In all honesty, I can't keep track. And watching one of the international news channels, I caught a clip about one of the "armies" in which they explained that although that group had originally been anti-American, something in their position/policy recently changed, and now they are overjoyed to be getting support, training and weapons from the USA. I have no doubt that within a short period of time, things will change again and they'll use their new-found knowledge against the USA and western allies, just like in the movie The Siege.
The only alliance that seems to be holding is between Hamas and Fatah which proves that the claim that Fatah is moderate as totally false.
|Fatah's leader Mahmoud Abbas meets with Hamas leader |
Khaled Meshaal in Doha. (photo credit:REUTERS)
Right From Wrong: Happy first Fatah- Hamas anniversary!
by Ruthie Blum
It has been a year since the swearing-in of the national unity government of Fatah and Hamas, agreed upon by the warring Palestinian factions two months earlier. At the time, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his displeasure with the merger. He said it showed that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas had chosen terrorism over peace.
Since Abbas has never opted for the latter – rejecting all direct Israeli overtures and those brokered by the United States – the Israeli leader’s words rang hollow. But they were made necessary by the conventional myth that something resembling a “peace process” had been going on between Israel and the Palestinians for more than two decades. It was this “peace process” that led to the signing of the Oslo Accords, which have done nothing but perpetuate war.
Nevertheless, the lie lives on, as does the lip service enlisted in its embellishment...(Jerusalem Post)