a universal concept bringing the entire world into the boycott. Marwan Barghouti was the originator of the BDS Movement, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction Movement designed for the economic and political crippling of Israel, driving them into oblivion, into extinction. Marwan Barghouti knew where to find his like spirits as he cast Israel not as the indigenous return of the Jews to their ancestral homes but rather as a British colony planted in the midst of the historical Arab domain to drive the Arabs from their lands in the pursuit of a greater Israel as designed by the British under Lord Balfour. Of course, that entire screed is complete lies and Barghouti knows that the Jews were in these lands for over a thousand years before Islam and the Arabs never left the Arabic Peninsula. Then there is one final Islamic concept that President Trump and his negotiating teams need to be aware of, that is the concept of Taqiyya as defined in the graphic below.


Taqiyya defined in plain and simple easy to understand terms

Taqiyya defined in plain and simple easy to understand terms


These are an introductory course in dealing with Mahmoud Abbas and the PA negotiators. There is the possibility that some in the Trump Administration are aware of these but most of them are in the State Department, and that brings us to the one item that Prime Minister Netanyahu is likely too polite to mention, but we are not so polite or held by convention. That is the United States Department of State and its history of un-American activities. The State Department back in the early and mid 1930’s was enamored with Heir Hitler and Benito Mussolini. The State Department saw their methods of private ownership of business but government control of production and the economy. Of course World War II put a dent in their enthusiasm. After World War II, the Department of State became a hotbed for Communism even to have one of their highest officials being a spy for the Soviet Union, Alger Hiss. The State Department was so socialist leaning left that they even thought that Alger Hiss was a perfect person to send to assist with presenting the United States and her interests in the formation of the United Nations. Eventually the Soviet Union collapsed and the State Department had to find a new anti-American direction in which to embark, and find one they have. The State Department is now pro Arab, particularly pro-Palestinian Authority, and vehemently anti-Israel. One of the problems is the State department is one of the go-to institutions where a President would logically turn before going on a multi-nation jaunt such as the trip President Trump is setting out upon currently. We have easily been able to trace the influences the State Department has had on the Trump policies. President Trump was valiant and strongly defended his campaign promise to move the American Embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to the Israeli Capital City of Jerusalem. As his trip started to approach there were leaks that President Trump was beginning to waver on moving the Embassy at this time. We are now within a week of President Trump arrival in Israel and the going policy position is that now would be the wrong time for moving the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as it would distance the PA from agreeing to negotiations.


Now we need to go for the reality of everything and bringing it all together. First up is the truth that Mahmoud Abbas has absolutely no intention of negotiating in good faith and will bolt from the negotiations the second anything appears to be coming to fruition. He will also change his position constantly all while demanding different and more things of Israel while dancing around making even a single compromise from his side. He will avoid saying anything that could be construed as promising to compromise with Israel or give Israel a single concession refusing to commit to anything. Anything that Israel even equivocates on is considered their promising to commit to making that concession. Even those things Israel refuses outright will be brought up subsequently as a remembering when Israel committed to make exactly that concession and demanding that Israel meet that sacrifice in the name of peace. Furthermore, even if the PA does get forced to make a concession, the next meeting that concession will be denied and the PA officials will go into a denial mode where at every opportunity they point out how Israel is making false claims and demanding that the PA surrender on a point, which is sacred to Islam. President Trump should expect numerous displays of the concept of Taqiyya used in every means and direction minimizing any sacrifices made by the PA while maximizing the concessions expected and claimed to have been promised by the Israelis. We are hoping that before President Trump leaves the Middle East he returns to Israel after his visit to Saudi Arabia and make a quick dedication of the site chosen in Jerusalem, even just in Western Jerusalem, for locating the new American Embassy to Israel thus fulfilling his campaign promise to relocate the American Embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and announce that it was his exasperation with the hollowness of Abbas and his arguments and that Abbas had convinced President Trump that there was nothing to lose by moving the embassy to Jerusalem as Mahmoud Abbas had amply displayed a complete lack of desire to honestly negotiate. One can wish, can’t they?


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