Friday, August 17, 2007

Expected News

Incredible, this had come completely out of nowhere! I mean, who could possibly have foreseen that Mahmoud Abbas would renege on an agreement with the US government who has been all it can to to provide him (and to encourage Israel to join in) with arms, funding, training and men to wage his war against Israel? What a shocker.

Just days after promising US lawmakers that his Fatah movement would not reconcile with Hamas, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is inviting the Islamist movement to kiss and make up.

Abbas called on Hamas to “return to national unity” following his meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso Wednesday. "The split that happened as a result of Hamas's coup is temporary and will be removed," Abbas said. Hamas welcomed Abbas’s statements and invited him to negotiations in Gaza.

I'm stunned, obviously, that we can't take the word of the man at the head of Fatah. Does this now mean that all those guns, ammunition and cash that the Bush administration was so eager to give to Fatah to bolster them against Hamas will now...end up in the hands of Hamas themselves?

1 comment:

DirtCrashr said...

Didn't Stalin and Hitler have a kissy-poo moment and sign a nonagression pact? Don't people learn?