Thursday, February 14, 2008

The US And The Contradiction Of A Palestinian State

The Washington Post is reporting on the possibility that the search for justice by American victims of Palestinian terrorism will come to naught:
The State Department is considering supporting the Palestinian Authority in its quest to avoid paying hundreds of millions of dollars in judgments won by American victims of Palestinian terrorist attacks in Israel, according to Palestinian officials and defense lawyers involved in the cases.
The Palestinians have it exactly right:
Palestinian officials have argued that it makes no sense for the United States to be providing millions of dollars in aid to the Palestinian Authority while U.S. courts are threatening to bankrupt it.
If the Palestinian Arabs are merely a group of people trying to establish a country of their own, it makes no sense for the US to go ahead and allow these lawsuits to go through--BUT, if the PA is in fact responsible for heinous acts of terrorism in the murder of US citizens, then for the US to actively pursue the creation of a state for these terrorists is obscene.

Till now, the US has been trying to avoid facing the implications of their actions.

Faced with the contradiction of US policy and a Palestinian state, can anyone doubt what the US will do?

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