Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas just shot himself in the foot. Apparently, John Kerry was of the belief that by now Trump would be history, either thru impeachment – or other means unclear. As such, he would appear to have been butting his head into foreign affairs including telling Abbas not to attempt to find a peace agreement with Israel! Caught, Trump is holding his own and threatening to cut off funding which is estimated to be worth over $600 million per year. Shucks!
Abbas gave him the proverbial finger telling Trump he can take his money and shove it. Sounds like a plan to me! $600 million here and there, no more UN, hey, savings are mounting exponentially!
Abbas isn’t exactly a squeaky clean good guy that got a bad rap… Elected President in 2005, he quickly did some Constitutional finagling which allowed him to remain President without elections – indefinitely. In 1972, Abbas was instrumental in raising the funds necessary to implement the Munich massacre in which 11 Olympic team member Israeli’s were kidnapped and murdered. But Abbas claimed he had no idea what the money was being used for so he was given a slap on the back, although I can’t imagine what he did think the funds were for…
IN 1985, it was revealed that Abbas was a KGB agent for Moscow. He is considered one of the founders of Fatah,along with Yasser Arafat. Fatah is considered a militant revolutionary stronghold whose name means to conquer and expand Islam through victory over the Levant.
Fatah has membership within the Socialist International organization and the Party of European Socialists.
In 2009, Reuters published a series of articles in which Abbas corruption was laid bare along with the collusion of his sons. In 2012, US Congress demanded accounting for what was perceived to be rampant corruption including stealing USAID funding.
So why would Kerry support Abbas?
Well it isn’t just Kerry and the US pledging millions. Apparently, Palestine operates as a donor fund collecting over $1 billion annually as of 2013 from US, EU, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Germany, Norway, Japan, Switzerland, Australia, The Netherlands, Denmark, Kuwait, France, Italy, Belgium and others… This would not include private funds diverted to Palestine.
Not a bad charitable take! So where has all that money gone? Obviously not into Palestinian schools, healthcare, retail development, and resource development. Where could it be?
According to Israeli Intelligence, Yasser Arafat’s net worth was well over $1.3 billion, earning his wife a monthly budget of $200,000. According to various sources within Palestine, it is reported that Abbas net worth is well over $100 million cash, in addition he lays claim to multi- millions in castles and property throughout the Middle East. He pays well too! Apparently Mustafa, who is Chairman of the Palestine Investment Fund, is given an annual ‘salary of $400,000’. Oh, and he went to George Washington University in DC. And Mustafa’s claim to fame? He worked at The World Bank Group in DC where he ‘leveraged loans to developing countries’. Like Abbas son, he was a named person in the Panama Papers Caper.
Obviously, the ‘charitable contributions’ conveyed upon Palestine have been used for one purpose only – to promote the ridiculous wealth of government to the absolute destitution of the people. For the US to drop out is but a drop in the bucket given the massive moneys laid upon layer for Palestine.
In the end, the massive corruption would seem to be a part and parcel of The Swamp that has defamed our globe with over-reaching tentacles and absorbed entire countries… with a few notable exceptions; Russia and China.
Again, as my Turkish friend stated, your friends are US, UK, Turkey, Russia, China, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Canada, Australia… etc… and your enemies are US, UK, Turkey, Russia, China, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Canada, Australia… etc…
It is a sickening waste of US taxpayers $$$$.