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5 Days After Reward $7.4 Billion May "Go Up in Smoke." Condi and Blair "Shocked and Dismayed" by Close Associate "Suddenly" Turning Anti-American

Reader comment on item: The Palestinian Economy in Shambles

Submitted by Sofa Sogood (United States), Dec 27, 2007 at 12:40

It must be Israel's fault.

Well, well, well. Didn't take long -- how many days is it since the $7.4 billion? 5? Not even a week.

Instead of rockets and Swiss bank accounts, one wonders to what other uses that money might have been put. Saving lives in Darfur? The Iranian opposition movement? Scholarships in home countries? Hospitals? Libraries? Research? The Palestinian People and Economy are unlikely to ever see it. Who would have thought?

Debka file today reports "Fatah leaders conspire to unseat Salam Fayyad Palestinian PM and pre-empt control of donated $7.4 billion."

"Gaza strongman Mohammed Dahlan, jailed terrorist Marwan Barghouti and Ahmed Qureia, chief Palestinian negotiator with Israel, have led the "revolt."

Fayyed was Washington's great hope because he was good at arithmetic and aiming to become "independent" of Fatah -- whatever that means.

Clown Act Condi Rice and Tony Blair realize that if Fayyed goes, so too does "prospect of orderly Palestinian government and transparent financial management." A pie in the face. Their plans for institutions of statehood and campaign against terror will ... "go up in smoke."

The two are "especially dismayed to discover" that Mohammed Dahlan, the Gaza strongman leading the attempt to take over the money, "long a close associate of Rice, champion of relations with Washington and friend of Israelis in high places" is now "suddenly" and "surprisingly" voicing his vehement objections and opposition to the "Americanization" of the PA -- and probably not very politely is my guess.

If -- If -- the rebellion and take-over of the money succeeds, it seems it might be the end of the peace process initiated at Annapolis. Might.

What a big surprise!

Of course, the idea is still that If -- If -- the "rebellion fails," all will go very very well -- and the $7.4 bn put to excellent and "transparent" use.

This disaster must have happened because the Palestinians are poor and the Israeli's made Condi ride in the back of the bus -- or -- wait a minute -- no -- well, anyway, the Israelis caused it.

Surely the remedy will be to send more money, some more guns and tanks -- and let's not forget some more military and intelligence training.


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