Arab...particularly the Muslims....view the high art of treachery as a useful quality. Talking too much is a trap and they are experts at slamming it shut.
They respect power and the will to use it....which is sadly one reason why despots do so well in their cultures.
My experience only here and I'm 1/32nd Lebanese Christian myself....and my daughters are half Lebanese Christian....so yep, I'll say what I damn well think even in culturally stereotypical terms....
posted on 04/17/2003 1:41:22 PM PDT
(Hootie to head EEOC...)
To: wardaddy; yonif
President Bush Blames PLO For Violence, Waives Sanctions
A White House document obtained by the Associated Press on December 5, in effect, blames the Palestinians for the Mideast violence now moving into a third year. It charges that Arafat's Palestinian Authority and the PLO have not taken steps to stop militants. Still, President Bush has decided not to impose sanctions, which could include closing the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington. A memorandum that prefaces the 12-page report, dated Nov. 29 and signed by Mr. Bush, waives sanctions, saying they would be against U.S. security interests and that the United States "must maintain contacts with all sides."
Presidential Determination No. 2003-04
November 29, 2002
MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE
SUBJECT: Imposition and Waiver of Sanctions Under Section 604 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003
Pursuant to the authority contained in section 604 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003 (the "Act") (Public Law 107-228), and pursuant to section 603 of that Act, regarding noncompliance by the PLO and the Palestinian Authority with certain commitments, I hereby impose the sanction set out in section 604(a)(2), "Downgrade in Status of the PLO Office in the United States." This sanction is imposed for a period of 180 days from the date hereof or until such time as the next report required by section 603 of the Act is transmitted to the Congress, whichever is later. You are authorized and directed to transmit to the appropriate congressional committees the initial report described in section 603 of the Act.
Furthermore, I hereby determine that it is in the national security interest of the United States to waive that sanction, pursuant to section 604 of the Act. This waiver shall be effective for a period of 180 days from the date hereof or until such time as the next report required by section 603 of the Act is transmitted to the Congress, whichever is later.
You are hereby authorized and directed to transmit this determination to the Congress and to publish it in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/Terrorism/plowaiver.html
posted on 04/17/2003 1:44:25 PM PDT
(The gift is to see the truth.....)
Arab...particularly the Muslims....view the high art of treachery as a useful quality.
Yeah, unlike the Israelis, they of the U.S.S. Liberty and Jonathan Pollard and sales of U.S. technology to China.
posted on 04/17/2003 3:47:00 PM PDT
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