PFLP warns against illusions about US President Barack Obama, the new face of US imperialism
February 2, 2009
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine denounced the ongoing strategic partnership of the United States with Israel, warning that the inauguration of President Barack Obama merely changes the image of U.S. imperialism, which plays the same destructive role as it always has.
In a press statement issued on January 26, 2009, the PFLP stated that the new U.S. envoy George Mitchell will fail as his predecessors have failed, and as the Israeli/U.S. military machine failed, so long as his purpose is to undermine Palestinian national rights, including the right to return, self-determination, sovereignty and independence, and attempt to end our resistance and our national cause.
The PFLP underlined that the replacement of international legitimacy with the authority and hegemony of the United States is unacceptable, and warned against any illusions about the new administration in the United States, stating that the new president changes nothing in the nature of U.S. imperialism and serves precisely the same interests as former president George W. Bush. The U.S. has been a strategic partner and an imperial enemy in the Arab world for over sixty years, and throughout the sixty years of occupation and colonization of Palestine by Zionism, has been the key supplier of arms, economic, and political support for the occupier. In fact, the Zionist state has served as a military outpost for the United States and its imperial interests.
The PFLP saluted the many people of the United States and the world who have taken action against the occupier, including all actions to internationally isolate the occupier and those who fund and support it, and to bring the perpetrators of crimes, massacres and occupation to justice. The statement further called upon people in the United States and around the world to hold U.S. officials accountable for their actions in providing political, economic and military support and authorization to the ongoing aggression and occupation against our people, to demand and act to break the strategic partnership and relationship between U.S. imperialism and Zionism.