Two set to meet in Cuba for talks on killing of Christians in the Mideast, a meeting hailed by Russian envoy to Vatican as confirming 'the Christian civilizational role of Russia.'04:09 06.02.16 | 0 comments
This is one of these cases where people probably put it to themselves differently -- but their purposes can be described in terms less charitable than they themselves would use. The desire is to create a Palestinian Quisling -- that is to say, a Palestinian 'leader' so dependent upon US and Israeli support that he will agree to a 'peace treaty' congenial to both his sponsors. Then, when the bulk of the Palestinian people quite inevitably reject their Bantustans, they will be 'against peace' -- and their rights and needs can continue to be ignored. Mind, it has yet to be seen if all this works -- but that's where we're trying to get. The situation is vaguely analogous to that at the end of World War One, where the victorious powers eventually compelled the Turkish Sultan to sign a treaty virtually dismembering Turkey. Of course, Ataturk and the Turkish people weren't exactly on board. I imagine any 'peace' that comes out of this will prove similarly illusory.