June 01, 2009

Abbas doing his best

to satisfy the marching orders he received from Emperor Obama last week in Washington. And his best is killing Palestinians who refuse to take orders from Washington.
Palestinians medical sources reported on Sunday at dawn that six Palestinians were killed in Qalqilia, in the northern part of the West Bank, during clashes that took place between Palestinian security forces and a group of fighters of the Al Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas.

Three Palestinian security officers were killed on Sunday at dawn; two of them were identified as Shaher Abu Al Tayyib, Abdul-Rahman Yassin, both were members of the Palestinian Preventive Security Forces, while the third is a security officer of the National Security forces.

Also, two members of the Al Qassam Brigades were killed after barricading themselves in a building during clashes with the security forces. They were identified as Samir Yassin and Mohammad Al Samman.

The owner of the building, Abdul-Nasser Al Basha, was also killed in the clashes.

The initial clashes took place after midnight as some members of the Al Qassam Brigades reportedly opened fire at security forces surrounding a building the fighters barricaded themselves in. (IMEMC)

In a really surreal twist, Mahmoud Abbas, reading from the IDF spokesperson's boilerplate press releases during the assault on Gaza, accused the victims of his U.S. trained security forces of "storing explosives in mosques."
“The security agencies will not allow anyone to endanger or risk the lives of innocent citizens, or to store weapons and explosives in the homes of citizens or mosques,” said Abbas. (PNN)
As Mondoweiss points out, this comes directly out of Emperor Obama's orders against reconciliation with hamas:
President Obama went out of his way in their joint press conference to remark that Abbas "has been under enormous pressure to bring about some sort of unity government and to negotiate with Hamas. And I am very impressed and appreciative of President Abbas' willingness to steadfastly insist that any unity government would have to recognize the principles that have been laid by the Quartet." (Mondoweiss)

The Obama administration follows in the imperial footsteps of its predecessor: bribe, repress, and murder; and if they resist, bribe, repress and murder some more. There is no other playbook.

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