If this report is accurate and this ever actually happened, it would be a disaster. The Christian Science Monitor is right to reference Power’s infamous 2008 quote below, because U.S. troops protecting the border of the new jihad state of “Palestine” would inevitably end up fighting against Israel — after all, “Palestine” would not consider itself to be threatened by Egypt or Jordan or Lebanon or Syria. The U.S. would end up directly abetting the “Palestinian” jihad. “Israeli-Palestinian peace talks: Is Kerry offering up US troops?,” by Anna Mulrine for the Christian Science Monitor, January 3:
Secretary of State John Kerry is proposing to offer up US troops to help secure the borders of the new state of Palestine, according to some unconfirmed news reports coming out of Israel.
How plausible is the possibility? And would it be a good idea, or, as some military analysts argue, would the White House would be “nuts” to consider it?
The US troops would be tasked with helping to prevent anti-Israel forces from coming out of Jordan and reaching Israel, according to Debkafile, an Israeli intelligence and security news service.
Palestinian officials are demanding that Israel move its forces from the Jordan Valley, where the US troops would be stationed. This point may have proved pivotal in the US administration’s reported decision to offer them up.
Samantha Power, then a Harvard professor and now the US ambassador to the United Nations, seemed to indicate in a 2008 interview with Harry Kreisler of the University of California at Berkeley”s Institute of International Studies that crisis in the region could possibly be ameliorated by the introduction of US troops to provide security needs.
To head off a human rights crisis in the West Bank and other Palestinian territories “may mean, more crucially, sacrificing — or investing, I think, more than sacrificing — literally billions of dollars, not in servicing Israel’s military, but actually investing in the new state of Palestine. In investing billions of dollars it would probably take also to support, I think, what will have to be a mammoth protection force … a meaningful military presence,” she said. “Because it seems to me at this stage — and this is true of actual genocides as well, and not just major human rights abuses, which we”re seeing there — is that you have to go in as if you”re serious. You have to put something on the line.”…