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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Who should be asking for clarifications from whom?

As I noted earlier in the week, the United States has demanded 'clarifications' from Israel regarding the liquidation of the three murderers of Rabbi Meir Chai HY"D (may God avenge his blood). Dan Diker of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs says that it's Israel that ought to be demanding clarifications and not the United States.
THIS IS where it seems more appropriate that the US issue clarifications to Israel. At least one of the Aksa Brigades commanders - Annan Sabuh, who was found with two M16 automatic rifles and two other firearms - had been part of the amnesty program for former Fatah-affiliated terror group commanders and operatives that was predicated on turning in all weapons. The amnesty program was implemented in no small part at the behest of the United States and its security reform program, which began under Lt.-Gen. Keith Dayton in 2005.

Notwithstanding IDF praise for PA public policing improvements in some West Bank cities and for PA security actions against Hamas, the American-trained and -funded Palestinian security forces under the command of PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad have either refused or been unable to uproot the terror infrastructure of the Fatah-associated Aksa Martyrs Brigades. Similar to the three recently neutralized terrorists, thousands of additional Aksa Martyrs operatives and other Fatah militia members have gone into "retirement" via the amnesty agreement with the PA security forces and their US security coordinators, but many operatives still store weapons in their homes. US security officials may also be aware that some Fatah terror operatives have even been sheltered in PA security installations to remove them from Israel's most wanted list.

Fayyad has also coopted some Aksa commanders by assigning them to senior positions in the PA security forces, such as Abu Jabbal, a senior PA security forces officer in Nablus. The increased US commitment in 2009, equaling some $130 million to upgrade the PA forces to nearly 3,500 men, has failed to address the very problem of the continued existence of Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades and other armed Fatah factions that resulted in the recent murder of Chai. It is well known in senior Fatah security echelons that the limited capacity and political will of PA forces require the IDF to assume between 70 percent and 80% of the security operations against the extant terror infrastructure in the West Bank.
It gets worse. As some of you may recall, the training that the Dayton forces received leaves much to be desired. But that's not what Diker's piece is about.

Read the whole thing.


At 6:52 AM, Blogger Kae Gregory said...

The US is trying its best to back Israel into a corner and Israel is going to forced before too long, to make some extraordinarily difficult choices with regards to her relationship with the US. This is the second publicized time that the US has tried to humiliate Israel and Netanyahu by placing them under the US's thumb. They will not be satisfied, imo, until Israel rolls over and bares her neck.


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