Saturday, January 28, 2006
Money for terrorists: There should be no doubt that the Palestinian Authority is a corrupt terrorist organization. It was when Yasser Arafat (condition stable after dying in a Paris hospital) was running things. It was when his Fatah party continued holding power after his death. And it will continue to be now that Hamas -- an organization that has as its primary goal the complete destruction of Israel.
Therefore, it should come as no surprise that the guy who was once lauded as the epitome of what an ex-president should be, has his "endangered values" kick in over common sense.
Former US President Jimmy Carter said Friday that the United States would have to cut off direct funding to the Palestinian Authority as soon as Hamas takes control, but it should look for other ways to give money to the Palestinians.
"United States law would require that the money would be cut off if Hamas is in the government, so that's a foregone conclusion," Carter told The Associated Press.
Instead, the United States should increase its donations to UN and other aid groups earmarked for the Palestinians to make up for the cut in direct aid "so that the people can still continue to have food and shelter and health care and education," Carter said.
Oh yeah, the "education" that has been funded by the UN for decades and has produced a level of Jew-hatred not seen since Hitler's Germany. An education system that glorifies martyrdom and the murder of innocent civilians. Yeah, we need to keep funding that.
Israel has done a smart thing by not waiting for a "partner" for peace -- because they'll be waiting until the end of time -- for their security fence.
I don't know what the solution is, but it certainly isn't continuing to fund and prop up an evil society. Yes, it's not politically correct to describe a society as evil, but that's the most accurate description of that society.
What the international community has been doing for the last 50-plus years has not been working -- that much is obvious to anyone who isn't an ex-president named Jimmy. Something else needs to be done. Maybe that something else is to allow Palestinian "society" the opportunity to destroy itself beyond repair. Maybe then something will emerge from the ashes that isn't based on irrational hatred of the Jews.