November 21, 2017
The following blog was posted in Palestine Resistance, the blog by Mazin Qumsiyeh. It is a thoughtful, and perhaps provocative assessment of the history of Arab complicity with the European and American colonizers from the late 1800's through to the 21st Century. He also holds the PLO responsible.
"Much of the developments after 1973 would not have happened had the PLO remained true to its principles. "
He warns that "While such collusion with colonialism is common in all parts of the world, the collaborators fail to read history to understand the fate of all tools of colonialism. They will face the same fate as other collaborators. As tools of colonialism, they are discarded as soon as they fulfil their designated roles."
Curtis Marwood, Web Editor
Britain put the Al-Saud family in charge of the area of Hijaz (which was to become the kleptocracy of “Saudi Arabia”). Abdul Aziz Al-Saud responded in 1915 to British requests by writing in his own hand: “I the Sultan Abdel Aziz Bin Abdel Alrahman Al-Faysal Al-Saud decide and acknowledge a thousand times to Sir Percy Cox the representative of Great Britain that I have no objection to give Palestine to the poor Jews or to others as seen [fit] by Britain that I would not go outside [disobey] its opinion until the hour of calling [end of the world].” The good relations at the expense of Palestinians by the Saud ruling family remained to this day with a brief period when Arab nationalism was strong and the Royal family suspended oil shipments to the US in the October 1973 war.