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.

 

http://www.clubofrome.org/archive/publications/Presidential_Address_long_version.pdf

 

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

are great.'

 

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

months.

 

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.

 

http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,6510636%255E1702,00.htm

 

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.

 

http://www.watch.org/showart.php3?idx=44842&rtn=/index.html&showsubj=1&mcat=1

 

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.

Source: WorldWatch

 

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20030424/ts_nm/mideast_usa_dc_4

 

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.

 

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/usatoday/20030318/pl_usatoday/4956670

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.

 

http://www.euobserver.com/index.phtml?aid=11301

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

Vladimir Putin.

 

Mr Bush will also meet with the Pope, not named a member of the axis, but

strongly anti-war.

 

 

Victory is in the blood for 'aristocratic' Republican

Press Association

 

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.

 

http://search.news.yahoo.com/search/news/?p=spain+easter&ei=UTF-8

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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

peace movements.

 

http://www.euobserver.com/index.phtml?aid=11344

 

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

Washington, DC

May 2, 2002

[audio]

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

MADRID, Spain

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

confirmed.

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

Tuesday.

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

at: http://projectv.nventure.com/

There is more information in Hebrew about the Vatican's plots against

Israel at http://chamish.tsedek.com

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mine, write me at chamish@netvision.net.il

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