The Palestinian parliamentary elections on Wednesday January 25, 2006, will deliver a triumph for the terror gang of Hamas, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Tehran-Damascus-Cairo axis powers, and will deliver a mortal blow to the kidney-failing Fatah under insufferable Mahmud Abbas and his kleptocratic cronies.
The US State Department, backing Fatah and Abbas with cash and policy, is at the doorstep of a policy vacuum in the region. Abbas cannot and does not know how to form a coalition of Fatah and Hamas, and will be in the stupid position of denying democracy and fair election results in order to please his US-EU masters who are preaching democracy for the Ummah. Cancel democracy to suck up to democracy?? Abbas is more compromised than a rifle company raised in Hollywood.
What will follow the January 25 results, with Hamas commanding 50 or 60 seats in the 132 member PA parliament, will be farce, doggerel, shameless doubletalk as only the mumbles society at State can manage.
But is there no future for Fatah?
Fatah’s future sits in an Israel max security jail in the Negev, and the future is named Marwan Barghouti. Born 1959 in Ramallah, first arrested as a Fatah hothead when he was 15, Barghouti is charismatic, gifted, multilingual, well-organized, beloved of the mob and the PA cadres, and worshiped by the gang he helped create, the death squad Al Aqsa. Sentenced to five life terms in June 2004 for various murder plots, Barghouti uses a cell phone and open communications routes to his team in the West Bank, chief of which is his wife the ferocious Fadwa Barghouti.
If Barghouti’s name were on the ballot on Wednesday 25, he would be elected immediately; and if his name is on the ballot next year in the presidential election, he will sweep the West Bank with Arafat numbers. Barghouti is the one home-grown Palestinian nationalist — he speaks Hebrew — who can match and defeat Hamas at the polls.
The Israeli leadership knows Barghouti is the way out of turning over Gaza and the West Bank to Hamas and its like-minded foreign run pals, Islamic Jihad, HizbAllah, Al Q, but the Israeli leadership is too fractured to release Barghouti and let him work his magic. Olmert in particular is said to want to let Barghouti out of jail; yet Olmert is weak, and his non response to Hamas’s victory on Wednesday 25 will make Olmert look as graceful a loser as the State Department.
Barghouti is the key, and when the key is finally used on his jail cell, it will be very late in the game; more, Barghouti could well be the future prime minister of a parliamentary dominated democracy called the United Parliaments of Palestine-Israel (UPPI).
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