It is amply clear by now that Ariel Sharon remains faithful to his old
virulent views about the Palestinian question, the ultimate root- cause of
instability and insecurity in the Middle East.
Needless to say, these views are manifestly racist and unmistakably
pugnacious, and can be compared, with little exaggeration, with Hitler's
approach toward Jews.
Indeed, Sharon's behavior since he was elected Prime Minister
on 6 February indicates that he is not the "changed man" Zionist
propagandists and apologists have claimed he has become.
Far from being a rehabilitated man, Sharon actually seems intent on
pursuing a policy of saber-rattling, bellicosity and venomous incitement
all over the region, all for the purpose of making the Zionist state both
the police and master of the Middle East.
We all saw recently how the "hero" of the Sabra and Shatilla massacres
ordered his occupation army to impose a hermetic siege on Palestinian
population centers, effectively reducing the West Bank into as many as 45
crowded enclosures which some human rights organizations described as
"concentration camps minus the gas chambers."
That siege, the sheer barbarity of which transcends reality, is still
intact, and its nefarious psychological and other impacts on men, women and
children are endured round-the-clock.
The Palestinians are still the main target of Sharon's venom,
countries and peoples in the region are also on his agenda.
These include Egypt, the first Arab country to sign a peace
Israel, and also Jordan, which the certified war criminal still views as
the "ultimate Palestinian homeland," in addition to Syria, Iraq and Iran.
According to press reports, Sharon spent the bulk of his maiden visit
the Washington D.C. as Prime Minister in fanning the flames of hatred and
incitement against the Arab states and Iran.
He reportedly urged the US to scale down arms supplies to Egypt, arguing
that the most populous Arab country shouldn't be allowed to achieve even a
distant military parity with the Zionist regime.
Moreover, Sharon had the audacity to complain that Egyptian President
Husni Mubarak was not doing what the Zionist premier said he should be
doing, namely hectoring and cajoling Yasser Arafat to surrender to
Israel by accepting her "generous" offer in the West Bank.
Sharon's anti-Egyptian remarks ought to be taken very seriously as they
are indicative of his intention to see Israel achieve unchallenged military
and strategic supremacy in the region.
His ominous intentions to that effect were further accentuated
repeated insinuations about Iran's alleged endeavors to acquire "weapons
of mass destruction," as if only the Zionist regime has that right.
Of course, he didn't utter a single word about Israel's huge
nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, which, he would have us believe,
is for peaceful purposes!!
In short, Sharon is trying rabidly and frantically to use the American
sword to subjugate and subdue Arab and Muslim peoples in the Middle East
in order to enable Israel to impose its hegemony all over the region. In
this, he is imitating the Biblical figure Esther who incited the king of
Persia to kill the enemies of the Jews in his kingdom.
In light, it is imperative that the principal Arab and Islamic
the region make it abundantly clear to this impetuous war criminal that his
threats would definitely boomerang on him.
More to the point, Arab states, especially in the Gulf region, should
seriously demonstrate to the United States that her relations and interests
in the region would suffer irreparably if the US continued to back Zionist
aggression and bellicosity.
More importantly, the rise of Sharon to power in the Zionist regime
growing drift among Zionists toward religious and fascist extremism
should serve as an appropriate occasion for contemplating some form of
strategic cooperation between the Arab states and Iran.
Indeed, this cooperation is becoming a pressing necessity as never before.