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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Iran Backing Palestinian Terrorists? This Is A Surprise?

The J-Post has a story where Shin Bet has tracked an influx of money coming into Gaza from Iran:

Hat-Tip: Captain Ed

Hizbullah is paying Palestinian splinter groups "thousands of dollars" for each Kassam rocket fired at the western Negev, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

According to Israeli intelligence information, Hizbullah is smuggling cash into the Gaza Strip and paying "a number of unknown local splinter groups" for each attack.

Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) sources said the Islamist organization paid several thousand dollars for each attack, with the amount dependent on the number of Israelis killed or wounded.

"We know that Hizbullah is involved in funding terrorist activity in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank," a security official said.

"Palestinian terrorists get thousands of dollars per attack. Sometimes they are paid before the attack and sometimes they submit a bill to Lebanon afterward and the money gets transferred a short while later."

According to the officials, while Islamic Jihad was behind most recent rocket attacks - including the one on Tuesday night that critically wounded 14-year-old Adir Basad in Sderot - several splinter terrorists groups are also involved and have received direct funding from Hizbullah.According to security officials, Islamic Jihad gets the money via its headquarters in Damascus while Fatah's Tanzim terror group and the Popular Resistance Committees receive payment from Hizbullah in Lebanon.

All of the money originated in Iran, the officials said.

Government officials said Hamas was not currently involved in firing missiles, but was doing nothing to stop those who were.

If this story does not prove the point that Iran cannot be trusted, then I am afraid I do not know what will. Iran is directly involved in Assad's push to topple the Lebanese government. Iran has sent terror troops, weapons, munitions, and supplies tothe terrorists in Iraq. And now we learn that they are neck deep in the continuing violence in Israel. But, this should come as no surprise to anyone who has been watching events unfold surrounding Iran in the past several months. And, of course, this goes hand-in-hand with their promise to remove Israel right off of the map.

Olmert, for his part, I think is struggling right now. I have no faith in his leadership as he refuses to take the gloves off of the IDF, and let them deal with the terror groups directly. Now, whether that is because he is afraid of the possible civilian casualties, or because he is inept and has no clue how to run military operations, I do not know. What I do know is that his approval to target only the Kassam sites is not a wise move. It would be best if he simply allowed the military to do its job. And should any allied nation with Israel voice its concerns, do not pick up the phone.

If al-Qaeda came to the United States, and initiated attacks like what the Israelis have to deal with daily out of Gaza, you can bet that we would go after them, and any nation who condemned us for it would either be told which round file their complaint belonged in, or in more blunt terms, they would be told to stick their complaint where the sun does not shine. Israel should do precisely the same thing. War is Hell, as General Sherman observed, and sometimes there are casualties. But the benefits that arise from the ashes of war, simply put, is that your enemy should be destroyed; or at least his capacity to fight.

If Olmert is unwilling to let his soldiers loose to do their jobs, then it is time that Olmert is removed. Furthermore, Iran must be dealt with. They are doing everything they can in the region to destablize neighboring nations, and the world continues to yawn at this. The UN's idea of sanctions on Iran is laughable; they will be subcerted by the two nations that did not want sanctions in the first place.

It is clearly evident to me that the Palestinians do not want peace. They want Israel gone, replaced by a new "Palestine," and the Jews eradicated. With such a mindset, how can anyone expect peace to flourish there? And as long as Iran continues to stick it's nose into the affairs of other nations, how can those nations be expected to survive. After all, Iran is not helping anyone but themselves, and their supporters in those other nations. Peace is the last thing on Ahmadinejad's mind.



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