Saturday, May 27, 2006

Imagine: the so-called Presidential Force of the "leader" of one state is intended to protect another (occupying) state. That is called a surrogate Israeli occupation force. "Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas intends to expand the Presidential Guard directly under his authority with thousands of new members, with the ultimate goal of a 10,000-strong force. Abbas is trying to create an independent security force, under his full control, that could serve as a counter to the various militias under Hamas and Fatah control. Such a force could concentrate on providing security at the crossing points and preventing the launching of Qassam rockets against Israel from the northern Gaza Strip."