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2 June 2006


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AMERICA'S DOUBLE DEALING WITH THE
PALESTINIANS AND THE MIDDLE EAST

MER - MiddleEast.Org - Washington - 2 June: American chicanery in the Middle East is hardly new -- just ask the Iranians, Lebanese, Syrians, Algerians, Egyptians, Jordanians, Saudis, and the list goes on. But when it comes to the Palestinians American and British double-dealing has been going on for so long now that in a sense many have gotten use to it or simply resigned to their fate.

But of course others have chosen different more challenging responses as over the years this American chicanery has unleashed poisons and hatreds that provide the backdrop to and many of the causes for today's 'Clash of Civilizations.'
What the U.S. has done in the past in the Middle East, nearly always in tandem with the Israelis of course for quite some time, is considerably responsible for the current explosive situation in the region. What the U.S., Israel, and the UK are doing now may well in the end result in the "mega-crisis" predicted in the important recent article by David Hirst which MER featured earlier this week.



US seeks parallel Palestinian government, says former MI6 officer

London, June 1, IRNA

The US is effectively seeking to undermine the Palestinian government by trying to return Fatah to power to negotiate final status issues on a partial state, according to former British MI6 intelligence officer Alastair Crooke.

"The US aims to create a shadow government centred around the president and his Fatah party as a counterpoint to a financially starved Hamas-led government which will, US officials hope, prove ineffective and wither," Crooke said.

To this end, he said, the US is seeking to build a militia of 3,500 men around the office of Mahmoud Abbas, to enlarge his staff and to channel as much of the expenditure and work of the government as possible through the presidency.

"They would like to see Fatah return to power, albeit led by someone like the westernised Salaam Fayad, a former Palestinian finance minister and World Bank official," the former adviser to the EU said in an article for Prospect magazine.

Crooke specialized in conflict zones while working 30 years for MI6 before he was exposed by the Israelis after negotiating previous ceasefires with the Palestinians.

His latest warning comes amid US attempts with the Zionist regime to topple the new Hamas-led government by using financial pressure to effectively starve the Palestinians into submission.

But "almost no one believes that putting Palestinians on a 'diet' will make them more moderate or help to restart a political process with Israel," the former British agent said.

He said it also seems that "Israelis are not convinced that Abbas, whom they regard as weak, can deliver on any agreement."

"The pressure is designed to give the new government no option but to accede to three US and EU demands: recognition of Israel, renunciation of violence, and acceptance of all earlier agreements dating back to the Oslo accords," Crooke said.

But he added that some very senior US officials are "not interested so much in Hamas's transformation to non-violence as in the failure and collapse of the Hamas-led government."
With regard to the EU support for the boycott of funds, Crooke said that most official "doubt the policy will work," but that they feel "trapped" into adopting such a position by the "paralysis caused by European divisions over Iraq."

He suggested that the EU should instead heed the words of former Mossad chief, Efraim Halevy, who recently criticized the Zionist regime for insisting that Hamas first recognize Israel as a precondition for any discussions.

"Halevy argued rather that Israel should recognise Hamas first.

He predicted that in doing so, 'we will be seeing things we have not seen before' - an apparent allusion to talks between Israel and Hamas," Crooke said.





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ISRAELIS GO BERSERK AS WORLD WATCHES
(June 30, 2006)
Dreaming or Waking? Reality or Nightmare? The Israelis have lost all perspective and all credibility. Over many years they have created the situation that is today exploding. Over many years they have provoked the response they are now getting. When will the world community step in and right the wrongs the UN itself, and so many of the western nations, most especially the US and the UK, are so complicitous in creating?

NEOCONS Attack - Prince of Darkness in the Washington Post
(June 26, 2006)
The "Neocons", that cabal of individuals and groups that planned and plotted the 'New World Order', many of whom are hard-line Zionist and Jewish, is at it big time. Behind the scenes as well as out front the "Neocons" are pushing and manuevering more than ever, even though they are more exposed and some say more on the defensive than in earlier years. Over the weekend none other than the Prince of Darkness himself, Richard Perle, made an unusually direct assault on the Bush Administration, however seemingly obliquely by targeting Condi more directly than George. Furthermore, more and more, it is the editorial page of The Washington Post, feeling the heat from such publications as the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Times, that makes itself available to the "Neocons".

Bush Affair With Condi? Can It Be?
(June 20, 2006)
Who knows what to believe anymore about what's going on at the heart of the American Empire in this imperial capital. This is not our usual thing, that's for sure. But the 'mainstream media' has so discredited itself in recent years by missing, ommitting, and wrongly spinning so many critical stories that the Washington rumors about this one can't just be dismissed and poohooyed totally. I

US BUILDING STEALTH PERMANENT BASES IN IRAQ
(June 19, 2006)
When pressed in public American officials say they are not building 'permanent bases' in Iraq. But then just what is the definition of 'permanent bases' and just where are all those billions going and what are all those contractors doing in Iraq? Americans officials have certainly earned considerable skepticism and disbelief about what they say -- to say the least! Nearly half of the American public do not even believe the official 9/11 story and when asked by pollsters says another investigation not run by government is needed.

Israel and US Prepare Palestinians For Civil War
(June 18, 2006)
In recent weeks clandestine arms shipments have gone from the Jordanians via Israel to the forces of Mahmoud Abbas, long connected with the Americans and the CIA. Now rather buried and camaflouged in this Haaretz article published today is limited information how the Fateh forces are being built-up, armed and financed, by a coalition that includes the Israelis, the Americans, the Arab 'client regimes', and the more skeptical but nevertheless on board Europeans. Unless the Palestinians could be forced into a rump and unreal Palestinian State more imprisoning them than freeing them, the alternative Israeli policy has been for some time to foment a fratricidal Palestinian civil war. They are now closer to this goal than ever.

Imperial America - Democracy Slipping Away
(June 17, 2006)
The warnings that American Democracy itself is endangered have been coming from the heart of the political and intellectual establishment for some years now; but the public just doesn't get it and the corporate military-industrial media just won't focus on it. Walter Cronkite has tried to speak up, but he has been side-lined and muzzled. Bill Moyers has tried to speak up, but he has been exiled from PBS. Just yesterday, by 5 to 4 with the two Bush appointees voting with the government, one of the main 'exclusion laws' enshrined in British Common Law since the 14th century as well as long-held Supreme Court precedents was overturned. Now police can invade private homes without knocking and announcing - something Americans have always expected and indeed demanded. This article about the new 'Usurping King Called George' is published today in The Guardian in London, just as 'The Israel Lobby' article couldn't be published in the US but had to be published instead in The London Review of Books.

WHAT HAPPENED THEN WAS PRECURSOR TO NOW
(June 4, 2006)
Eight years ago the political manueverings with the CIA, the Palestinian Authority, Hamas, and of course Israeli, the Mossad, and Washington, were considerable. What was done then is precursor to what has happened since and what is being planned now. Now the CIA and Mossad are more involved with the Fateh movement headed by Mahmoud Abbas than ever before, arming them in fact for the civil war the Israelis have long considered a good alternative if the Palestinians couldn't be forced to sign away their rights and live as Indians on Reservations 'peacefully'. This MER Flashback to June 1998:

IRAQ: SHOCK AND AWE INDEED
(June 4, 2006)
Even the U.S.-approved and backed new Prime Minister of occupied Iraq has lashed out at the Americans declaring that what happened at Haditha was not an aberation but "common" -- yes indeed that's the actual word he used a few days ago. Hardly the kind of thing Americans will hear on their Sunday talk-shows, nor can they read Robert Fisk's pithy analysis and truth-telling in their newspapers.

Stealing America to Force the 'New World Order'
(June 3, 2006)
Using various deceitful and hidden techniques and methods they stole both elections in 2000 and 2004. They repeatedly big lied about the Iraq War, and so much else, maybe it now seems even 9/11 itself. They've brought both Iraq and Palestine to the verge of impoverishment and historic civil war. And now the plans of the corporate titans in league with the Zionist Neocons and the hard-right Evangelicals are to further enforce their unstable 'New World Order' come what may, truth be damned, even with both devastating climate change and the growing risk of World War III in the balance. The "mega-crisis" we've warned of all week may soon become the lasting legacy of so much historic political theft and debachery. It's a kind of criminal political bankruptcy far worse than the massive economic bankruptcy of Enron and Bush's dear friend 'Kenny Boy'.

American Chicanery in the Middle East - now 'mega-crisis' looming
(June 2, 2006)
What the U.S. has done in the past in the Middle East, nearly always in tandem with the Israelis of course for quite some time, is considerably responsible for the current explosive situation in the region. What the U.S., Israel, and the UK are doing now may well in the end result in the "mega-crisis" predicted in the important recent article by David Hirst which MER featured earlier this week.

MEGA-CRISIS LOOMS Warns Senior Journalist David Hirst
(June 1, 2006)
Iraq, Palestine, Iran - the plans for 'regime change' by the pro-Israeli US neocons is threatening a mega-crisis in the region that will be felt around the world




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