Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Fatah's last stand: collapse or conspiracy?

The United States, EU and Israel were quick to offer support to Abbas, after having starved his people for years (his "elite Presidential brigade" was not paid for over a year) ... In the weeks/months to come, an inept, corrupt Abbas will find difficulties in tapping into the pool of "loyalists" at the grass root and AMONGST HIS FORCES.
"There was total frustration and disappointment," said one Abbas security officer who was among the last to abandon the presidential compound on Thursday night, June 14, and asked to be identified only as A.R. because of fear of retaliation. "We felt like there was a conspiracy to hand over Gaza to Hamas."
From McClatchy's, read it in full here.

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