Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Peace Talks . . . Not

Here we go again guys and gals. Another round of Mideast peace talks. Mideast peace. The proverbial oxymoron. Ain't gonna happen folks. Participation will happen, because now there are more parties with a vested interest. Most of them don't give a crap about Israel and the stateless palestinians. Some care about Iran and the nukes. Some worry why others might be present. Some want to fleece Israel out of some more land.

Elhud Olmert met a second time with President Bush. Obviously, he's wanting to make sure his positions are known and hopefully gain some support from the U.S. I'm sure he's aware the U.S. could cave at any time if someone perceives a chance to be a star.

But, there is more.
Iranians had made clear that they wanted their presumed allies to stay away
and were "furious" about the high Arab turnout. Some 20 Arab and Muslim
countries sent foreign ministers or other senior ministers to the gathering -
including the Saudis and, most gallingly for Teheran, Syria, which dispatched
its deputy foreign minister, Faysal Mekdad.

This could make the whole charade somewhat interesting.
Along with the Arab states, vital potential partners of the US and Israel
in the bid to thwart Iran were notably present at Annapolis, with France, Britain, Germany, Italy, China and Russia all
represented at the level of foreign minister. France and the UK are publicly
committed to stepped-up sanctions aimed at persuading Teheran to change course.

Hmmmm. France. Amazing what a few Arab immigrants will do to a country's position when it come to world affairs.

But I digress. Here's the deal. Always has been and always will be. The palestinians have only two goals in the entire process -

1. The eradication of Israel


2. Anything that will buy time for the accomplishment of goal number one.

This has been the publicly stated goal since at least the day Yasir Arafat came public with the position in response to some criticism for an agreement he made in his day. When all the hype starts, just keep this in mind as events unfurl.

Just a thought.


At 9:36 AM, Anonymous mark said...

All in all, I agree with you. It is a farce at best.

Your reference to Arab influence in France led me to think of another Saudi/Arab thing going on here in the U.S. I believe that one of the major investors in the Middle East just bought an American lobbying firm. I have no names to give, but this is sort of a scary notion to me. I wonder if we will hear more about it. Of course, we don't hear much about any of the Saudi/Arab influence in this country, which are quite sizeable! I wonder why...

At 12:11 PM, Blogger Ol' BC said... is one take on it. has the same article. Somewhat eerie as you said.

At 11:07 AM, Blogger RightWingRocker said...

Ol' BC, as always, you're right on the bucks. Goals number 1 and 2 especially.

These people have no intentions whatsoever of any kind of peaceful existence with Israel. Zip. Zero. Nada.


At 12:15 PM, Blogger Ol' BC said...

You got it Rocker. Now let's watch the coverage of the talks and see how it is presented. Could be interesting.

At 4:54 PM, Blogger RightWingRocker said...

Nah, Ol' BC. You go ahead. I'll be watching more relevant things like "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader".



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