Sunday, May 20, 2007

Clerics to Palestinians, kill each other, as Bush Builds most Expensive Embassy for his M.E. Successes!

Clerics tell Palestinians to kill each other as Bush Builds worlds most expensive Embassy for his Successes in the middle east!
Myself I was floored to find out yesterday that Bush is building the worlds largest and most expensive Embassy in Baghdad in order to be the seat for his mess he calls successful middle east Democratization. You may remember that God told him to go into the middle east and straighten it out. He started by attacking Iraq and you see the results of that success.
He was pretty proud of his intervention in Palestine and the supposedly Bush brokered new Democracy. Here is the latest on that success! For many Gaza residents, the chilling point of no return in the struggle between Hamas and Fatah came when some clerics started issuing religious edicts on the radio telling Palestinians it was okay to fight one another. This is another great example of Bush's successful Democracies. Two months after ruling Hamas Islamists and President Mahmoud Abbas's secular Fatah faction formed a unity government, any goodwill that existed between the longtime rivals has been replaced with anger and fear. Sound familiar?

If things are not bad enough for Palestine Israel is provoked or not now doing their share. Three Qassam rockets were fired into Israel, one of which damaged a building in a town south of Sderot. On Friday, officials said, 17 rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza. In retaliation Israel Defense Forces carried out two air strikes overnight. One air strike targeted two sites used to manufacture weaponry; the other, south of Beit Hanoun, targeted a group of militants believed to have launched a Qassam rocket on Sderot, an IDF spokesman said.
The Palestinians have accused Israel of taking advantage of its internal Hamas-Fatah fighting, while Israel maintains it is merely defending itself, given dozens of rockets fired from Gaza into the country in the past few days. In addition, an Israeli official said Friday that Hamas was increasing the rockets into Israel to draw an Israeli response, which would unite Palestinians. I agree with the desire to unite Palestine but since Israel and the U.S. view Hamas as a terrorist organization I can only see a furtherance of the middle east breakdown Bush set in motion.
That brings me to the The Bush administration designed new U.S. Embassy in Baghdad that will be the world's largest and most expensive foreign mission. The 104-acre compound is set to open in September in what today is a war zone that will only get worse. I don't get it, We cannot even secure the Green Zone and Bush is constructing the only on schedule project in Iraq that is supposed to be the seat of his Democratic "successes" in the middle east.
$592 million dollars people, to highlight failure? First I have to ask, who are the contractors benefiting from this Boondoggle? People are bummed out about having to live in the Green Zone. What kind of embassy is it when everybody lives inside and it's blast-proof, and people are running around with helmets and crouching behind sandbags?"
The compound will have secure apartments for about 615 people. The comfortable but not opulent one-bedrooms have offered hope for State Department staff now doubled up in tinny trailers. Morale is already at an ebb among the embassy staff, most of whom rarely leave the heavily fortified Green Zone during their one-year tours in Iraq. The barricaded zone houses both the current, makeshift U.S. Embassy and the new compound about a mile away.
Even Gaza'ns who have endured years of bloody conflict with Israel were shocked by the extraordinary flashes of brutality exhibited by Hamas and Fatah gunmen over the last nine days of street fighting. Both sides have accused each other of committing atrocities, including summary executions of the injured and torture. This fighting will not stop as I have been saying about Iraq also because neither side wants peace. They are all determined to fight to the death in Bush's Democracy because they all believe they can fight and have their way as Bush does. Senior Hamas lawmaker Younis al-Astal accused Fatah of conspiring with the United States and Israel against Hamas and as we know, therein lies the problem again.
There is no way bush's forced, so called Democracies are going to succeed in the middle east. We have learned nothing! They cannot be forced, a Democracy must be wanted by the majority not the minority. I refuse to believe that we are proceeding with spending that kind of money on a venture that has already failed as should have been expected from the get go. Bush has this on schedule to be completed before he leaves. What a coincidence. Democrats must find a way to put an end to this. That Embassy will be nothing but a target and a white elephant as Bush's failed endeavors in the middle east are. Nothing will change that!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

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