Monday, March 03, 2008

The failed Bush-Rice plan to topple Hamas

This is an informed article by David Rose who unpacks the Bush-Rice campaign to topple the Hamas government in Gaza. He lends detail to the U.S. shepherded effort buttress Muhammad Dahlan's Preventive Security Force, facilitated by U.S. Lt. Gen. Keith Dayton. Other key players in the story are David Welch and Elliot Cohen. (I discussed this earlier.) Rose also reports a including Rice's demarche to Mahmoud 'Abbas insisting that he topple the Hamas government. While the basic story is well-known, this article does add new material, and it corroborates the claim that the seizure of power in Gaza by Hamas was pre-emptive.

The Gaza Bombshell: Politics & Power:

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