Any rational person would likely conclude that a land for peace agreement would need to establish sovereignty
for a Palestinian State. Under Ariel Sharon, the prospects for serious negotiations that will accept a geographic realignment
are bleak. Yasser Arafat's authority has been emasculated and his own survival is in serious doubt. Under these dire and hostile
circumstances, America needs to take a sober approach and reexamine our own national interests in this endless conflict. Balance
towards the middle east has never been the central tenant of U.S. foreign policy. It just might be time to start regarding
the strife as unsolvable and change direction for the benefit of America.
The Bush administration has recognized that Sharon is out to inflict a maximum military response that will
surely risk total open warfare. Colin Powell said about Sharon's actions: " he has to take a hard look at his policies to see whether they will work.", hardly the clearest indication that U.S. support will be withheld from Israel. The prospect of a removal of that
patronage is as likely as Sharon removing the Jewish settlements on the West Bank.
Efforts to foster an America obligation to side with Israel and defend the expansionist objectives of a greater
Jewish state is insanity for our country. Can there be any doubt that the latest escalation in targeting Iraq as the next
focal point in the 'so called' war on terror has more to do with providing cover for Sharon to unleash his forces, then eradicating
imminent threats against America?
With the recent leaking of the Pentagon Nuclear Posture Review with its strategy to use first strike nuclear
weapons, Pat Buchanan asks a question that demands a thoughtful response.
"Why would we use nuclear weapons on Iraq in retaliation for an attack on Israel, when Israel has its
own nuclear weapons? Under what conceivable circumstances would we use atomic weapons on Syria? Does the United States claim
a right of first use of atomic weapons against any "rogue state" that develops a weapon of mass destruction?"
Again the maps tell the tale . . . The encouragement of West Bank settlements have been policy of several
Israeli administrations. Until the map changes, the blood will continue to spill. President Bush has not been an honest broker.
Our national interest is imperiled when we subordinate our policies to the goals of foreign countries. This folly has been
common for decades. Britain has played America for the fool while China treats us as her stooge. So why allow the U.S. to
be Israel's bitch?
Look at the maps, again . . . Then ask Bush if the destruction of an America city is the price that will need
to be paid, in the defensive of any expanding empire? Isn't it time to reverse the hostile attitudes of over a billion Muslims
toward the U.S.? Surely you don't want to change all those maps to redesign even more borders, policed by American troops?
The solution is clear from our interests as a nation - remove the protective shield over the land of Abraham. It is a fight
that has no benefit for us. Only pain and tears will come to our own land.
America wake up!
SARTRE - March 12, 2002