Things fall apart!
Poor Abu Mazen! Not only did Hamas ruin his Swearing-Inn ceremony by their attack on Israelis, The Israelis decided to revert their position and to cut all ties with him, while 46 members of the Palestinian election commission, including top managers, resigned Saturday, saying they were pressured by Abu Mazen’s campaign and intelligence officials to abruptly change voting procedures during the Jan. 9 presidential poll. Things are looking bad for him indeed, especially because of the Tie cutting that was carried on by the Israeli side all of a sudden, something that I mentioned here that they wouldn’t do and praised them for it, because if they did cut ties they would be playing right in the hands of Hamas, which they now did. Sharon’s reasoning for it was that Al Aqsa Martyr Brigade also declared responsibility of the attack next to Hamas, and they are linked to Fath, which Abu Mazen is its leader. I think this is politically unwise move by Sharon at the moment because he really needs to give Abbas a chance to assert his authority and not look like Israel’s Bitch. Abbas is a new leader, and he needs time to do some House cleaning to get rid of Arafat’s shit stains like Al Aqsa Martyr Brigade. Oh well… It is worth noting that this cutting of all ties caused things to fall apart very rapidly: Violence raged in the Gaza Strip as he took office Saturday. The Israeli army killed eight Palestinians, and militants in Gaza fired homemade rockets at the Israeli town of Sderot, critically wounding a teenage girl. Early Sunday, Hamas militants fired two more rockets at Sderot but no casualties or damage were reported. And then, as if to add insult to injury, Hamas used the resignation of Palestinian officials to blast Abbas’ election, you know, the same election they refused to participate in because they wouldn’t have a majority vote? Hamas also issued a statement early Sunday warning that if there is not an immediate inquiry into the allegations — one that would hold accountable those responsible — it will be seen as an endorsement for future corruption. "These mass resignations put a big question mark on the credibility of the voter turnout and the results," the statement said. You wanna know what kind of irregularities those officials resigned for? They resigned cause they were pressured to keep polls open even longer then usual and for people to be allowed to cast ballots anywhere they wanted. The election officials actually stated that the irregularities don’t cast a doubt on the validity of Abbas’s victory and that their resignation was symbolic more then anything in order to ensure such things don’t happen again. The thing is though, the Palestinians were supposed to vote while having their movement restricted by the Israelis for security purposes. If they didn’t keep some of the polling stations open, many of them wouldn’t be able to vote at all. Anyway, now the question rises again. What will Abbas do now? He should crush Hamas, right? He should show them who is the president of the Palestinian people, right? He should smack them like toothless Whores and show them who is their Daddy, right? Abbas has said repeatedly that he prefers to co-opt the militants rather than crush them. If he fails to end their violence either through negotiations or a crackdown, however, there is little hope for a renewed peace process after four years of Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed. Sigh.. Why Abbas? Why? Kick their asses! They have no respect for you! If you don’t show strength as a leader now they will do as they please in the future and you won’t be able to negotiate anything with Israelis because you will have zero credibility. You have to crush Hamas Abbas. Let me help you get in the spirit of it. Wanna see what they say about you and the peace you say you want to have? "Our current position is against a truce. We are in a situation that does not allow us to accept a truce at this time," Abu Marzouk told The Associated Press. "It's known that Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the Palestinian resistance have carried weapons to defend themselves, to fight (Israeli) aggression and to resist the occupation," he added. "It is unacceptable that (Abbas) demands the Palestinian people remain unarmed." Abbas, Arabs only respect power. If you don’t show it now, and really Kick Hamas’ Butt, you will have no respect by either your people or the Israelis. A man of peace must be strong enough to go to war to get that peace Abbas. You are failing your first test man, and you might not get a chance to make it up!