Wednesday, September 19, 2012

"Palestinians" angry Romney told the truth, fall back to ad hominum attacks

A few days ago, Romney was secretly filmed talking off the cuff and everyone is focusing on his remark about the "47%" but his remarks about "Palestine" have garnered almost no coverage.  I think this is a much more important topic than arguing about who pays what in taxes, the threat of our free speech rights being abrogated is much more real and pressing.  Now, the "Palestinian" leaders are up in arms over Romney daring to say what he believes, based in historical fact.  For those who believe that the "Palestinians" are the poor, victimized peoples who want nothing more than to live in peace, and that their leaders really want peace with Israel, take a look at some recent articles here, here, here and here that show Hamas, and the "Palestinians" do not want peace with Israel, at any cost.

From Haaretz September 19

Palestinians condemn Romney for suggesting they aren't interested in peace

The Palestinian Authority has denounced remarks by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who told donors that Palestinians "have no interest" in peace with Israel.

According to comments captured on newly released video of his private remarks to wealthy donors, Romney said Palestinians are "committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel" and that the prospects for a two-state solution to Mideast peace were dim. He also suggested that efforts at Mideast peace under his administration would languish.

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said Romney was wrong to accuse them of not seeking peace.

"No one stands to gain more from peace with Israel than Palestinians and no one stands to lose more in the absence of peace than Palestinians," Erekat told Reuters. "Only those who want to maintain the Israeli occupation will claim the Palestinians are not interested in peace.

Nabil Abu Rdeneh, a spokesman for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said: "We are ready for peace that is based on the 1967 borders, a two-state solution and stopping settlement activities. Thus, it is not true that we are not ready for peace, but rather, it is the Israeli side that is not ready for peace.

"We think that these statements are part of the election campaign, but unfortunately, it will not help the peace process, but rather, will strengthen the voices of extremism and the voices of those who refuse to reach a two-state solution," Rdeneh said.

Palestinian lawmaker and scholar Hanan Ashrawi accused Romney of "destroying the chances for peace" and called his remarks "irresponsible and dangerous and both ignorant and prejudiced."

In his private remarks to donors, Romney said the Palestinians are committed to Israel's destruction and elimination.

He is absolutely correct.  No amount of spin or gnashing of teeth will change that.

Article 13 of the Hamas Charter says this "Initiatives, and so-called peaceful solutions and international conferences, are in contradiction to the principles of the Islamic Resistance Movement. Abusing any part of Palestine is abuse directed against part of religion. Nationalism of the Islamic Resistance Movement is part of its religion. Its members have been fed on that." 

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1 comment:

Jay Knott said...

"Romney said the Palestinians are committed to Israel's destruction and elimination." Destruction AND elimination?

That's going too far. 'Elimination' would be good enough for me. It's too expensive, and causes too much trouble.