There are things that no one dares to reveal to the Palestinians. Perhaps
certain truths are better left unspoken. So many Palestinians walk around
believing that "if only the world knew
". Well, I
hate to deliver this message to a people I have long admired for their
resilience and their courage. The world knows everything about you. They
know you are being treated like caged animals. They have seen the picture
of Mohammed El Durah and a hundred others. Forget about convincing Powell,
he already knows your situation. Even the doorman at the State Department
knows of your plight. Millions of average Americans have witnessed your
children being slaughtered by Israeli snipers. They are more concerned
with the decline in the Nasdaq. Unfortunately, dealing with the rest of
the world is something they leave to folks like Powell and Albright.
What every Palestinian must realize, is that the American government
has a policy of tormenting and humiliating Arabs in general and Palestinians
in particular. They do it for reasons of oil pricing, campaign financing
and boot licking to a very influential Jewish Lobby. Whatever their reasons,
they have nothing to do with ignorance. Indeed, they have information in
the archives of the State Department that would astound even the most well
informed Arab. Experts with doctorates in the most arcane of Middle East
trivia roam the halls of the CIA and a dozen other agencies of the federal
government. They have whole brigades of "terrorist" specialists
to study the "Arab" mind. If you ever get a chance to roam through
their declassified public archives, you will come to realize that the political
elite in Washington know of every act of criminality that has ever been
inflicted against the Arabs by Israel and at the hands of their own leaders.
In their secret archives, the government of the United States has meticulously
documented every Palestinian grievance. They have files on every grain
of evil that has been inflicted on the hapless people of the Middle East.
For instance, our government is fully aware of the war crimes of Ariel
Sharon. For all the talk about inefficient bureaucracies, this is a government
that has documented every last detail about Sharon and Qibya and Sabra
and Shatila. They know Sharon compares unfavorably with Waldhiem, Haider
and Pinochet. It matters little, because Americas elite has never
valued Palestinian lives. The media elite, especially the New York Times,
actually markets Sharon as a war hero and condones every ounce of Israeli
violence inflicted against the natives of Palestine. Some American journalists
do it as an act of faith; others do it for personal career reasons. Neither
should one be surprised by the indifferent behavior of Colin Powell, a
machiavelian oreo who has already been rewarded in advance with millions
of dollars in proceeds from the American media industry. In the last seven
years he has come to realize the value of compliant brown nosing to Americas
men of influence. He has unusually cozy relationships with the men who
make a business of demonizing everything Arab and Palestinian. Powell has
accumulated a multi-million dollar fortune on the strength of gloating
about his Arab kill count.
Colin Powell is the same man who early in the Clinton Administration
advised against American intervention in the Balkans. Much of the slaughter
in Bosnia, Croatia, Rwanda, Kosovo and Chechnya is a result of his indifference
to anything that would disrupt his personal career path. To get a grip
on this mans lack of character, one needs to be aware that this son
of Jamaican-American distances himself from African-Americans. He dwells
incessantly on his roots as the son of ambitious immigrants to differentiate
himself from the descendants of Americas African slaves.
Colin and Bush and Bush Daddy know everything there is to
know about the Palestinians. They know the exact number of Palestinians
who have spent five decades in wretched exile and the many others who have
tasted the bitter daily indignities of a vicious land grabbing foreign
military occupation subsidized by billions of American tax dollars. Yet
there continues to be this unbelievable denial among Palestinians and Arabs,
including millions of Arab-Americans, about Americas intent.
Americas intent is always on the auction block. If you think America
is a free country, you are deeply mistaken. It is a very expensive place
where there is nothing more over-priced than an American politician. Clinton
and his senatorial bigot of a spousal unit have amply demonstrated the
cost of access to the very political heart of this nation. The domestic
and foreign policies of the federal government can always be tailor made
to align to the interests of individuals with deep pockets. When it comes
to Middle Eastern policy, it is difficult to bid against the Jewish Lobby.
Their pockets are very deep and they can throw darts the size of a CNN
sound bite or a New York Times editorial. This is an ethnic lobby that
is willing to contribute immense efforts to further pollute and poison
the process of electing Americas law makers, all for the sake of
Israels ambitious appetite for Palestinian real-estate.
Humiliating the Arabs and crucifying the Palestinians is a one-way ticket
to political paradise for the low breed of moral morons that aspire to
public office in these United States of America. Which brings me to the
leaders of the Arabs who were taken for a seven-year ride by an Israeli-American
confidence game called Oslo. In any other part of the planet, such a monumental
strategic failure would doom its architects to permanent retirement or
permanent exile. Instead, the Arab leaders are apparently willing to make
a show of participating in a new American scam to reach interim
accords with a notorious war criminal like Sharon. And while the absolute
monarchs and dictators of the Arabs are having their garden tea parties
for Madeline Albrights clone, the Israelis are busy squeezing the
Palestinians into barbed wire ghettos. While Powell markets a policy of
pitting every Arab against Iraq, Arafat is so busy securing funds to secure
his continued "authority" over the Palestinians that he is willing
to comply with American dictates to bow to Sharon, the butcher of Qibya
and Sabra and Shatilla.
What every Palestinian needs to know is that their current line-up of
political leaders is constitutionally incapable of confronting Israels
territorial ambitions and Americas political corruption. These Kings
and Emirs, for all their wealth, are the lamest Arabs on the planet. They
have the spines of worms. I would not leave my dog in their care. But make
no mistake, Sadam is an even more seriously flawed creature who is cynical
enough to kill the father of his grand kids, to use chemical weapons against
the Kurds and to manipulate the Palestinian cause for his own political
survival. America, at the behest of Israel, has used Sadam as an excuse
to starve half a million Iraqis to death and to pulverize Iraqi military
and economic strength. The economic siege against Iraq must be lifted immediately,
but we owe it to the long-suffering Iraqis to despise Sadam. I would not
feed Sadam to my dog.
No one is entitled to preach to a Palestinian about the Israelis and
their government. You know the racist garbage ideology that motivates them
to rally around mass murderers like Sharon and Barak. As might be expected,
Americas self-appointed Jewish leaders, including the publishers
of the New York Times, are willing accomplices to every Israeli crime.
It would be suicidal to hold your breath for "liberal" Jews to
defend even the most minimal of Palestinian rights. They are "liberals"
only in matters that infringe on Jewish rights, including a Brooklyn Jews
"ancestral" rights to Palestinian real estate in Nablus and East
America and Arafat sold you on the promise of Oslo. Wait seven years
and you will get your state. As Israeli snipers were slaughtering your
children, you were asked to wait for the results of the American elections.
Then there was the wait for the Israelis to elect Sharon. You expected
the Europeans and Americans to react to his election. They did not and
they will not. War crimes against Palestinians dont count, especially
if Arafat is willing to give Sharon a pardon. What every Palestinian must
know is that before you win your independence, you must first lose Arafat.
What every Arab must know is that to assist the Palestinian uprising, you
must first have an uprising of your own.