[eDebate] sorry to interrupt

Joe Chicvak joe.chicvak
Thu Jun 14 14:13:32 CDT 2007


hey all,

the 'Palestinian Authority' was on every potential resolution. recent news
may complicate that.

"GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip ?  President Mahmoud Abbas will dissolve the
Palestinian Authority's government Thursday after fighting between rival
parties Hamas and Fatah consumed the Gaza Strip and was expected to call
for a state of emergency, sources close to Abbas confirmed to FOX News."

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,282195,00.html

and here is more
"Source: Palestinian leader dissolves government amid infighting"
http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/06/14/gaza/index.html

i don't know about the significance of this move outside making it
impossible write an affirmative engaging to the now defunct "Palestinian
Authority." here are the four potential resolutions. the PA is on all of
them. what makes this particularly damning is that the resolution
specifies that the constructive engagement has to be with the government
of the PA.

#1
Resolved: that the United States Federal Government should increase its
constructive engagement with the government of one or more of:
Afghanistan, Iran, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, and Syria, and it
should include offering them a security guarantee(s) and/or a substantial
increase in foreign assistance.

#2
Resolved: that the United States Federal Government should increase its
constructive engagement with the government of one or more of:
Afghanistan, Iran, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, and Syria, and it
should consist only of offering them a trilateral security guarantee(s)
with Israel, and/or a bilateral security guarantee(s), and/or a
substantial increase in foreign assistance.

#3
Resolved: that the United States Federal Government should increase its
constructive engagement with the government of one or more of:
Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, Saudi
Arabia, and Syria, and it should consist only of offering them a
trilateral security guarantee(s) with Israel and/or a bilateral
security guarantee(s).

#4
Resolved: that the United States Federal Government should increase its
constructive engagement with the government of one or more of:
Afghanistan, Iran, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, and Syria, and it
should include offering them a trilateral security guarantee(s) with
Israel, and/or a bilateral security guarantee(s), and/or a substantial
increase in foreign assistance.




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