Bush's Self-defeating Middle East Debacle: The Gaza Bombshell (Vanity Fair)

Vanity Fair has obtained confidential documents, since corroborated by sources in the U.S. and Palestine, which lay bare a covert initiative, approved by Bush and implemented by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Deputy National Security Adviser Elliott Abrams, to provoke a Palestinian civil war.

The plan was for forces led by Dahlan, and armed with new weapons supplied at America’s behest, to give Fatah the muscle it needed to remove the democratically elected Hamas-led government from power. (The State Department declined to comment.)
But the secret plan backfired, resulting in a further setback for American foreign policy under Bush. Instead of driving its enemies out of power, the U.S.-backed Fatah fighters inadvertently provoked Hamas to seize total control of Gaza…

The botched plan has rendered the dream of Middle East peace more remote than ever, but what really galls neocons such as Wurmser is the hypocrisy it exposed. “There is a stunning disconnect between the president’s call for Middle East democracy and this policy,” he says. “It directly contradicts it.”..

The Gaza Bombshell (Vanity Fair)

Former President Jimmy Carter Was Right to Meet with Hamas (By Joshua Holland, AlterNet)


3 thoughts on “Bush's Self-defeating Middle East Debacle: The Gaza Bombshell (Vanity Fair)

  1. déjà vu, all over again.
    Betekent dat dat de Palestijnen ook groeperingen in de VS mogen financieren om een staatsgreep te plegen?

  2. Deja vu wellicht, maar het het prettig als uitgelekte vertrouwenlijke stukken bevestigen wat menigeen lange tijd denkt.

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