[News] PFLP - US is not a mediator but an enemy of the Palestinian people

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PFLP: U.S. is not a mediator but an enemy of the Palestinian people

Post • Nov 6th, 2009 at 13:35 •

by Carlos Latuff

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine 
said on November 3, 2009 that the Palestinian 
Authority, and all Palestinian parties, must 
immediately end any and all illusions about the 
United States or its president, Barack Obama, and 
instead reject its "negotiations" based on 
surrender and rely on the Palestinian people and 
their resistance, unity and national rights.

Comrade Rayya Amin, of the Information Office of 
the PFLP, said that it must be abundantly clear 
that Barack Obama is nothing more than U.S. 
imperialism in new packaging, saying that the 
United States is an enemy of the Palestinian 
people and the Arab people, and all progressive 
and peoples' forces in the world. Comrade Amin 
stressed that the policy of the United States had 
not changed in any way, and was engaged in the 
same strategic alliance with Zionism and conquest 
of the Arab world that has always determined its 
actions. She demanded that the PA and all 
Palestinian, Arab and progressive forces cast 
aside any and all illusions about Obama and 
"change" and instead struggle to confront U.S. imperialism and the occupation.

Comrade Dr. Maher al-Taher, member of the PFLP 
and leader of its branch in exile, said that the 
U.S. administration is entirely hostile to the 
Palestinian people and has put all of its efforts 
into trying to force us to surrender by calling 
upon Palestinians to enter into unconditional 
"negotiations" with the occupier, recognizing 
none of the national rights of the Palestinian people.

Comrade Taher emphasized that the U.S. call for 
the resumption of so-called negotiations means 
that the U.S. wants to provide a Palestinian 
cover of surrender for the ongoing aggression of 
the Zionist enemy and its policies of Zionization 
of Jerusalem, escalation of settlement and land 
confiscation, and present a false image to the 
world of a "peace process". He said that the 
occupation wants a so-called "peace process" on 
the basis of force and intimidation, and said 
that there can be no "peace" with this enemy. 
Furthermore, said Comrade Taher, the only road 
forward for Palestinians is to continue the 
resistance, end internal division, and unite 
Palestinian ranks through the reconstruction of 
the Palestine Liberation Organization on clear 
national principles and rejecting the entire 
project of "political settlement" and 
"negotiations" under the auspices of the United States.

He emphasized that the U.S. is not an "honest 
broker," nor "neutral," but is instead a hostile 
party against Palestinian, Arab and Muslim 
interests and must be dealt with on that basis. 
He denounced the Netanyahu strategy of so-called 
"economic peace," noting that he wants to pay for 
Palestinian surrender with donor funds while 
continuing settlements, land confiscation, home 
demolitions and the imprisonment of thousands of 
Palestinian political prisoners while denying the 
Palestinian right to return or ending the 
occupation, and noted that the U.S. is involved 
in a direct partnership with Netanyahu in denying Palestinian national rights.

Comrade Jamil Mizher, member of the Central 
Committee of the PFLP, demanded that the 
Palestinian Authority end its reliance on the 
U.S. administration and President Barack Obama, 
saying that all must instead rely on the 
Palestinian people and uniting our forces in order to confront the occupation.

In an interview with Al-Jazeera Forum on November 
2, 2009, Comrade Mizher described the U.S. 
position approving of Zionist settlements as 
"scandalous," and demanded that all forms of 
direct and indirect negotiations with the 
occupation be immediately ended. He said that all 
Palestinian and Arab illusions about Obama must 
be discarded immediately, and that anyone who 
claims to speak on behalf of the Palestinian 
people must instead rely on Palestinian national 
rights and requirements. Furthermore, he called 
for an end to official Arab silence and 
complicity with the U.S./Israeli attacks on 
Palestinian rights, emphasizing the need for 
popular Arab pressure to support Palestinian resistance.

Comrade Abu Ahmad Fouad, member of the Political 
Bureau of the PFLP, reacted to the U.S. Congress' 
official denunciation of the Goldstone Report on 
war crimes in Gaza on November 3, 2009 by 
denouncing the Congressional resolution and 
affirming that this only makes yet more clear 
that there should be absolutely no illusions 
about the administration of U.S. President Barack 
Obama. Comrade Fouad said that this once again 
reaffirms that there is no change whatsoever in 
U.S. policy toward the Arab-Zionist conflict, or 
its policy that supports the Zionist entity and 
all of its crimes and massacres against the Palestinian people.

Comrade Fouad said that the congressional 
resolution, House Resolution 867, comes on the 
heels of the announcement of Obama's Secretary of 
State, Hillary Clinton, a few days ago that the 
fascist Zionist regime of Netanyahu was making 
"unprecedented concessions," stating the US' 
support for its settlement and land confiscation 
program, as well as the enemy's actions in Jerusalem and at Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Comrade Fouad denounced the warm reception 
Clinton met in Arab capitals while she affirmed 
the U.S. support for unlimited Zionist 
expansionism and attacks on the Palestinian 
people's rights, and stressed that these 
positions "are and always have been the real 
position of the Obama administration, and any 
postures to the contrary are nothing more than 
smokescreens to mislead Arabs and Palestinians."

He said further that the primary objective of 
Clinton's visit was to support Israel while 
promoting deceit about "peace" and 
"negotiations", but made it clear that the U.S. 
position is fully aligned with the Zionist policy 
of aggression, colonization and Zionization 
before the eyes and ears of the world.

Comrade Fouad commented also on recent joint 
military exercises between the U.S. and Israel, 
noting that the U.S. war machine is a full 
partner in Israeli state terror, recalling the 
comments of the commander of the U.S. naval ship, 
the USS Higgins, that the "defense" of Haifa is 
the same as the "defense" of San Diego, California.

source: <http://www.uruknet.de/?p=59730>http://www.uruknet.de/?p=59730

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