Bloody Chapter in the Middle East "Peace Process"
the skies of Lebanon were torn by the sinister roar of Israeli fighter
planes, and the dark clouds of explosions cast deadly shadows on
the lives of its people. For 16 consecutive days, a torrent of shells
pounded southern Lebanon, blowing up ancient highways, isolating
villages and towns, exploding water reservoirs and a major electricity
plant. Hundreds of people have been killed and many more maimed
in this vicious act of imperialist aggression, and half a million
people were driven from their homes. The pattern of massacres of
civilians and destruction of Lebanon's infrastructure showed that
Israel's goal was to terrorize the entire population into submission.
With Israeli elections looming and preparations going on for negotiations
with Syria, in the search for an even more favourable settlement
for the US, the imperialists' hitman made its move.
is loud and clear: Israel is the same vicious attack dog of US imperialism
that it always has been. It was set up to impose US imperialism's
reign on the region and it will continue to do this. The weapons
used to carry out this bloody massacre were made, supplied and paid
for by the US, and even as the masses were still burying their dead,
Clinton & Co announced additional military support for Israel.
backdrop of imperialist-backed aggression, the bankruptcy of the
established political forces in the region stands out sharply. As
death rained from the sky, Arafat's PLO shamefully reaffirmed their
capitulation to imperialism and Zionism by revoking all clauses
in the PLO Charter calling for the destruction of Israel. This "peace
process" has brought nothing for the Palestinian people or the oppressed
people of the region. As for the Hezbollah-type forces, they are
enmeshed in relations with reactionary states like the Islamic Republic
of Iran and the Syrian regime, and will at most lead the struggling
masses to become pawns in imperialist power plays.
burns ever more intensely in the hearts of the oppressed against
the imperialists and their Zionist puppets. Revolutionaries from
the region need to link up with the Revolutionary Internationalist
Movement and take up the science of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism, in
order to turn the rage of the Palestinian people and the peoples
of the Middle East into a fire of people's war that will burn the
imperialists' set-up to the ground.