SOCIAL SECURITY FOR ARAB TERRORISTS
LETTER FROM RUTH MATAR (WOMEN IN GREEN) JERUSALEM
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2005
There are some recent developments in the United States, which I would never have dreamed of, even in my worst nightmares. I am aware (being an avid Fox News Channel watcher) that the U.S. Social Security system faces some severe financial problems, and that there are various proposals to improve it on the part of President Bush's government. These are legitimate concerns and various plans have been advanced to improve the Social Security system, as well as the Health Insurance system.
In spite of the financial problems in assisting the aging part of the American populace, and those who cannot afford adequate health insurance, President George W. Bush wants to make an extraordinary gift of $390 million to Abu Mazen and his terrorist regime.
I am going to quote extensively from an article by Yoram Ettinger, former Israeli Minister for Congressional Affairs (with the rank of Ambassador), entitled: "$390 Million to Abu Mazen Defies U.S. Global Policy."
1. PRESIDENT BUSH'S MEMORABLE SEPT. 20, 2001 SPEECH VS. $390 MILLION TO ABU MAZEN
... "Either you are with us, or your are with the terrorists...Any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism will be regarded by the US as a hostile regime...WE WILL STARVE TERRORISTS OF FUNDING...[Where does that leave Abu Mazen, Card #2 of the Palestinian Terror Authority, the largest terror base in the world?! With $390 Million US foreign aid???]
2. U.S. POLICY ON IRAQ & AFGHANISTAN VS. $390 MILLION TO ABU MAZEN.
The prerequisite for free election and for US assistance to Iraq and to Afghanistan, was the thorough eradication of - rather than accommodation with - rogue regimes. US policy would not tolerate top Ba'th or Taliban leaders running for office, let alone heading a new regime. The US would not tolerate an Iraqi or Afghani candidates campaigning for office on the shoulders of a most wanted notorious terrorist, as did Abu Mazen on the shoulders of Zakaria Zubeidi, the leading terrorist in Jenin. Abu Mazen did not emerge, on election day, from exile in Europe or from his hiding cave in the Judean Desert. Abu Mazen emerged from Arafat's headquarters in Ramallah, running as Arafat's most intimate confidant during the last 50 years and Arafat's loyal #2 since 1993. Abu Mazen had occasionally disagreed with Arafat tactically, but always concurred strategically. Contrary to US policy in Iraq and Afghanistan, the US has re-entrenched, rather than uproot, the rogue old regime, thus rewarding Palestinian terrorism and adrenalizing regional anti-US terrorism.
3. U.S. FARM SUBSIDIES VS. $390 MILLION TO ABU MAZEN.
The US would not extend grants/loans to farmers, who have misused previous subsidies in gambling and other non-farming mischief. Why would the US extend a $390 Million grant to the PA, which has misused some $1.5 Billion since 1994, promoting anti-US and anti-Jewish hate-education, terrorism (including the murder of 52 US citizens), corruption and repression, rather than moderation, peaceful-coexistence and counter-terrorism?
4. U.S. POLICY ON SYRIA VS. $390 MILLION TO ABU MAZEN.
President Bush ("State of the Union", Feb. 2, 2005) and Secretary of State Rice (Israel, Feb. 7, 2005) have condemned Syria for harboring terrorists, which has denied Damascus US foreign aid and cooperation. Where does that leave Abu Mazen, who has harbored Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists, while heading the political infrastructure of PA ("security organizations") terrorism?! Abu Mazen met - in December 2004 in Damascus - the leaders of Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the PDFLP, and will meet shortly with other Islamic terrorists in Teheran. Both meetings (at terrorist capitals) aim at coordination and co-existence with terrorists, in defiance of the morally-just and strategically-right US war on global terrorism.
5. PAST U.S. CRITICAL BLUNDERS & $390 MILLION TO ABU MAZEN.
Sacrificing the 50 year track record of Abu Mazen - and the lessons of the last eleven years since the signing of Oslo - on the altar of wishful thinking, is consistent with the 1993 White House embrace of the Oslo Process and Nobel Laureate Arafat, with the 1996 crowning of Arafat - by the US Administration - as "a democratically elected President", with honoring Arafat as the most frequent visitor to President Clinton's White House, with the 1988-91 courting of Saddam by the Bush/Baker Administration (until the day of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait!), with the 1978 US Administration support extended to the "elder Iranian religious leader in exile" (Khomeini) in his battle against "the dictator in Teheran" (the Shah), etc.
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President Bush said in his State of the Union Address. "Secretary of State Rice will depart on a trip that will take her to Israel and the West Bank for meetings with Prime Minister Sharon and President Abbas. She will discuss with them how we and our friends can help the Palestinian people end terror and build institutions of a peaceful, independent, democratic state. To promote this democracy we will ask Congress for $350 million to support Palestinian political, economic and security reforms. The goal of two democratic states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace, is within reach - and America will help them achieve that goal."
The Bush administration subsequently suggested that Congress consent to send an additional $41 million immediately for an immediate impact in support of democratic transition. The entire gift to Abu Mazen now amounts to $391 million dollars.
And now for what Bill O'Reilly of the American Fox News Channel would surely call the most ridiculous item of the day.
Condoleezza Rice, in her new position as successor to Colin Powell, demands that part of that money go directly to "retired" terrorists. She proposed a $100 dollar monthly allowance to "retired" terrorists, who agree to lay down their arms and retire, or find another profession. She proposed that this pension fund must benefit at least 1,000 terrorists. The money would come out of President Bush's offer to Abu Mazen of $390 million dollars.
However, Abu Mazen has made the terrorists a better offer. About 350 gunmen, all on Israel's list of wanted terrorists, have been recruited to "join the [PA] security forces." This move is designed to protect them against Israeli assassination attempts. According to the Jerusalem Post, these terrorists are all members "of the armed wings of Hamas and Islamic Jihad - Izzaddin Kassam and al-Kuds brigades. The two groups are responsible for most of the suicide bombings and rocket attacks against Israeli targets over the past four years."
"A PA 'security' official said, 'Hamas and Islamic jihad leaders who met with Abbas last week in Gaza City demanded that their followers be recruited as policemen as a condition for accepting a temporary truce with Israel.'"
Maybe the American money could be put into a "Social Security" Fund for the time when these particular Arab terrorists are too old and feeble to kill Jews?
Do not believe for even one minute that Israel's Prime Minister Sharon will not be the recipient of this largesse of American tax payers' dollars, as well. President Bush has promised to help Sharon financially with his unilateral Disengagement Plan (actually, Deportation of Jews by Jews Plan).
Thus, President Bush is with one hand promoting a make-believe democracy for Abu Mazen's terrorist regime, and with the other hand he is collaborating with Israel's Prime Minister Sharon in suppressing Israel's democracy.
Dear Friends, it is absolutely essential that you contact your Congressman and your Senators. and ask them to defeat this $390 million dollar appropriation for a terrorist regime. It is in your power to avert this evil plan, since Congress has to approve any such appropriation.
You can see it is important that the giant rally, which is being planned for the Washington DC Mall, in May 2005, is becoming more and more important. We, Bible-believing Jews and Christians, must impress on the U.S. Government that we will not allow Israel to become the first "democracy" to be defeated by Islamic terrorists.
With Blessings and Love for Israel,
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