Hawkish Washington Welcomes Prime Minister Sharon

Makor Rishon Weekly, May 31, 2002

CIA Director, George  Tenet, has arrived to the region, in order to resuscitate the Oslo Process, by resurrecting the legitimacy of Arafat and by rebuilding the PLO/PA's terror apparatus (otherwise called "security and police forces").  Tenet has been the intelligent, pleasant, and professional ally of Secretary Powell in the ideological battle with the Cheney-Rumsfeld school of thoughts. While Secretary Powell has considered Arafat and the Oslo Process as viable ingredients for peace, Cheney and Rumsfeld have concluded that the Oslo Process has undermined regional stability and US interests.  They have considered Arafat and the PLO as the key to the problem rather than the solution. 

Who are you Colin Powell?

Makor Rishon Weekly, April 19, 2002

In 1991, the Chairman of the Joint C-o-S, Colin Powell, convinced President Bush #41 to abort the Gulf War, thus perpetuating the terror regime of Saddam Hussein. Consequently, the deterrence posture of the US was severely eroded, the anti-US wave of terror was drastically emboldened, climaxing on 9/11. Moreover, Saddam has evolved into a potential nuclear power, threatening US national security and requiring a US military effort, larger than the 1991 Gulf War.

 
In 2002, Secretary of State, Colin Powell, attempts to convince President Bush #43 to pressure Israel into a premature conclusion of its war on Palestinian terrorism, which would perpetuate the terror regime of the Palestinian Authority/PLO.

Jerusalem still does not get it!

Makor Rishon Weekly, April 05, 2002

President Bush and his administration have outflanked israel from the Right in their hawkish battle against terrorism.  During his March 30, 2002 press conference in Crawford Texas, the President repeated five times his support of "Israel's right to defend itself," refraining from any explicit or implicit arm-twisting of Israel.  In fact, for the first time since Sept. 11, 2001, he has publicly lumped together the US war on Islamic terrorism and Israel's war on Palestinian terrorism. 

Prime Minister Barak's Fear of – and Susceptibility to – Pressure

Makor Rishon Weekly , January 05, 2001

Contrary to all his predecessors – who served until the1993 Oslo Accords – Prime Minister Barak has been extremely susceptible to US Administration pressure.  Unlike the leaders of Egypt, Turkey Germany and Italy, who have demonstrated tenacity in combating terrorism, and in contrast with his own outstanding service as the commander of special operations, Barak has been apprehensive of a resolute military battle against terrorism.  

How to Survive Violence? Let's Turn the Clock Forward

"Makor Rishon" Weekly, November 24, 2000

The unprecedented deterioration of the personal and national security in Jerusalem, Galilee, Acre, Jaffa, Negev and Netzarim, is the direct and lethal outcome of the Oslo Process.  The rectification of the erosion in Israel’s national and personal security is preconditioned upon the annulling – and not just suspension – of the Oslo Process.  The suspension - rather than the rescinding - of the Process has been suggested by spineless politicians. But, it would not solve the security problem; it would only postpone the end…

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