Thursday, May 04, 2017

Deplorable Trump/Abbas Hyperbole

Deplorable Trump/Abbas Hyperbole

by Stephen Lendman

Trump is a deep state captive, exclusively serving wealth, power and privilege, along with one-sidedly supporting Israel, uncaring about Palestinian rights.

Abbas is a longstanding Israeli collaborator, anointed, not legitimately elected, a convenient puppet, a self-serving Judas goat, a hugely corrupt Palestinian Quisling, betraying his people for special benefits he’s afforded.

Wednesday’s White House meeting on restarting peace talks was farcical and disturbing. No peace process exists - not now, earlier or ahead, just the illusion of one, a colossal hoax, failing every time initiated.

Below are the disingenuous statements by both figures, first Trump absurdly saying “(a)most 24 years ago, it was on these grounds that (Abbas, Rabin and Clinton agreed on the Oslo Accords) which laid the foundation for peace between the Israelis and Palestinians.”

Fact: Oslo was a deplorable Palestinian Versailles, unconditional surrender to Israeli demands, gaining nothing in return except endless conflict and persecution of long-suffering Palestinians.

Fact: Abbas was involved in the sellout, disgracing himself then and thereafter.

Trump: “…I want to support you in being the Palestinian leader (sic) who signs his name to the final and most important peace agreement that brings safety, stability, and prosperity to both peoples and to the region.”

Fact: No equitable agreement is possible. Committed resistance alone against a brutal occupier is the only chance for Palestinian liberation.

Trump: “The Palestinians and Israelis must work together to reach an agreement that allows both peoples to live, worship, and thrive and prosper in peace.”

Fact: Impossible through negotiation because Washington and Israel reject fundamental Palestinian rights.

Trump: “(W)e will get this done.”

Fact: Only by brute force or Palestinian surrender, no other way.

Trump: “Peace also means defeating ISIS and other terrorist groups.”

Fact: Trump supports the scourge he claims to oppose.

Trump: “I also applaud the Palestinian Authority’s continued security coordination with Israel.” 

Fact: The Abbas-led PA serves as Israel’s enforcer, along with IDF soldiers and other Israeli security forces - terrorizing Palestinians, committing high crimes daily.

Trump: “(M)y administration (will) help unlock the potential of the Palestinian people through new economic opportunities.”

Fact: They’ve had none for half a century under brutal Israeli occupation. They’re exploited, not helped.

Trump: “We want to create peace between Israel and the Palestinians. We will get it done. We will be working so hard to get it done. It's been a long time, but we will be working diligently. And I think there's a very, very good chance, and I think you feel the same way.”

Fact: Chance for equitably resolving decades of conflict diplomatically is ZERO.

Abbas: “…I look much forward to working with you in order to come to that deal, to that historic agreement, historic deal to bring about peace.”

Fact: He looks forward only to serving himself, his family members and cronies - at the expense of millions of terrorized Palestinians he doesn’t give a damn about.

Abbas: “…(W)e  believe that we are capable and able to bring about success to our efforts because…you have the determination and you have the desire to see it become to fruition and to become successful.” 

“And we, inshallah, God willing, we are coming into a new opportunity, a new horizon that would enable us to bring about peace in that regard.”

Fact: What utter rubbish, a testimony to his subservience to Israel and contempt for his own people. By his standard, “peace” depends on Palestinian subjugation.

Abbas: “We are aspiring and want to achieve our freedom, our dignity, and our right to self-determination.”

Fact: Throughout his tenure, he’s done nothing to achieve these objectives - nor will he ahead.

Abbas: “…I believe that we are capable under your leadership and your stewardship to - your courageous stewardship and your wisdom, as well as your great negotiating ability, I believe, with the grace of God and with all of your effort - we believe that we can be partners, true partners, to you to bring about a historic peace treaty under your stewardship to bring about peace.”

Palestinians lack responsible leadership. The world community pays lip service to them alone. They’re on their own to one day achieve liberation from brutal Israeli occupation.

They’ll get no help from America, other Western countries or most regional ones. Their struggle is theirs alone.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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