MEC, middle east conflict, Orwellian Russia, Politically Inverted Russia, Russia and The Palestinians
The Soviet failed state cum Putin’s kleptocracy has found a role in its attachment to rogue political movements and states, thus, it might seem, it has been always. Here’s the latest on feudal and post-Soviet Era puffery with NATO’s Turkish wild child buddying up with Putin to shill for the Islamist angle —
Erdogan told Putin the international community needed to “teach a deterrent lesson” to Israel, adding that Ankara was working to mobilize this reaction, according to a statement from his office.
Erdogan also called for work to be done on sending international peacekeepers to the region to help safeguard Palestinians, a proposal Turkey has made since 2018.https://english.alarabiya.net/News/world/2021/05/12/Erdogan-Putin-discuss-Israel-clashes-in-call-as-Ankara-seeks-intervention
Here’s Orwellian as spoken by Adnan Abu Amer, head of the Political Science Department, University of the Ummah, Gaza —
Russia is a major power with a permanent seat in the UN Security Council. It is also part of the Middle East Quartet working to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In addition, Russia maintains close relations with the three actors that matter most to Hamas – Israel, the PA and Egypt. Russia could, therefore, help Hamas to not only stand up to Trump and his “deal of the century” in the international arena, but also resolve its issues with the PA and Egypt.https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2019/11/27/what-is-behind-the-russia-hamas-rapprochement – 11/27/2019
Peace-loving Russia has an extraordinary track record going in the region of “frozen conflicts” worldwide, and if the Israel v Palestinian Representatives struggle has not been a once Soviet-backed frozen Palestinian nightmare for more than 73 years, then the category — “frozen conflict” — might as well not exist.
Far from promoting Palestinian peace with Israel, Russia has through breathtaking lies long offered the Refugees of 1948 encouragements for anger, disillusion, and hate as its shield against the western advance lethally packed with democracy, human rights, integrity and every other general facet of health and freedom-loving liberalism. In fact, God forbid the “eastern interests” along with Far Out Left radicals and Islam’s religious zealots should cede the least little bit of absolute control over their politically repressed and inhumanly exploited and plundered Palestinian population.
The last Palestinian with whom I chatyped declared his people peaceful and religious. Which religion, I asked him: Christianity or Islam?
Well, he answered, we’re more Nationalist.
I didn’t follow up with what Hamas represents, but nonetheless thematic across the arc of intra-Palestinian relations has been the Fatah v Hamas rivalry.
The last time Hamas won power in that argument, this is how Palestinian Unity went down —
Fast forward to the near latest in Palestinian elections —
Polls will be scheduled within six months under a deal reached between Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas political chief Ismail Haniyeh, officials from both sides told AFP.
“We have agreed to first hold legislative elections, then presidential elections of the Palestinian Authority, and finally the central council of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO),” said Jibril Rajub, a senior Fatah official, on Thursday.https://www.trtworld.com/middle-east/fatah-and-hamas-agree-to-hold-first-palestinian-elections-since-2006-40033 – 9/24/2020.
Here’s what happened —
RAMALLAH, West Bank – It was meant to be a historic and long-overdue vote aimed at ending 15 years of paralyzed and divided leadership. Instead, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday called off next month’s parliamentary elections after challengers from his own party threatened to weaken his hold on power.
Abbas’ decision, which came just two days before campaigning was supposed to begin, indefinitely postponed the May 22 vote and apparently a July presidential election as well. The postponement angered Palestinians eager to replace a president who has not held a vote in a decade-and-a-half and failed to deliver on his main goal of achieving independence from Israel. Street protests broke out in several cities in the West Bank and Gaza.https://www.npr.org/2021/04/29/992065009/palestinian-authority-postpones-parliamentary-elections – 4/29/2021.
Through it all — the terrorism, the street fighting, the demagoguery, and failed election promises, not to mention decade after decade of defeat in the Palestinian effort to eliminate the Zionist Entity — Russia has stood by Palestinian leaders in the cause of Palestinian Liberation (Enslavement), Dignity (Humiliation), Freedom (Political Repression), and Prosperity (Corruption and Kleptocracy), and Peace Most of All (Perpetual War).
Related online —
“Palestine: Islamic Jihad meets with Russian officials in Moscow.” Middle East Monitor, February 2, 2021.
“Senior Hamas leaders meet Russia official in Moscow.” February 6, 2021.
With Moscow’s acceptance, blessing, and encouragement, Palestinian leaders defy democratic processes, hold on to power, pervert political language or rhetoric, and drive their constituents to exactly the kind of violence that Israel needs must respond to with order-restoring force.
Moscow, were it modern beneath Putin’s egotism rather than feudal-medieval, could encourage throughout the Palestinian community an appreciation for reliable contemporary and historical information, civil order, practical problem solving to address basic education, infrastructure, public services and other community-wide issues, and tried and true humanist reasoning — helpful and impartial in the improvement of Qualities of Living — but that might have Russia taking its place among the advanced and higher integrity open democratic societies of the west in improving the lot of the residents of the Palestinian Territories.
For Moscow, it’s plainly better that Gaza and West Bank Palestinians remain suspended in chaos, disillusion, disinformation, and political deadlock and impotence. That apparently, keeps Palestinian leaders coming to Moscow for guidance, and Moscow now plainly appreciates its own international importance and their ever faithful, ever hopeful esteem.
Related in Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frozen_conflict | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-Soviet_conflicts .