Monday, May 27, 2013

Lurch In Action - Kerry Offers Pals $4 Billion In Aid For Concessions On Peace Talks And Gets Slapped

Our clueless Secretary of State stepped in it again.

Kerry, speaking at the World Economic Forum Aqaba, Jordan announced his bold new plan to build the Palestinian economy at the U.S. taxpayer's expense to the tune of $4 billion. Of course, this came direct from President Obama, who has given the corrupt Palestinian Authority more American jizya than any other administration.

Kerry promised that this new plan would be “bigger, bolder and more ambitious” than anything since the Oslo accords, more than 20 years ago. Of course we know how that worked out, but apparently nobody told John Kerry.

The prompt reply from the Palestinians? You'll pay us our jizya, infidel. But political concessions? Go pound sand:

The Palestinian Authority on Monday rejected the idea of economic benefits in exchange for political concessions put forward by US Secretary of State John Kerry one day prior.

“The Palestinian leadership will not offer political concessions in exchange for economic benefits,” PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s economic adviser, Mohammad Mustafa, said in a statement, according to the Palestinian Ma’an news agency. “We will not accept that the economy is the primary and sole component.”

The statement came a day after US Secretary of State John Kerry announced a $4 billion investment plan meant to jumpstart both the Palestinian economy and peace talks with Israel.

The Pals, of course, expect to get their money anyway out of President Obama, plus every single one of their demands...without giving up anything at all.

They're likely right. I think the Obama Administration's idea here is a plan for economic warfare against Israel...increased support for boycotting Israeli goods in the EU (and perhaps even in the US) while at the same time building up the Palestinian economy and handing them Israel's export market on a platter.

Never mind that it's $4 billion we don't have to spare at the moment.

The plan will likely fail because (A) a lot of countries want Israeli high tech, gas, oil and weaponry, and it will find markets regardless, even if it's CHina or India rather than the EU (B) The leadership of the Arabs whom refer to themselves as Palestinians is far too corrupt to avoid pillaging it to fatten their personal bank accounts and (C) Abbas and his corrupt crew aren't going to be arond all that much longer anyway as Hamas takes over.

In addition, no Israeli government is going to agree with the kind of territorial and strategic concessions the Arabs whom refer to themselves as Palestinians insist in.


B.Poster said...

When our leaders do things like this, they humiliate us? Not only do they humiliate us, they humiliate themselves. While I don't agree with actions that would humiliate America, it comes as no surprise. What is hard to understand is the minset of someone like Mr. Kerry who would humiliate himself over and over again. What manner of person gets pleasure out of humiliating themselves?

Anonymous said...

Israeli media accounts say that the $4 billion will be private investment, not US gov't. money.
Details re: specific corporations willing to flush money down the Palestinian toilet were lacking, which leads me to believe that this is just empty talk, promises that will not materialize. It's hard to see exactly where such investments could be channeled anyway, the PA is corrupt & the usual cronyism will turn investment into a bad joke. It's my guess that an attempt will be made to channel funds into building, construction, specifically in Area C to undermine Israeli claims to the area & increase the Arab population.

Rob said...

If the Israelis are stupid enough to allow it, yes, Anonymous.

I'll repeat what I've been saying for over a decade, even before the Security Fence was built. The Israelis need to delineate their borders based on their security needs (and this means all of area C, much of Area B and of course the Jordan Valley). They then ought to make one take it or leave it offer to Abbas and company, and when it's rejected, declare the bogus peace process over, simply annex those areas and move all Jews to their side of the border and any non-Israeli 'Palestinians' to the other. That includes the 250,000 Palestinian Arabs who are not Israeli citizens but have residence permits in Jerusalem.

They should then say they have no objections to PA statehood, but then any attacks originating from the PA reichlet will be met by a harsh response.

And then follow up on it.

Then you'd see, if not peace, at least clarity and an end to constantly trying to delegitimize Israel.