20th Century, anti-Semitism, KGB, middle east conflict, Palestinian KGB, Russo-German intellectual history, Soviet Era anti-Semitism in the middle east
As BackChannels interests developed, it became possible to plug-and-play appropriate material into Facebook and Twitter feeds with the hope that the same would pass through the western choirs, as they may be, and into the Palestinian’s own debilitating, degrading, faked-up “orientalist” gang counseling resistance with one hand and thieving (via corruption and other methods) from the same with the other.
Those genuinely interested in peace but making their careers, for now, on the spine of the conflict may today ask themselves how much they need to sustain the conflict as a conveniently evil institution.
As a dictatorship or sham democracy, one may expect today’s Moscow and company in similarly absolute power to want to keep another generation of refugees or Gaza and West Bank residents trapped in time and kept exactly as they are. The business that made Arafat and Abbas multimillionaires and Haniyeh and Mashaal billionaires has been pretty good for cash and the related power that comes with dispensing the same as patronage. Why stop now? Or ten years from now? Or twenty . . . or seventy-plus?
BackChannels would ask a different question: what do the open democracies wish to do with political systems redolent of medieval and totalitarian epochs and post-modern and politically criminal worlds?
Should Palestinians not “enjoy” another 70+ years as the political captives of their interlocutors?
Related on the Web
Bergman, Judith. “The Soviet-Palestinian Lie.” Gatestone Institute, October 16, 2016.
Bergman, Ronen. “The KGB’s Middle East Files: Palestinians in the Service of Mother Russia.” YNet News, April 16, 2011 & YNet News. “The KGB’s Middle East Files”. October 28, 2016 to December 1, 2016.
Fish, Christopher. “The Deception of Palestinian Nationalism.” The Stanford Review, February 27, 2008.
Lundberg, Kirsten O. “Arafat says Soviets support PLO ties with Jordan.” UPI, January 13, 1983.
There’s no end to bibliography and producing it becomes after a while mindless. With strong word processing software, it may be possible for the URLs to become a long list at the back of a book, so BackChannels will again freeze this “set” about here (August 12, 2018). If there is a place to go with the contemporary history of the middle east conflict, it would be into Yuri Andropov’s relationship with terror worldwide and then, to get to “now”, the KGB/FSB’s relationship with al-Qaeda, the Taliban, ISIS, and others that so bedevil the west and that appear in Vladimir Putin’s “RealPolitikal Theater” to support feudal-medieval political absolutism.
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