LaRouche Asks: Did Rice Tell Bush What Elliot Abrams Is Doing in Gaza?
<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>LaRouche Asks: Did Rice Tell Bush What Elliot Abrams Is Doing in Gaza?</h1><p>May 19 (LPAC)--Reviewing new reports of a covert operation to foment Palestinian civil war by National Security Council Middle East officer Elliot Abrams, Lyndon LaRouche said today that the question to ask is: "Did the Secretary of State tell the President about the problem?" Does the President know what is happening, or is the U.S. already ungovernable?</p><p>Abrams is a notorious neo-conservative warmonger, working on behalf of Vice President Dick Cheney and former Secretary of State George P. Shultz.</p><p>According to reports from several Washington- and Southwest Asia-based intelligence sources, the Palestinian civil war-style bloodshed between Fatah and Hamas factions in the Gaza is the result of a deliberate planned assassination policy being pushed by Abrams. Abrams, who was convicted of lying to Congress about the Iran-Contra affair, is actually running White House policy in the Middle East for Cheney and Cheney's boss, George Shultz.</p><p>In the 1980s, Shultz oversaw the destruction of Lebanon through fomenting civil war by arming different factions against each other. Now, the "Shultz plan" is being implemented in Gaza, through Cheney and Abrams, with the British empire manipulating from "behind the curtains."</p><p>"Go to the cause of the problem," said LaRouche, which is the fact that the President of the United States is dysfunctional. "That is a strategic issue," said LaRouche, and that is what LaRouche warned about in hisandin Russia last week.</p><p>There are other critical questions to be answered:</p><p>--What is the source of the <em>Israeli</em> weapons that are the majority of the arms covertly arming the Palestinian factions?</p><p>--What is Abrams, who had been convicted of lying to Congress in the 1980s in the Iran-Contra scandal, doing to hijack the policy of the United States?</p><p>Abrams has been the Secretary of State's shadow in every meeting in Israel and in the Arab world, report both Israeli and Arab sources, and he reports back to sociopath Cheney, who is trying to both liquidate the Hamas, and to overthrow the Israeli government in order to bring in Bibi Netanyahu as Prime Minister.</p><p>And as Rice was reportedly attempting to get the Israelis and Palestinians to agree to meeting certain benchmarks in the course of resuming negotiations for Israeli-Palestinian "peace," Abrams was briefing American Jewish "communal leaders" that there was nothing substantive in Rice's actions. According to Jerusalem Post writer Nathan Guttman's article of May 16, published on lebaneselobby.org, Abrams told a regular gathering of Jewish Republicans that President Bush is an "emergency brake" who would prevent Israel from being forced into accepting conditions which it finds "uncomfortable." Abrams told the Jewish Republicans that what Rice was engaged in was "just process," and did not have the backing of Bush.</p><p>Washington sources say that Abrams had no such assurances from Bush, and that it is quite likely that Bush is not briefed on what his "Svengali" Cheney is up to with Abrams.</p></div></body>