Israel's hard-line prime minister, Ariel Sharon, has ordered his intelligence chiefs and defence forces to prepare a secret plan to drive "hundreds of thousands" of Palestinians out of the West Bank.
They would be deported to the no-man's land in southern Lebanon.
The area is a desolate landscape with freezing conditions in winter and broiling temperatures in summer.
There is scant soil to produce food. Water is also scarce in the region.
Sharon has calculated that, if the plan is implemented, it will cause a furore across Europe. But he believes it will be supported by the powerful Jewish lobby in the United States - the only country whose opinion now ultimately matters to the Israeli leader.
Jordanian intelligence chiefs say that the operation - details of which were leaked to them by a "friendly foreign intelligence service" - could start next year, when the United States will be heavily engaged in the Presidential election campaign.
Blair is not known to be a great fan of Ariel Sharon. Bush, on the other hand, nowadays regards the aged Israeli leader as a powerful instrument to help him win next year's election.
London based sources with good connections to the Jordanian secret service say Sharon wants the plan ready by the end of the year.
"He seems to be resigned that the roadmap to peace will then be over - and that terror groups will resume their suicide bomber attacks," said one of the sources.
Sharon believes this will give him "a just excuse" to remove the Palestinians - as they would then pose what he has called "a totally unacceptable threat to the safety of Israel."
Details of his plan have also been leaked last week to Western intelligence services, including MI6. King Abdullah II of Jordan revealed his own fear about Israeli intentions on his recent visit to London.
"Driving out Arafat and his Palestinians would lead to an uprising in the Middle East against everything Western," said a senior Jordanian intelligence officer.
Of immediate concern to Abdullah is that his own tiny kingdom ' "a mere pimple on the rump of Arab nationalism" was how one Western intelligence report describes Jordan - could be swept away.
Its Arab neighbours have not forgotten that in 1991, King Abdullah's late father, King Hussein, lent his support to Saddam.
With the prospect of an influx from the West Bank of Palestinians and the pro-Iraqi sentiments of many Jordanians, who are bitterly opposed to King Abdullah's acceding to American pressure, the 41-year-old monarch could find himself toppled - or even assassinated.
Actions like Sep 11 do not happen in a vaccuum.
Long before those hijackers ever stepped foot on the planes the damage
had been done. They were brainwashed with the same type of garbage
propaganda that is spewed from Fatwa's weblog.
Middle Eastern countries are so much more barbaric today and preAmercia than America can ever hope to be...America has only been around 230 years...who did you blame for everything before that Ductape? I am calling a Fatwa on your bullshit!
IMO - terrorist plain and simple. He is an Al queda operative who
should be put in a cage on gitmo Skinner
My favorite..."In Defense of Holocaust Deniers"
I always thought that "The Enemy Within" was just a metaphore for liberalism, that is, until I encountered Ductape Fatwa. He should be in an orange jumpsuit for sure.
peopleforchange.netductape is either a commie, al queda, or a deep cover mole
Tells you something about this asshole doesn't it. He's really serious.
I believe that DF is nothing but a Republican plant...
Ductape is a commie, a terrorist, and he drinks blood too. He drinks
Capitalist blood. He eats unborn babies too
Give me your address and I'll send you $20 and a thank-you note for taking your hatred elsewhere.
A terrorist with a sense of humor!
He ain't nuthin' but shit
inadequate, halfway house bullshit
You are a dumbass. Fuck you and your condescension about us "benighted sheeple." hamletta
Untruthful, damaging bullshit
no better than the neocons and no different than Timothy McVeigh
dailykos.coma turd in the punchbowl...if DF were Joe Hill he probably would have killed himself rather than get put to death.
A compost pile of fecundity
dailykos.comdespicable and literally mentally ill