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Clinton says peace plan would de-fund terror

April 26, 2010

Never mind that the Koran commands Muslims to “Go forth, light-armed and heavy-armed, and strive with your wealth and your lives in the way of Allah!” (9:41).  The real inspiration behind terrorist financing isn’t Islamic law and jihad…it’s a stalled Israeli peace process!  At least according to Bill Clinton.

Clinton, who lives in a mental fantasy land of his own invention, declared on ABC’s “This Week” program on Apr. 18 that “half” of terrorist funding comes from angst over the “Palestinian” issue.  Furthermore, Clinton argues that if Pres. Obama announced a peace plan of his own, that would mean a “whole different story” for terrorist financing:

TAPPER: You’ve come closer than any president in recent history in brokering a mid-east peace plan. President Obama is in a situation right now where he is getting a lot of conflicting advice. Do you think it’s time for President Obama to put a peace plan on the table?

CLINTON: Well, first of all, I’m reluctant to give him public advice. I talk to the president and the secretary of state and Mr. Emanuel and others privately. But let me answer you this way because I don’t want to do anything to foreclose their options. The argument against doing that is that the current Israeli government with its current coalition almost certainly would reject it.

And the argument is that that makes us look weak. I think it’s the — it may be — they may decide it’s more important to have clarity. And to do something that will be an action forcing event to put them back to the table.

And if he decides to do it, I will support it. And I think if he decides to do it, he should acknowledge that they may come up with a deal that’s slightly different than the one he proposes. But we need to do something to deprive both sides of any excuse not to engage in serious negotiations.

Look at the ramifications of this. Half of the energy coming out of all this organization and money-raising for terror comes out of the allegations around the unresolved Palestinian issue. If there were a Palestinian state working in partnership, with the policies Mr. Fayyad’s following on the West Bank, it would be a whole different world.

All the Arabs would identify with Israel.

In response to Clinton’s baseless statements, Prof. Barry Rubin wrote the following rejoinder on Global Politician:

What’s wrong with this?

Answer: Suppose you are the kind of Arab who supports terrorist groups politically and gives them money. Would a two-state compromise agreement make you stop doing that? Of course not, you would say that the Palestinian Authority had betrayed the Palestinians, Arabs, and Muslims, while the United States was a horrible enemy that had destroyed the chance for destroying Israel and creating a Palestinian Muslim Arab state from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean.

Consider Hamas. If an agreement was made leaving it aside, would it fold up? Stop terrorism? Cease receiving money? Lose all popular support? Forfeit the backing of Iran, Syria, and the Muslim Brotherhoods? And how in Hades are you going to have and implement such a solution without the Gaza Strip?

See if you can spot the pattern: King Abdallah of Jordan made a deal with Israel and was assassinated. President Anwar al-Sadat of Egypt made a deal with Israel and was assassinated. President Bashar Gemayel of Lebanon made a deal with Israel and was assassinated. Ah, “President” Mahmoud Abbas, please just sign right here and terrorism will just disappear. Nothing to worry about!

Well said, Prof. Rubin!

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2 comments

  1. With such peace partners and peace view, who need enemies ? here what Palestinian clerics have to say …


    • Quite the spewing of hatred & violence coming from a man representing “the religion of peace”!



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