Friday, February 16, 2007

Arming America's Enemies

There's been much made of the recent Steyr sale of sniper rifles to Iran, which promptly turned up in the hands of terrorists in Iraq, but much more important is this story- one that seems to be getting very little attention-

The U.S. has been regularly shipping convoys of weapons to Fatah security forces in Gaza and the West Bank.

WND reported the U.S. in recent weeks transferred 7,000 assault rifles and more than 1 million rounds of ammunition to Fatah militias.

The same Fatah that has just created a joint cabinet with Hamas- the same Fatah who operates the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade; you know, the monsters who regularly carry out terrorist attacks against civilians, often in league with Islamic Jihad.

“Violent operations will target all American interests if they attempt to harm the secretary-general, Dr. Ramadan Shallah,” said Abu Ahmed, a spokesman for Islamic Jihad’s armed wing.

At least, thus far, the $86 million to Fatah has been blocked.

The move comes after Hamas and Fatah last week signed a unity government that includes a clause for Hamas' 20,000-member Special Forces unit to be incorporated into the Palestinian government's main militias, which are controlled by Fatah.

If this goes ahead, the US will be directly funding Hamas, not to mention the other terrorists involved. When will Washington see that their policies have failed- giving money and arms to terrorists will not make them suddenly peaceful. Their intent is now, and has always been, clear- to destroy Israel. No amount of money so far has made them change their mind- so why keep following the same failed policy over and over again?

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