Zipping through European Newspapers, I came across some articles in Austria’s largest newspapers, Kronen Zeitung and Die Presse.
“Kronen Zeitung” Headlines “Palästinenser-Chef Mahmoud Abbas in Wien zu Gast“, Newspaper “die Presse“ even goes a step further and headlines “Palästinenser Präsident Abbas besucht Wien“ when translated means Palestinien President Abbas visits Vienna.
The question here is what President of what country? But that is not all of what really bothers me. What really got me thinking and writing this article is the way Mahmoud Abbas is being treated in Vienna.
Palestinien Leader Abbas visit in Vienna
Mr. Abbas arrived on Monday, November 28, 2011, in Vienna and was treated and granted rights in international protocol only reserved for a recognized leader.
Welcomed at Vienna Airport he was given full Military honors (An international diplomatic protocol that is usually reserved for heads of State) by Austria’s President Heinz Fischer of the Socialist Party of Austria (SPOE) and a vowed atheist.
The display of military honors is not what really made this visit so interesting. What made this visit and the treatment of Mr. Abbas interesting is what came after that.
Austria recognizes Palestine through the backdoor
President Fischer sure went too far on that day. In order to prove to the world once again its love affair with terrorist nations, President Fischer elevated Palestinian representation into an Embassy and therefore granted the Palestinian representation in Vienna the full honors of a “recognized Country”.
“Embassies in a foreign country are sovereign territory of the holding nation. For example, if you visit the U.S. Embassy in Vienna, the moment you enter the gate you leave Austria and enter the sovereign territory of the United States of America”.
President Fischer declared that this move was more of a symbolic gesture, but that is exactly the point.
Since May of 2011 Austria holds a permanent seat on the most powerful UN organization called, “UN Humans rights council” and on top of that is, next to New York (U.S.A.) and Geneva (Swiss), this is the third UN Headquarters and it also has influence.
Austria was also one of the leading nations that, against the European Union policy, lobbied in favor of an acceptance of Palestine at the UN.
President Fischer was right when he said this move was a symbolic move because it was a clear message to be directed towards the UN and the United States that Palestine is to be accepted.
And though Austria is a very tiny little country it does have (based on its balancing-act politics and love affair with Muslim countries as well as its close ties to former Soviet Union countries) a great portion of influence.
President Fischer message to Israel
Where Austria officially stands was publically shown after the final press conference.
Mr. Abbas’ visit to Austria was not just by coincident. He came right after visiting the, in Cairo exile living radical Hamas leader, “Khaled Mashal”. And he brought great news from the radical terrorist Organization Hamas.
- Mr. Abbas once again claims that Palestine rejects all forms of violence
Sure, and the suicide bombers are ghosts; the bombs and rocket missiles are fired miraculously by themselves and this is all a big misinterpretation.
- Hamas wants to contribute to calm the situation with Israel
And the jokes just keep coming. I never knew Hamas had a sense of humor.
First, how about Hamas stops sending suicide terrorists to Israel and stop murdering innocent Israeli civilians
- For the first time Hams has agreed that resistance has to be a peaceful
Now that part made me laugh. For a moment I thought I read a comedy script.
I guess the Palestinian Ideology of a peaceful resistance is buying more bombs and rocket launchers, and rocket missiles, sending more suicide Terrorists against Israel, adding more fuel to the tensions between the new Muslim leadership in Egypt against Israel, and increasing the terror worldwide to gain momentum.
- And they would accept a Palestine within the borders of 1967 (Obama’s dream)
Sure, and Santa Claus comes together with the Easter bunny. That would endanger Israel’s security to the point of complete defenselessness and destruction. Besides, since when do Terrorists dictate the conditions?
Somebody needs to tell those Terrorists that before there can be any negotiation they have to stop firing missiles against Israel and stop sending suicide bombers which murder innocent civilians.
- Of course no words on acceptance of Israel
Of course not.
Mr. Fischer, of course, jumped right into that ship demanding from Israel to return to the tables of negotiations and stop “provocating” Palestine.
Well, Mr. Fischer should get his act together and information better sourced. The provocations always come from the Palestinians through bombings and terror attacks and ISRAEL HAS THE RIGHT TO DEFEND ITSELF.
Austria is an amazing country.
It has some marvelous scenic views from the alps in the west to the hills in the east, its almost 2,000 year old recognized historical and cultural heritage is a treasure and the people themselves, completely dissatisfied with their government, are some of the nicest and most cozy people I know – but their official representation and government is for the birds.
Some might say that Austria is too small to cause damage in the world, but Austria can be a thorn in the flesh when it starts using its economical and political influence.
Today, I am a proud American by the courtesy of the INS and a proud Texan by the grace of God Almighty.
My suggestion to the people of my birth country, Austria, “Get rid of those politicians they are taking you over the edge”.
To the official Austria – Stop sleeping with Dogs and start looking for new friends because the days of the Terrorist lover Obama are numbered and then blows a new political wind in the world and that wind does not negotiate with Terrorists and stands by Israel no matter what.
God bless ya’ll and God bless America