Revisionist Jew-hater Welcomed To The White House...
By Garner Ted Armstrong
Prior to the US invasion of Panama and the arrest of Dictator Manuel Noriega, the CIA had elicited Noriega’s aid. For a time there, he was “our guy” in the drug wars. Imagine his shock when the US moved to invade his country, then arrest him. During the protracted Iran-Iraq war, the US followed the policy of non-interference in Iraq because, regardless of his hideous civil-rights record, the Dictator of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, was taking on the hated Ayatollah Khomeini, who had overthrown the US backed Shah, taken Americans hostage, and was a “threat to the region.”
As a result of that policy, a female American diplomat reassured Saddam that the US had no particularly vital interests in his region, allegedly giving Saddam the notion that the US would look the other way if he annexed Kuwait.
Saddam was reportedly shocked when then President George H.S. Bush “drew a line in the sand,” and said, “This shall not stand.” The government has proved time and again, regardless which party was in power, that the US is perfectly willing to look the other way when the bad guy is “our” bad guy. This is political pragmatism at its cynical worst, or best, depending on your point of view.
Today, we are at it again.
As I write, a revisionist, Jew-hating former sponsor of the Munich Massacres of Israeli athletes is being received in the White House.
Mahmoud Abbas, known among Arabs as “Abu Mazen,” was selected as the first “Prime Minister” of Yassir Arafat’s “Palestinian Authority,” and, because of his cooperation with leftist Israeli leaders, is widely believed to be a man capable of putting the “roadmap to peace” in Palestine back on track.
But Abbas brings with him to America a lot of baggage beside a few changes of underwear and shirts. For one thing, he wrote a doctoral thesis in which he denied the holocaust ever occurred, and even concocted probably the most bizarre of all revisionist theories ever proposed — that some of the Jews had actually conspired with Hitler to wipe out European Jewry. Abbas claimed, in his Arabic book, “The Other Side: the secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionism,” that the systematic murder of over six million Jews in Europe was merely a “Zionist fantasy,” and called it a “fantastic lie that six million Jews were killed.” Abbas claimed claims that ‘only’ 890,000 Jews were killed by Hitler, and wrote that these were “victims of a Zionist-Nazi plot.” There has never been any official disclaimer issued by Abbas, denying his weird theory; never any apology.
Among the baggage this so-called “Prime Minister” brings with him is the fact that he was named as a financier of the terrorists who murdered Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. The man who was largely believed to have masterminded the attacks, one Abu Daoud, wrote his memoirs, some of which were published in French in 1999. In those memoirs, Daoud named Mahmoud Abbas as one the financial sponsors of the Munich massacres.
Daoud’s book, entitled “Palestine: From Jerusalem to Munich,” also claims that the “Black September” terrorist organization was controlled by Arafat, even though Arafat and his PLO attempted to distance themselves from what they called a breakaway, renegade group. Abbas became Arafat’s deputy, and was a high level figure in the PLO from early on.
None of this seems to matter to either Jerusalem or Washington. Apparently, Abbas will be given a pass on his ties to terrorism; his weird, anti-Jewish doctoral thesis will be overlooked, and he will be the next cozy “friend” of both the Israeli and American governments in their desperate search for peace in the Mideast.
As I have repeatedly warned, there will be no peace in the Middle East! The prophecies of your Bible predict wars; catastrophes; invasion, and occupation for the nation of Israel, not the rosy-hued vision of a “peaceful Palestinian State” living side by side in harmony with the Jewish state of Israel.
Jeremiah’s book of Lamentations consists of a painful look at the hindsight of a nation which depends upon foreign “lovers” for its succor, while turning its back on God and His laws:
He wrote, “How doth the city [Jerusalem] sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary!
“She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: among all her lovers she hath none to comfort her: all her friends have dealt treacherously with her, they are become her enemies” (Lamentations 1:1,2).
A few verses later, Jeremiah lamented, “I called for my lovers, but they deceived me: my priests and mine elders gave up the ghost in the city, while they sought their meat to relieve their souls.
“Behold, O LORD; for I am in distress: my bowels are troubled; mine heart is turned within me; for I have grievously rebelled: abroad the sword bereaveth, at home there is as death.
“They have heard that I sigh: there is none to comfort me: all mine enemies have heard of my trouble; they are glad that thou hast done it: thou wilt bring the day that thou hast called, and they shall be like unto me” (Lamentations 1:19-21).
Ezekiel also prophesied against our peoples who believe they can depend upon political “lovers” (allies) for help: “Thou hast played the whore also with the Assyrians [modern-day Germany], because thou wast unsatiable; yea, thou hast played the harlot with them, and yet couldest not be satisfied.
“Thou hast moreover multiplied thy fornication in the land of Canaan unto Chaldea [Palestine and Iraq]; and yet thou wast not satisfied herewith.
“How weak is thine heart, saith the Lord GOD, seeing thou doest all these things, the work of an imperious whorish woman;
“In that thou buildest thine eminent place in the head of every way, and makest thine high place in every street; and hast not been as an harlot, in that thou scornest hire;
“But as a wife that committeth adultery, which taketh strangers instead of her husband!
“They give gifts to all whores: but thou givest thy gifts to all thy lovers, and hirest them, that they may come unto thee on every side for thy whoredom.
“And the contrary is in thee from other women in thy whoredoms, whereas none followeth thee to commit whoredoms: and in that thou givest a reward, and no reward is given unto thee, therefore thou art contrary.
“Wherefore, O harlot, hear the word of the LORD:
“Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thy filthiness was poured out, and thy nakedness discovered through thy whoredoms with thy lovers, and with all the idols of thy abominations, and by the blood of thy children, which thou didst give unto them;
“Behold, therefore I will gather all thy lovers, with whom thou hast taken pleasure, and all them that thou hast loved, with all them that thou hast hated; I will even gather them round about against thee, and will discover thy nakedness unto them, that they may see all thy nakedness” (Ezekiel 16:28-37).
The dictators and despots we have paid; the “bad guys” we have financed do not always perform in the long run in the manner we expect. One would assume the third world dictators and terrorists would pay us for their loyalty — instead, as God charges, it is the other way around!
Can America really expect to depend on a man who wrote a Jew-hating revisionist book; who helped finance the Munich massacres; to form a benign, peaceful Palestinian State, dedicated to living in harmony alongside the Jewish state of Israel?
Can the Israeli government truly trust “Abu Mazen”?
P.S. By the way, the US is currently committing two hundred million dollars in "aid" to the Palestinian Authority.
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