THE GRAND ILLUSION OF THE ROADMAP
by Barry Chamish
8 June 2003
It's an illusion, this Roadmap To Peace. President Bush's trip to
Roadmap summits in Sharm El Sheikh and Aqaba this week were to further the
illusion that he is personally committed to peace for Israel. Most people
did not see through this illusion; in fact, except for some of my readers,
especially one in Ontario, no one saw through the illusion. But then, most
people are under the illusion that they have a choice of leadership when
they vote. If PM Sharon has done the Jews only one favor lately, it is that
he has finally shattered that illusion for good.
The hard reality behind the illusion is that the Roadmap is one more
ugly Vatican manoever to place those unwanted Jews in a deadly trap. Now if
anyone dares doubt that Bush is being guided by Rome and its Spanish
outpost, please read the following reports and try to draw another conclusion.
I will add not another word until you finish reading:
ACTIVITIES OF SECRETARY-GENERAL IN SPAIN, 6 - 10 APRIL
Secretary-General Kofi Annan departed New York on 6 April and arrived in
Madrid, Spain, on Sunday, 7 April, to begin a weeklong visit to Europe that
would also take him to Rome and Geneva.
On Sunday evening, he and Mrs. Annan attended a private dinner hosted by
King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia at the Palacio de la Zarzuela on the
outskirts of the Spanish capital.
In the afternoon, the Secretary-General visited the Madrid-based World
Tourism Organization and then addressed a ceremony to mark 160 companies
signing up to the Global Compact. (See Press Release SG/SM/8193.)
Also on Tuesday, the Secretary-General conferred with his Special
Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Terje Roed-Larsen, in
advance of his meeting the following morning with members of the so-called
"Quartet" on the situation in the Middle East.
At that meeting on Wednesday morning, the Secretary-General discussed the
escalating crisis for over an hour without aides at Madrid's Palace of
Moncloa with U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, Spanish Foreign Minister
Josep Piqu? representing the rotating presidency of the European Union,
High Representative for European Union Common Foreign and Security Policy
Javier Solana, and Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov.
Immediately after the press conference, the Secretary-General departed
Madrid for Rome, Italy.
New World Order without Ideologies
by HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal (Jordanian Prince, Uncle of King Abdullah
of Jordan and present President of the Club of Rome.)
Hours after the five-week standoff at Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity
ended, Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres arrived in Rome for talks with
Premier Silvio Berlusconi and top Vatican officials. Peres met with Vatican
Secretary of State Angelo Sodano and Vatican Foreign Minister Archbishop
Jean-Louis Tauran. During his visit Peres said Italy would be a good venue
for a peace conference.
Israel's Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, said: 'We have excellent relations
with Rome and my personal relations with Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi
Saturday, May 03, 2003
MADRID, Spain - Pope John Paul II (search) began a whirlwind visit to
Madrid on Saturday, testing his frail health and seeking to reinvigorate
those Spanish Catholics who have strayed from their once-dominant church.
The pontiff, who turns 83 this month, arrived at Barajas airport outside
Madrid aboard an Alitalia jetliner. King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia
greeted him at the VIP terminal as he began his first visit abroad in nine
King Juan Carlos, speaking before the pope, praised the pontiff as "a
tireless fighter for the most noble causes."
"This will probably be this pope's last visit to Spain, although you never
know," the archbishop of Madrid, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco, said in an
interview published Saturday in the newspaper El Mundo.
Powell To Meet Pope
US Secretary of State Colin Powell will visit Pope John Paul II next week
to discuss the Middle East peace process and rebuilding post-war Iraq, US
and Vatican sources said today.
The meeting on Monday will be the first high-ranking face-to-face talks
between the US government and the Vatican since the US-led war in Iraq,
which the Pope vehemently opposed.
Pope Meets with Colin Powell,
Calls for a Palestinian State
Again, Pope John Paul II takes a position regarding God's covenant land
that is not biblical.
As a reminder, PLO Chairman Yassir Arafat had nine meetings with Pope John
Paul II at the Vatican since the signing of the Oslo I Agreement on
September 13, 1993.
Vatican Signs Agreement with the Palestinians over Jerusalem
The Vatican and the Palestinians signed an agreement on February 15, 2000,
stating the following:
An equitable solution for the issue of Jerusalem, based on international
resolutions, is fundamental for a just and lasting peace in the Middle
East, and that unilateral decisions and actions altering the specific
character and status of Jerusalem are morally and legally unacceptable;
Calling, therefore, for a special statute for Jerusalem, internationally
guaranteed, which should safeguard the following: (a). Freedom of religion
and conscience for all. (b). The equality before the law of the three
monotheistic religions and their Institutions and followers in the City.
(c). The proper identity and sacred character of the City and its
universally significant, religious and cultural heritage. (d). The Holy
Places, the freedom of access to them and of worship in them. (e). The
Regime of "Status Quo" in those Holy Places where it applies.
The Israelis responded by saying, "Israel expresses its great displeasure
with the declaration made in Rome by the Holy See and the PLO, which
includes the issue of Jerusalem, and other issues which are subjects of the
Israeli-Palestinian negotiations on permanent status. The agreement signed
by these two parties constitutes a regretful intervention in the talks
between Israel and the Palestinians."
POWELL HAILS ITALY'S US SUPPORT
US Secretary of State Colin Powell has been holding talks with Italian
Foreign Minister Franco Frattini in Rome. He said Italy was the US's best
friend and ally and that President George W Bush was grateful for Italy's
contribution during the war with Iraq. Mr Powell also met Pope John Paul II
in the Vatican to discuss Middle East peace efforts and the reconstruction
of Iraq. It was the first high-level meeting between the US and the Vatican
since the Iraq war. During the audience, the Pope spoke of his hopes for
the United States-backed 'road map' for Middle East peace. He said he hoped
that Israelis and Palestinians would be able finally to enjoy the same
security and the same sovereignty.
U.S. Ready to Put 'Shoulder to Wheel' on Mideast Peace
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday called for quick
confirmation of a Palestinian cabinet and vowed to put its "shoulder to the
wheel" to implement a long-delayed Middle East peace plan.
President Bush discussed the developments and his plans to release the road
map by phone with British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Spanish Prime
Minister Jose Maria Aznar.
Bush's ultimatum recalls post-9/11 remarks
Tue Mar 18, 6:27 AM ET
Judy Keen USA TODAY
Bush spent part of Monday rehearsing. He was up before dawn, as always, and
made phone calls to his most steadfast allies : Blair, Aznar and Spain's
King Juan Carlos.
Bush on 'axis of weasel' tour
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - US President George Bush will embark on a week-long
day visit to Europe on Thursday which will take in Berlin, Moscow, St.
Petersburg, Paris, Normandy, and Rome.
Mr Bush will meet with the three leaders of what some have dubbed the "axis
of weasel" for their opposition to the war on Iraq - German Chancellor
Gerhard Schroder, French President Jacques Chirac and Russian President
Mr Bush will also meet with the Pope, not named a member of the axis, but
Victory is in the blood for 'aristocratic' Republican
The Republican George W Bush will be elected US president on November 7
because he has more royal blood than his opponent, it was claimed today.
Mr Bush has direct descents from William the Conqueror, Henry II and
Charles II, according to Burke's Peerage.
He also scores better than his father, who lost the office of president to
Bill Clinton, because of his mother's well-to-do ancestors. Barbara Pierce
Bush's royal connections include French Bourbon and several Scandinavian
monarchs, as well as members of the Russian, Spanish and German monarchies.
Vatican Moves Emperor Near Beatification
Sat Apr 12, 9:57 PM ET
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican (news - web sites) moved the last emperor of
Austria-Hungary on the path to beatification Saturday, decades after the
monarch died in exile.
Charles I was a man of "moral integrity and solid faith," the Vatican said,
adding that he "always sought the well-being of his people and was inspired
by the social doctrine of the Church in his government actions."
Danish foreign minister hints at sanctions if road map stalls
By Arnon Regular, Haaretz Correspondent
Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moeller said Saturday the foreign
ministers of the international Quartet (the UN, United States, EU and
Russia) had prepared various means of applying pressure to force Israel and
the Palestinians to implement the road map for a solution to their conflict.
Moeller, whose country, Denmark, headed the EU presidency when the road map
was put together, was speaking on the eve of the arrival in the region of
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell. He had been asked what sanctions
could be imposed by the EU and the Quartet on any side that failed to
implement the road map.
"We have a series of measures we will come out with at the appropriate
time," Moeller said at a conference of peace activists from Israel, the
Palestinian Authority, Egypt and Jordan that was organized by the Jordanian
Foreign Ministry. "I won't expose them now because if I were to do so, they
would lose their effectiveness; but we are ready to use them if we are
required to do so," he added.
Delegates at the conference included Haim Ramon, MK (Labor), former Labor
lawmaker Uzi Bar'am, representatives from the Peres Center for Peace, Fatah
activists from the PA and Jerusalem, and members of Jordanian and Egyptian
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - Ahead of a key Israeli cabinet meeting and a
statement by the US, representatives of the Madrid Quartet - Russia, the
EU, US and UN are meeting in Paris today and are set to agree the terms for
monitoring the so-called 'road map' to peace.
Remarks with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov
of the Russian Federation, Foreign Minister Josep Pique of Spain in the
capacity of EU Presidency and Javier Solana, High Representative for Common
Foreign and Security Policy of the EU
Secretary Colin L. Powell
Benjamin Franklin Room
May 2, 2002
SECRETARY POWELL: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. I am pleased to
welcome to the State Department today Secretary General Annan, Foreign
Minister Ivanov, Foreign Minister Pique, and High Representative Solana of
the European Union to the Department to continue the discussion that we
began in Madrid on April 10th on ways to end the violence and move towards
peace in the Middle East.
Son's approach towards Europe misunderstood, says Bush Sr
MADRID: Former U.S. President George Bush said on Friday that some people
had misunderstood his son's attitude towards Europe.
"I know there is a perception in some quarters here in Europe that this
administration of his hasn't reached out to our friends and allies as much
as some would like. I know that this is a misperception," the father of
current President George W.Bush told a business conference in Madrid.
The elder Bush, 79, cited his son's close work with Spanish Prime Minister
Jose Maria Aznar as an example of how the president had reached out to
Europe in the run-up to the war in Iraq.
May. 12, 2003
Spanish foreign minister to tour Middle East
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Foreign Minister Ana Palacio said Monday she plans to visit governments in
the Middle East to encourage peace efforts in the region.
Palacio said she intended to include Cairo, Egypt, in her tour but provided
no further information. Her office said details of her trip were not yet
The support of the region's leaders for the so-called road map to peace
proposed by the United States, United Nations, European Union and Russia is
"very important" in securing its success, Palacio told reporters.
It is time to move "from statements to action," she added.
Enacting the Middle East blueprint for peace has become one of Spain's main
foreign policy goals. It was one of the main arguments used by Prime
Minister Jose Maria Aznar to justify to Spaniards his government's support
for the US-led war in Iraq.
Spanish FM to meet Arafat in Ramallah
MADRID (AFP) - Spanish Foreign Minister Ana Palacio will meet with
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (news - web sites) and prime minister
Mahmud Abbas in the West Bank town of Ramallah, diplomatic sources said
Palacio was due to head for Jerusalem later Tuesday after a meeting of EU
and Arab ministers on the Mediterranean island of Crete.
She will meet in Ramallah with Abbas and her Palestinian counterpart Nabil
Shaath on Wednesday before a "short visit" to see Arafat the same day, the
sources here said, adding there were no plans to meet with Israeli officials.
*** Now surely, even the most stubborn adherents of their own
understanding of reality, saw the pattern. Powell and Bush run to Spain and
Rome before planning their moves in the Middle East. That they are pulling
the strings is an illusion. That they intend to bring peace to Israel is an
illusion. That they are doing the Vatican's dirty work is the only truth
that can be discerned from their actions.
To get the hang of the Vatican's intentions, have a look
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