When the white settlers of the North of America decided to win completely the war over the Natives of the country, they followed many strategies that proved all to be efficient. Of course they waged war on them and starved them by burning their crops or slaughtering the animals that fed them, they enslaved them and displaced them and killed them. They killed their chiefs and leaders one after the other. They contaminated them – intentionally – with diseases ranging from small pox to syphilis – not to forget tuberculosis – which killed 90% of the Native population in the first biological war ever waged. This, along with the introduction of the use of alcohol to which many Natives became addicted, took care of whoever survived the slaughters or diseases.
The Yankees never honored the hundreds of treaties they signed with the natives, they back stabbed them and used every treachery to set them up and kill them with their children, they won their wars by treachery and deceit because they could not win them otherwise. However, the most effective weapon the Yankees used and are still using and in which they excelled was introducing corruption to the Native Communities. This is what – really and finally – defeated the Natives and made them surrender – as a nation – and give up hope on any kind of autonomy and independence. This is the same corruption using which – nowadays- Israel and the world establishment are seeking to liquidate – for good – the Palestinian cause as they liquidated the Indigenous one.
What the Yankees did and are still doing was infiltrating the Natives communities by way of bribery or reward, and to corrupt these communities from within creating Native factions that served –fully- the Yankees’ interests. The Natives became divided and powerless, they were betrayed by their own brothers and turned in by their own people. Not only Uncle Sam was exploiting and confiscating their resources and oppressing them but Natives themselves were doing so to other natives endorsing fully the role given to them by their white masters. The native Nations – up to this very day–are still being betrayed and turned down and defeated by the same people who are natives like them and who are usurping the Native wealth and hijacking the Native Cause .
Now -if we want to compare this with our condition as Arabs and Palestinians- we will find out that we are not faring any better. Look at the Palestinian cause, look at what happened to Palestinians, what happened to their leaders, how they were killed one after the other like some horror series shot in some evil dark place, from Kamaal ‘Udwaan and Kamaal Nasser to Abu Jihad, passing by Ghassan Kanafani and Abu Iyaad, not to forget Ahmad Yassine and al Rantissi and Fathi al Shuqaqi and Mahmoud al Mabhouh and Yahya Ayyash and so many others that could not be contained in pages and pages. They killed them all, even Arafat whom they spared to the end to make full use of his indecisive stands and compromising attitude.
But this is no big deal, the struggle could have resumed and the cause could have produced other leaders- equally good- and despite the deep infiltration the Israelis and the world establishment operated within the ranks of Palestinians , the cause itself could not be defeated, on the contrary, in many cases, these unhappy events and circumstances made many people more determined to continue on the same path of struggle and sacrifice.
Despite all hardships and obstacles, this faith in the righteousness of the cause was still then inspiring many Arabs and Palestinians while – on the other hand- huge amounts of money were poured as bribery by the enemies of the cause to many Palestinian officials. Millions and billions were paid by the establishment to aids and assistants and other people in key positions. PLO security people and non affiliated individuals –as well- were fully cooperating with Israeli Mossad and Shin Bet in order to locate Palestinian leaders and have them assassinated, and these local agents remained unpunished feeling free to turn in more people and get more money.
What more can one say since PLO security people are being trained by CIA? What more can one say when the wall of segregation was financed by a Palestinian businessman who was a prime minister then? What to say when officials have been accumulating millions while Palestinians -among them leaders -are rotting in Israeli prisons or living a miserable life in refugee camps or being thrown out of their houses and properties or demolishing their own houses with their own hands or having their children and relatives killed everyday or arrested or humiliated on checkpoints? What to say when the whole negotiation process is nothing but a vicious circle with no results whatsoever -on the ground- except to provide Israel with more time to fulfill its schemes?
What to say when NGOs have infiltrated every Palestinian group or society or compound inside and outside Palestine recruiting so many intellectuals and students and academicians who are all embracing an Israeli agenda either of Apartheid or of Boycott or of the two states or the one state, all financed by the world order and by pro Zionist states and corporations like Soros and his like? What to say when Palestinian so called activists like Mustapha or ‘Omar Barghouthi are competing to appear in Zionist company and gain Zionist approval and benediction hijacking their people’s cause to sell it in the cheapest way while posing as boycotters and defenders of Palestinian rights? What to say when the Electronic Intifada of ‘Ali Abu Nimah is nothing but an Israeli tribune trying to find the most suitable solution for the Israeli problem by recognizing the legality of Israel hoping to get Israel’s favors?
The whole of Palestinian NGOs has turned into an army at the service of Israel and the western establishment. Where is Palestine in all this? Where are the rights of the Palestinians? Their right to Palestine, their right to their homeland, to their lands and usurped villages, their right to have their country back as Palestine? Their right to use the armed struggle to retrieve what is theirs and what has been denied to them by the International Community?
This war is waged on the Palestinian Cause itself, it is waged in order to disseminate a certain kind of knowledge and conviction according to which there is no possible victory for the Palestinians over Israelis, no possible recuperation of the Palestinian land or Palestinian rights, no possible Palestinian return and no possible justice; therefore the door is open to concessions and compromises which seem the only way out of this impasse.
There is an attempt to kill the burning flame that kept the cause alive for decades in the hearts of the Palestinian people, because if Israel is going to be defeated, and it will be defeated, this is going to happen first in the hearts of those who have faith in the cause, in the pure resolves of those who are determined to have Israel defeated and witness such defeat and see that the Palestinian rights are fully restored. From such beliefs and resolves victory starts, from there it will grow to materialize, and this is how it happened when Israel was defeated and had to withdraw from Lebanon without achieving any of its military objectives.
Lebanon defeated Israel, the Resistance defeated Israel, not because it had better weapons or a larger army, but because it believed in its inherent right to defend the country and the people and therefore in its capacity to do so. In this deep conviction of the men of Allah lied the defeat of Israel and the truth is that anything other than this faith and determination, than this resolve to perform one’s immanent duty regarding one’s own self and country and people, will breed corruption and distortion and bring destruction to the people and the cause. It is mostly important for Israel and allies to eradicate such faith from the Palestinian hearts and to replace- at the hands of corrupt politicians and NGOs -the certain victory over the evil enemy by a shameful pitiable surrender and defeat.