Skip to comments.U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Dayton: Fatah Soldiers are 'Founders of Palestinian State'
Posted on 04/29/2009 12:05:41 PM PDT by Tzvi INN.com
Palestinian Authority special forces were praised by an American general this week for becoming the founders of a new Arab country within Israel's current borders.
"As I look at you, I couldn't be more proud of the fact that you stepped up to be the founders of a Palestinian state," U.S. Lt.-Gen. Keith Dayton told a battalion in his speech to the troops Monday in Tulkarm.
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Scary. That’s all I have to say.
What a dipweed. From his resume, he seems like one of Clinton’s perfumed princes - that is when he made the jump to general.
God help us. Pray for Israel.
If you'd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Sometimes, we just can't get out of the way of our own stupidity.
Israeli official: Dayton failed
Jun 17, 2007 By YAAKOV KATZ
Amid growing discontent in Israel, the United States announced over the weekend that it plans to continue financing and training military forces loyal to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, despite Hamas's takeover of the Gaza Strip.
As security coordinator between Israel and the PA, US Lt.-Gen. Keith Dayton was responsible for training and financing equipment used by the Presidential Guard, Abbas's elite force that was in charge of the Rafah and Karni crossings. During last week's fighting in Gaza, the forces proved their ineffectiveness and together with the rest of the Fatah military and political wing, failed to demonstrate a real opposition to Hamas.
"Dayton's plan completely failed," a senior defense official said. "The Presidential Guards which he was responsible for were easily run over by Hamas."
The official expressed satisfaction with Israel's decision to oppose Dayton's "benchmark plan" - presented last month - which called for free passage between Gaza and the West Bank. "Thankfully we rejected the plan," the official said. "Imagine if we would have succumbed to American pressure and accepted the plan and then Hamas would have taken over."
But despite the criticism, the US said Dayton plans to continue assisting the Palestinians but will shift the focus of his attention from Gaza to the West Bank.
US State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said that Dayton's role in the region would be reevaluated in the coming weeks.
"In the days and weeks ahead we're going to take a look at that to see how to proceed with the security assistance program, how Keith Dayton is going to continue working with the Palestinians," McCormack said. "I believe that he has every intention and that we have every intention of his continuing his work with the Palestinians."
I think he had to many MRE’s.
His bio indicates no combat zone experience but a favorite of George Mitchell and other Clinton and Obama Arab apologists. My Turd Overpressure Light illuminated upon reading his bio.
Sooner or later....
Weeds is more like it.
Since many members of the security forces are members of al Aska Martyrs Brigades, terrorists works too. Someone should have State take them off the terrorist groups list. Made Bush look foolish, now it makes Obama look foolish. Arming and training terrorists.
Ruh Roh...this from an American military officer? That seems kinda strange.
So...Fatah is the founder of Palestine and a peaceful two-state solution, eh? LOL. The name Fatah comes from the verb fataha, of which one of the meanings is “to conquer.” Kinda appropriate....
There will be no peaceful 2-state solution. Because Fatah will attempt to conquer with the land held by Israel and continue its terror against the Jews.
I thought about adding Turkish to the list, but I didn’t want to fry my brain :)
Now he’s Bama’s buttboy..
open with a joke.
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