Why this “Cease Fire” will hold

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Mr. Salah Musa is a Palestinian activist and IT strategist.

Perspective

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Salah Musa

 

There is no doubt in my mind that this coming cease fire will hold. It will hold because it will serve the American Interest and allow the US to build another unholy alliance to destroy or cripple yet another Arab or Islamic nation. It will hold, because it will be in Israel’s best interest. It will hold, because Israel will achieve a cessation of resistance while not giving up anything other than to stop shelling and killing Palestinians. But the Intifada did not start to stop Israel’s shelling of Palestinians! It will hold because it is in the strategic interest of the US and Israel. It will hold, because it will serve the PA’s primary and overriding objective of survival at all costs. It will hold because the PA can only think and act tactically. It will hold because the PA has no strategy and is incapable of sticking to one if there was one.

There is no doubt in my mind that this coming cease fire will hold. It will hold because it will serve the American Interest and allow the US to build another unholy alliance to destroy or cripple yet another Arab or Islamic nation. It will hold, because it will be in Israel’s best interest. It will hold, because Israel will achieve a cessation of resistance while not giving up anything other than to stop shelling and killing Palestinians. But the Intifada did not start to stop Israel’s shelling of Palestinians! It will hold because it is in the strategic interest of the US and Israel. It will hold, because it will serve the PA’s primary and overriding objective of survival at all costs. It will hold because the PA can only think and act tactically. It will hold because the PA has no strategy and is incapable of sticking to one if there was one.

 

Just yesterday a Palestinian naively proclaimed that “they [the US] are going to solve the conflict, because America wants to solve it now” We are a nation of wishful thinkers! This is our curse! it is only surpassed by the curse of our most incompetent, corrupt and self-appointed leadership.

Just yesterday a Palestinian naively proclaimed that “they [the US] are going to solve the conflict, because America wants to solve it now” We are a nation of wishful thinkers! This is our curse! it is only surpassed by the curse of our most incompetent, corrupt and self-appointed leadership.

 

 

Does this scenario seem familiar? Did we see this play several years ago? Could this be a mini Gulf War and a subsequent Oslo III all over again? Did NOT the people of Iraq already pay the bill for this prostitution of our cause? Was NOT one of the prices of crippling Iraq, the resolution of the Arab Israeli Conflict and forcing Israel to withdraw from the occupied Arab land. Or so we were told. Have we forgotten already? The Gulf war has yet to stop and Israel occupation is expanding, except for its forced and humiliating removal from northern Lebanon. Iraq has been crippled! The US is virtually occupying Saudi Arabia and Kuwait! We got Oslo and a man without any traceable Palestinian roots who likes to be called “president.” A president of what? A “president” who never seem to miss a chance to humiliate himself (and us) at the world stage on weekly basis. A president who has to be fed his short sound bites word by word much like a bad actor in a badly written play. If this cease fire does not hold it will not be because of lack of trying by the PA.

Does this scenario seem familiar? Did we see this play several years ago? Could this be a mini Gulf War and a subsequent Oslo III all over again? Did NOT the people of Iraq already pay the bill for this prostitution of our cause? Was NOT one of the prices of crippling Iraq, the resolution of the Arab Israeli Conflict and forcing Israel to withdraw from the occupied Arab land. Or so we were told. Have we forgotten already? The Gulf war has yet to stop and Israel occupation is expanding, except for its forced and humiliating removal from northern Lebanon. Iraq has been crippled! The US is virtually occupying Saudi Arabia and Kuwait! We got Oslo and a man without any traceable Palestinian roots who likes to be called “president.” A president of what? A “president” who never seem to miss a chance to humiliate himself (and us) at the world stage on weekly basis. A president who has to be fed his short sound bites word by word much like a bad actor in a badly written play. If this cease fire does not hold it will not be because of lack of trying by the PA.

 

 

Now ask yourself: Who would win the most from this cease fire? Who would lose the most? Why now?

Now ask yourself: Who would win the most from this cease fire? Who would lose the most? Why now?

 

 

Of course after the USA and Israel achieve their objectives, we will be back to square one and at much worse odds than now! Much like our position now relative to the first Intifada and prior to Oslo Theatrics.

Of course after the USA and Israel achieve their objectives, we will be back to square one and at much worse odds than now! Much like our position now relative to the first Intifada and prior to Oslo Theatrics.

Mr. Salah Musa is a Palestinian activist and IT strategist.

Mr. Salah Musa is a Palestinian activist and IT strategist.

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