I read some familiar news today in the New York Times. The scenario: a democratic election turns out a winner not endorsed by the United States. The plan: Destroy the democracy by actively undermining the government.
There are precidents, past and recent. Recall El Salvador. What will do with Bolivia, Peru, and now the Hamas led Palestinian democratically elected governments? The US will starve them, create chaos, and then force new elections where the leader is a puppet. Watch it happen but read about it now.
"The United States and Israel are discussing ways to destabilize the Palestinian government so that newly elected Hamas officials will fail and elections will be called again, according to Israeli officials and Western diplomats.
The intention is to starve the Palestinian Authority of money and international connections to the point where, some months from now, its president, Mahmoud Abbas, is compelled to call a new election. The hope is that Palestinians will be so unhappy with life under Hamas that they will return to office a reformed and chastened Fatah movement."
If the US wants help any democratically elected leader carry out the wishes of its people, it should look towards Myanmar. Democratically elected leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi is still under house arrest. But that might cause tensions with China. When it comes to picking on people, the US looks for the smallest kid.
New York Times. U.S. and Israelis Are Said to Talk of Hamas Ouster
Posted by on February 14, 2006 10:39 AM | Permalink