|US Tops List of States Sponsoring Terrorism |
US Tops List of States Sponsoring Terrorism
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. -- April 5, 2001 (WAM) -- A major UAE Arabic daily today commented on the recent statement made by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Information and Culture on Washington's double standards in dealing with the Arab-Israeli conflict.
The Abu Dhabi-based "Al Ittihad" said that the strong-worded statement expressed the depth of Arab anger on the total bias of the United States in favour of Israel and Washington's double standards in dealing with various Arab issues, including the Arab Israeli conflict, of which the core is the Palestinian issue.
The paper pointed out that at a time the US accuses countries in the East and West of sponsoring terrorism, violating human rights and trying to acquire weapons of mass destruction, which, Washington claimed, threaten global peace and stability, the United States, shamelessly practices the worse form of terrorism by choosing to shun barbaric Zionists atrocities against the defenceless Palestinians in the occupied territories.
"Not only does the United States, the world superpower and number one police, supports the Israeli terrorism and snubs historical facts and the sad events as they unfold on the ground to expose an absolute Israeli barbarism against the Palestinians, an act which should be totally condemned, the United States is conniving with a Tel Aviv gang, headed by the hawkish Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, to cry 'foul' on every resistance operation that is carried out by the Palestinians, issuing various threats to the Palestinians and to the Palestinian National Authority, claiming that those 'Jihad' operations were terrorist acts and violence, which must be stopped at all cost," the paper said.
The paper reiterated Sheikh Abdullah's statement that Arabs do not hope for justice from the United States and the Western world. "All we hope for is for the West to be at least, less bias in favour of Israel, as this would make them see the issue objectively, and would make Washington to think twice before accusing others of terrorism or sponsoring terrorism," the paper said, adding "If Washington continues with its present policy of snubbing the international community, disregarding everything but American and Zionist interests, then Washington should heed to the call of Sheikh Abdullah by including itself and its strategic ally among the leaders in the list of countries sponsoring terrorism, because the two countries' records bear more than enough evidence to qualify them for the charges of disturbing global peace, security and stability."