The following article is from the website of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The PFLP is Marxist-Leninist organization that has been waging armed struggle against the U.S.-Israeli occupation of Palestine since the late 1960s. Read their recent article, “On the current conditions of the struggle of the Palestinian working class“.
PFLP rejects Condoleezza Rice visit to region and warns against U.S. deceptions
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine rejected the visit of U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to the region in statements on Sunday, August 24, 2008.
The Front viewed the visit by Rice as an attempt to force concessions from Palestinians and provide support to the occupation and continue to promote the deception and illusion of a so-called “peace process”. The Front called upon the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and anyone who meets Rice to make it clear that the Palestinian people do not trust Rice or the U.S. and will not continue to be deceived by an illusory so-called “peace process” whose only goal is to secure concessions from the Palestinian people and provide support and cover to the occupier.
The Front further made clear in its statement that the U.S. is a primary force in the continuation of the occupation and its crimes against the Palestinian people, and that it is a strategic partner with the occupation and a willing and active participant in its crimes, and that it is not to be trusted, stressing that U.S. imperialism has a long-term investment and alliance with Israel, and that the U.S. is committed to the continued maintenance of the Zionist project.
Deputy General Secretary of the PFLP, Comrade Abdel-Rahim Mallouh, warned that Rice, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni are attempting to create an illusion that the U.S. administration of President George W. Bush is attempting to broker a “peace deal” before the end of its term, and stressed that no one should give credence to these illusions. He stressed that the priority for Palestinians must be the creation of a unified Palestinian strategy to confront occupation, and upholding national unity. Comrade Mallouh stated that this visit serves both the deeply unpopular and weak administrations of Bush and Olmert and not the interests of the Palestinian people.