Please disable your Ad Blocker to better interact with this website.

Middle EastOpinion

Quartet’s Interminable Cacophony: Road Map Phase I

plug_ears“The senseless man does not know, fools do not understand.” Tehillim / Psalms 92:6
Our culture … and world … Is filled with a plethora of foolish timewasters. I guess that can always be said of mankind because of its nature. Fads/trends in music, fashion, dance and entertainment … distractions that can be costly but fleeting and benign. They affect the population in a cursory manner. We all indulge, but rarely are the consequences grave.
But, when leaders … and the so-called sage among us … band together to create serious plans that affect matters of life and death, based NOT upon facts but rather upon idealized notions which have no foundation in reality: EVERYONE will pay the piper.
Such is the case with the now infamous Quartet on the Middle East (UN, US, EU & Russia). After 54 sessions, spanning from 2002-2012, the misguided orchestra of political virtuosos devised a plan that has YET to be implemented. Their brilliant plan was the Road Map for Peace.
There’s one itsy bitsy problem with the map: The very first part of the first sentence of Phase I has been ignored by the Palestinians. And that avoidance has been shared by the Map’s designers.
Here’s it is: 
Phase I (as early as May 2003): End to Palestinian violence; Palestinian political reform; Israeli withdrawal from Palestinian cities and freeze on settlement expansion; Palestinian elections.
This phase was to be implemented “as early as 2003”. The first requirement? “End to Palestinian violence.”
This has NEVER occurred. NEVER! 
From Israel’s rebirth in 1948, the Jewish State’s Arab/Muslim neighbors have brutally attacked the tiny nation and its civilians. The attacks have been interminable … though few have been reported in the Western media. And the so-called cease-fire or truces don’t count … these are Islamic Hudnas. A hudna is more of an intermission. The show of violence directed toward civilians will continue WHEN the Islamists are refueled, rearmed and refreshed.
When the duly elected Islamic government of the PA (Palestinian Authority) complies, I’ll tune back into the performance. Because so far, it’s one bloody cacophony!
Shalom through strength…

Audrey Russo

Audrey Russo is the Host of the weekly REELTalk Radio Show (NYC). Audrey writes a column for and handles Middle East/National Security/Terrorism/Cultural Issues, and her articles can be read in several other news/opinion journals. She is also a contributor on Audrey's Radio Show can also be heard on the Leading Edge Radio Network. Audrey is also an active member of the NYC performing arts community as a singer and actor.