"Obama is now in the great game of global competition — and in that game, presidents rarely get to set the agenda"
Our position on the "ceasefire," "calm" and the weapons of the resistance
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine [PFLP]
We have continually opposed the politics of "calm," because it presents an opportunity and yet another false justification for Israel to attack our people and increases the pressure on the resistance from all of the forces in the enemy camp -- not only Israel's military assaults, but also the political pressure and attacks from Arab regimes, the European Union, the United States and the so-called "Quartet." The politics of "calm" becomes a trap for the resistance that we should always seek to avoid, since occupation itself is an act of aggression. Our people have the right to resist, as an occupied people, and while the resistance can make tactical decisions about how to wage that struggle, we can never allow that decision and determination to become a weapon in the hands of our enemies.
Elements of the enemy ground forces remain in Gaza and the siege has not been ended, nor have the crossings, particularly Rafah crossing, been opened. The enemy did not declare the end of its naval siege and their air force continues to invade our skies, in an attempt to create fear and terror among our people who have given over 1300 martyrs in the past 3 weeks, as well as over 5000 wounded, amid the destruction of over 4000 homes, entire neighborhoods, and much of our civil infrastructure in Gaza. The borders have not been opened, and at all crossings, particularly the Rafah crossing, goods intended for our people are waiting for safe and secure passage.