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calendar   Wednesday - May 10, 2006

Oil Embargo

What goes around comes around. Payback is a b**ch. No matter how you say it, the principle is the same - you reap what you sow. The Paleosimians are about to find that out the hard way. Much like the way their sponsors in the Middle East have done to the US in imposing oil embargos in the past, now the Paleosimians are getting the same treatment ... but for a good reason this time: they can’t pay their bills so they get no gas. This should slow down some of their ability to run around bombing and killing Israelis. The pressure is mounting on these savages. Stay tuned. This could be highly entertaining ....

Israelis Stop Fuel Supply to Palestinians
May 10, 2006, 9:35 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP)—The Israeli company that provides fuel to the Palestinian areas is cutting off supplies due to growing debts, Israeli and Palestinian officials said Wednesday, a move that could deepen a humanitarian crisis in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The head of the Palestinian petrol commission, Mujahid Salame, said he expected gasoline supplies to run out by Thursday. “If this happens, there will be a humanitarian crisis,” he said.

He said Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was in touch with American and European diplomats in hopes of pressuring Israel to ensure the flow of fuel to the Palestinian areas. Dor Energy has been the sole provider of gasoline to the Palestinian areas since interim peace agreements were signed in the mid-1990s. Company officials declined comment.

Salame said the Palestinians owe about $26 million to Dor, but he accused the company of taking a political decision aimed at punishing the Hamas-led Palestinian government. Israel has stopped about $55 million in monthly tax transfers to the Palestinians, demanding that the militant Islamic group renounce violence and recognize the Jewish state. The tax money has been placed in escrow.

Last month, Israel used this money to pay Palestinian debts owed to government-run companies like the Israeli electric company. But Asaf Shariv, a spokesman for Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, said Israel would “absolutely not” bail out the Palestinians this time. Dor has cut off supplies twice before this year—only to be paid at the last minute by the Palestinians.

Israeli economic pressure, along with a cutoff in aid by Western donors, has left the Hamas government unable to pay its bills and thousands of civil servants without salaries. Western powers agreed Tuesday to restore humanitarian aid to the Palestinian areas, as long as the money doesn’t reach Hamas. But it remained unclear when the money will begin flowing.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 05/10/2006 at 11:19 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - May 09, 2006

Gang Warfare In Gaza

Thugs. Murderers. Vicious gangs. These asshats are no more a political party or a country than the Mafia was. At least the Mafia understood the concept of honor and mainly kept their wars to themselves. The Paleosimians understand nothing - except killing. When they’re not kiling Israelis, they’re killing eah other. I read the news article below and my first thought was that these freaks haven’t changed one bit in five thousand years.

They are still bedouin tribes killing each other and anyone who gets in their way over any convenient feud they can manufacture to justify more bloodshed. The only thing that has changed is now they live in concrete cities, wear blue jeans and carry Kalashnikovs. Underneath, they are still the same mindless savages that they were when Hammurabi tried to get them to sit down and STFU many ages ago.

Then again, if I lived in an ass-backward country where alcohol was banned, the only steak you can order is camel, everyone is poor except the leader’s family, women are always wrapped in burlap sacks and some madman was screaming at me five times a day from a tower - I’d probably be a little nuts too.

imageimage9 Wounded in Hamas-Fatah Clashes in Gaza
May 9, 2006, 1:26 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP)—Nine Palestinians were wounded early Tuesday in renewed clashes between the Hamas and Fatah factions in downtown Gaza City, witnesses and paramedics say.

The clashes erupted after Hamas gunmen arrived at the home of a top Fatah official and opened fire at Fatah activists inside, witnesses said. The Fatah gunmen returned fire and nine were injured in the exchange, including five schoolchildren, hospital officials said. At least one of the wounded was a Hamas gunmen, officials said. No further details were available regarding the identity of the wounded.

According to Hamas officials, bodyguards working for Samir Mashrawi, a top Fatah leader in Gaza, kidnapped three members of the Hamas military wing earlier in the morning and the Hamas gunmen had arrived on the scene to free them. Fatah officials denied the accusations.

Tuesday’s clashes follow Monday’s events, in which militants from Hamas and Fatah clashed in Gaza with assault rifles and shoulder-held missiles, killing three people, in the latest sign that the rivals could be heading toward a large-scale confrontation.

Bystanders gathered to watch Tuesday’s clashes in downtown Gaza City, as mosque loudspeakers encouraged them to flee the scene. An early morning meeting between both factions called for restraint, but tensions remained high as the sides accused each other of instigating the violence.

Friction has been rising since the Islamic militant group Hamas ended Fatah’s four-decade control of Palestinian politics with a victory in January parliament elections.

Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas and moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah have been wrangling over power, particularly over control of the security forces. The friction has been compounded by a growing financial crisis, the result of Western economic sanctions against the Hamas-led government. The two leaders met twice over the weekend but failed to resolve their differences.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 05/09/2006 at 08:41 AM   
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calendar   Monday - May 08, 2006

Sympathy For The Devil

Jimmy Carter: Punishing the innocent is a crime
INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE - May 7, 2006

Innocent Palestinian people are being treated like animals, with the presumption that they are guilty of some crime. Because they voted for candidates who are members of Hamas, the United States government has become the driving force behind an apparently effective scheme of depriving the general public of income, access to the outside world and the necessities of life.

With all their faults, Hamas leaders have continued to honor a temporary cease-fire, or hudna, during the past 18 months, and their spokesman told me that this “can be extended for two, 10 or even 50 years if the Israelis will reciprocate.” Although Hamas leaders have refused to recognize the state of Israel while their territory is being occupied, Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh has expressed approval for peace talks between Abbas and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel. He added that if these negotiations result in an agreement that can be accepted by Palestinians, then the Hamas position regarding Israel would be changed.

Regardless of these intricate and long-term political interrelationships, it is unconscionable for Israel, the United States and others under their influence to continue punishing the innocent and already persecuted people of Palestine. The Israelis are withholding approximately $55 million a month in taxes and customs duties that, without dispute, belong to the Palestinians. Although some Arab nations have allocated funds for humanitarian purposes to alleviate human suffering, the U.S. government is threatening the financial existence of any Jordanian or other bank that dares to transfer this assistance into Palestine.

- Read more of Jimmah’s lunatic rant here ...

“Temporary cease-fire”? Then the February bombing of a Jewish restaurant in Tel Aviv must have been accidental, eh? Jimmah misses the whole point. The Paleosimians can live in peace and get all the aid they need if they just renounce violence and recognize Israel’s right to exist. Obviously Carter is just as stoopid as these animals that he is trying to protect.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 05/08/2006 at 08:35 AM   
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calendar   Friday - April 28, 2006

Down And Out In Paleswine

They already hate our guts. They celebrated in the streets on 9/11. I want to know how they are going to have “increased hostility toward the West” and what gives these cretins the right to demand money from us? How on Earth did so many stupid people gather together in one spot? These jerks have bitten the hand that feeds them over and over again. They stir up trouble wherever they go. Even the Arab world has little use for the Paleosimians other than as a spear aimed at Israel. Human vermin is what they have always been and will always be. Time to call Orkin ....

imageimagePalestinians Making Do With Less in Crisis
April 27, 2006, 7:06 PM EDT

NABLUS, West Bank (AP)—Buying on credit. Selling gold dowries. Giving up tobacco and other small pleasures. With their salaries weeks overdue and savings depleted, Palestinian families are finding creative ways to survive the Hamas-led government’s deepening financial crisis. Even banks and utilities are helping out by allowing customers to overdraw accounts or pay bills late.

Experts warn that a dire economic crisis is looming. “This month, no one paid me,” said Kifayeh al-Ashkar, 40, who cleans houses for government workers in Nablus. “The government can’t pay the salaries of its workers, and the workers can’t pay me.” She said she now feeds her four children plain rice, and has been forced to beg for handouts of milk.

The financial crunch follows the January legislative election victory of Hamas, an Islamic militant group sworn to Israel’s destruction. After the new government was sworn in last month, the Palestinian economy, already battered by five years of fighting with Israel, took a turn for the worse. Western donors who accuse Hamas of supporting terrorism cut off hundreds of millions of dollars in aid, and Israel suspended monthly payments of tax money it collects for the Palestinians.

Without these funds the government is broke and unable to pay its 165,000 salaried workers. No one got paid April 1, and the next pay day is less than a week away. “Life has changed drastically. I don’t know how to manage,” said Elham Yassin, 48, a teacher in Asira, a village near Nablus. Yassin, a mother of seven, earns $500 a month, while her husband, also a teacher, makes about $550. She said the family got a loan from her sister and is subsisting on bread, hummus, yogurt and other inexpensive staples.

“I don’t know where things are going. We don’t have any savings. I’m afraid for the future of my family,” she said. The Palestinian Authority is the largest employer in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and the loss of these salaries has rippled throughout society. “This money has played the role of a lifeline to the economy,” said Samir Abdullah, a Palestinian economist.

With so many people living on credit, he said, “We will see people on the streets very soon.” He also predicted increased hostility toward the West, public unrest and even renewed fighting with Israel if the situation continues much longer.

- More on this story at NEWSDAY ...


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 04/28/2006 at 04:03 AM   
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calendar   Friday - April 14, 2006

Cut Them Off

BREAKING NEWS: The government has already shut off all foreign aid to the Paleosimians. Today, they announced that American citizens and businesses are now also forbidden to funnel money to these savages ....

U.S Bans Money Going to Palestinian Gov’t
April 14, 2006, 12:51 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP)—The U.S. government has barred Americans from doing business with the new Hamas-led Palestinian government, officials said Friday, the latest sign of U.S. financial pressure against the Islamic militant group.

In a memo obtained by The Associated Press, the U.S. Treasury Department said “transactions with the Palestinian Authority by U.S. persons are prohibited, unless licensed.”

It said the decision was based on “existing terrorism sanctions.”

Personally, I believe this should have been done five years ago. In case you forgot, let me refresh your rmemory. Examine the two pictures below. Both were taken on September 11, 2001. In the picture on the left thousands of American citizens are dying. In the picture on the right, thousands of Paleosimians are celebrating the fact that thousands of American citizens are dying. And we’re supposed to send them aid and money that they will piss away buying rockets to bomb Israel with? I have a solution for the Paleosimian problem. Annihilation ... complete and final.

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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 04/14/2006 at 01:46 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - March 30, 2006

Cut Them Off!

After weeks of arguing, the “Quartet” has agreed to stop funding of a Hamas-led government in Paleswine. I predict this will last about one week, if even that long. The French and Russians are already making overtures to Hamas and the UN is utterly useless. Hamas will continue to thumb their noses at the West and suicide bombings will continue with finanical support from the rest of the Arab world.

So what do we do? Not a damn thing unless we want to risk angering our suppliers of oil. There is the whole problem in a nutshell. Oil is the proverbial Sword Of Damocles held over our heads and it won’t go away any time soon. I just hope the Arabs make hay while the sun shines because sooner or later the oil will run out or alternative fuels will replace it. The rest of the world will not forget the half century of blackmail, murder and bloodshed. The payback will be a beeyatch ...

Hamas Faces More Threats to Withhold Aid
March 30, 2006, 11:00 AM EST

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)—The United States, the European Union, Russia and the United Nations warned the Hamas-led Palestinian government Thursday that it must recognize Israel and seek peace talks if it wants to be guaranteed continued aid. “The Quartet concurred that there inevitably will be an effect on direct assistance to that government and its ministries” if those conditions are not met, the four mediators for Middle East peace said in a statement.

The new Palestinian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Zahar has said the new Palestinian Authority government would not give in to international pressure to change its ways and that it had no plans to negotiate with Israel. He also condemned a decision by Canada to cut off aid to the new Hamas-led government, shortly after it was sworn in Wednesday.

The Quartet urged the new government “to commit to the principles of nonviolence, recognition of Israel, and acceptance of previous agreements and obligations.” That includes the internationally backed “roadmap” for peace, drafted by the Quartet, meant to draw up a final peace accord between the two sides. “The Quartet recalled its view that future assistance to any new government would be reviewed by donors against that government’s commitment to the principles” it had set out, the statement said.

After assessing the new government program, the four “noted with grave concern that the new government has not committed to the principles spelled out” earlier this year. They lauded the call of President Mahmoud Abbas for the new government to commit to peaceful coexistence. The idea of withholding aid is not new. Since Hamas’ parliamentary election victory on Jan. 25, the West has been threatening to cut nearly $1 billion in annual aid to the Palestinians, though Russia’s recent invitation to Hamas to visit Moscow, and France’s support for the Russian approach, have cracked what was a united front.

Without money from the Arab world, Europe and the United States, a Hamas-led government would be nearly broke. Zahar, responding to President Bush’s statement that Washington would not give aid to a Hamas-led government unless it changed its extremist policies, said those comments were in line with massive U.S. financial backing for Israel, as well as support for the Jewish state in the United Nations. “America is committing big crimes against the Arab and Islamic countries,” Zahar told The Associated Press. “This new decision will intensify the gap between the American people, American interests and the Middle East in general.” He also said the United States is spending $3 billion a year “to expand settlements and to confiscate our rights and our land,” he said, referring to U.S. aid to Israel.

- More on Hamas aid here ...


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/30/2006 at 12:34 PM   
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calendar   Friday - March 24, 2006

One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

The title of this post says it all. The Gaza Strip is nothing less than a “Cuckoo’s Nest”. The Imams there have been saying the bird flu was sent by Allah to destroy the Jews. Unfortunately, the bird flu has now been found in Gaza ... which is the most heavily populated area on earth with about 2.3 people per square foot (by my best estimate, based on latest figures from the CIA Factbook - 1.3 million people in an area 40 miles long and 4 miles wide).

Unfortunately for the entire civilized world, the Israelis are trying to help the Paleosimians contain the virus. It would be better if they would just let the idjits rot in their pig sty. I know that’s an inhumane thought on my part but is it any worse than the way the Paleswinians feel about Americans and Isralis? Maybe God does have a hand in this after all. Someone contact Pat Robertson and see if he’s heard anything from The Almighty lately ...

imageimageGaza Bird Flu Fears Spread, Fowl To Be Destroyed
24 Mar 2006 15:16:02 GMT

GAZA (Reuters)

Palestinian authorities will begin destroying chickens on Saturday at a farm near the border with Israel in a bid to contain an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus, Palestinian medics said on Friday. The culling of hundreds of chickens at the farm near the southern Gaza city of Rafah will be the first in Gaza. Tests were under way at another chicken farm in central Gaza where authorities suspect the virus may have spread.

Many worried Palestinians have reacted to the outbreak by buying more fish and beef, sending prices in Gaza markets soaring. Chicken and egg prices have sharply dropped over fears by Gazans that they could be infected. Health officials say it is safe to eat chicken and eggs that are properly cooked.

Israel plans to give Palestinian authorities enough poison to eliminate birds suspected of being infected, Israel Radio reported. Israel has for months been testing dead fowl found in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on behalf of the Palestinian Authority. Palestinian medics said they have received protective gear from Israel to help them deal with the virus. There have been no confirmed cases of the virus infecting humans in Gaza or the West Bank.

Many Gazans fear the Palestinian Ministry of Health is ill equipped to deal with an outbreak and will be quickly be overwhelmed if the virus spreads. Israel is likewise concerned. Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has asked U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the World Bank’s president for assistance in containing the outbreak in Gaza.

- More on the bird scare here ...


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/24/2006 at 11:43 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - March 15, 2006

On Strike?

I am somewhat confused. I thought that when a group went on “strike” that means they refused to go to work. The Paleswinians never work. All they do is run around in mobs, firing Ak-47’s up in the air, burn American and Israeli flags and send suicide bombers into Israel. None of them actually have real jobs. If they did, the place wouldn’t be a run-down, decaying slum. Or maybe this means they’re gonna take a break from mobbing, shooting, burning and exploding? Ya think ... ?

imageimagePalestinians Protest At Jail Raid
Wednesday, 15 March 2006, 11:08 GMT

GAZA CITY (BBC)

Palestinians are going on strike in Gaza and the West Bank to protest against Israel’s seizure of a leading militant from a jail on Tuesday. All Palestinian factions called on businesses and schools to close after Ahmed Saadat gave himself up after troops stormed his jail in Jericho.

The West Bank raid began when UK and US monitors left the Palestinian-run prison complaining about lax security. Gunmen have released all 11 of the foreigners kidnapped in retaliation.

Two French citizens and a South Korean journalist had been held hostage overnight, but they have now been handed over to Palestinian police. The authorities in Israel and the West Bank remain on high alert fearing further violence after the British Council cultural centre in Gaza City was set ablaze on Tuesday.

The general strike throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip was called late on Tuesday after emergency talks to discuss the Israeli raid in which Mr Saadat, the leader of the left-wing Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), was captured.

“The Palestinian factions called during an emergency meeting for a general strike across the Palestinian territories to condemn the seizure of Saadat, the Israeli aggression and the killing of Palestinians,” one delegate said.

- Read the rest about these insane jerks here ...


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/15/2006 at 06:19 AM   
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calendar   Friday - March 10, 2006

Schadenfreude

Is it any coincidence that the Paleswinians and the Liberal Leftists in the US keep throwing up this Hitler/Nazi thing? What is the obsession with old Adolph? That asshat has been dead and gone for over sixty years. The Paleswinians are so full of s**t it’s running out of their ears. These idiots don’t need a country. They need an institution, preferably one with padded walls.

I’m beyond being sick and tired of their incessant whining and hatred. These pathetic pinheads need to be thankful we’re not Nazis. The Nazis would have exterminated them a long time ago if not for the US and the allies stopping the fascists in their tracks. If there’s any fascism or nazism going on in the world today, it’s all in the Middle East. And it wants to spread ....

imageimagePalestinians Step Up Anti-U.S. Rhetoric
Poll showed 65% supportive of al-Qaida’s attacks
March 10, 2006

(WORLDNET DAILY)

Rhetorical attacks against the U.S. and the West by the official Palestinian Authority press are increasing, with stories in the past week equating Western leader with Adolf Hitler, according to a media monitor.

In separate stories, the PA’s leading daily newspaper evoked Hitler and defined American neo-conservative ideology as Nazi “Aryan supremacy doctrine,” reports Israel-based Palestinian Media Watch.

“There is a new ideological Nazism, which has started to dominate the West, but it doesn’t speak openly about its totalitarian Nazism, but carries it out in practice,” wrote Hafez Barghuthi, editor in chief of Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, March 4. “I see in many minor and senior Western officials, copies of Hitler,” he said. “Many of the Western institutions are as if they are managed by the Gestapo and the S.S.”

Barghuthi wrote that while “the Jews suppose they are safe from this Nazism, which is directed towards the people of the third-world and Latinos, they are mistaken, since it is not possible that the wolfish Nazi feelings will not eventually turn against them … because the neo-conservative idea is derived from the remnants of the Nazi idea, and is an Aryan supremacy doctrine, with new terminology.”

An article in the same daily scorned the U.S. for “introducing dubious elements amongst the Muslims, such as democratic ideology.”

- There’s more to this story at WND...

Definition of irony: Evil Nazis who are introducing “democratic ideology”.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/10/2006 at 03:21 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - March 08, 2006

Head Count

It’s bad enough we’re giving these animals money but we’re depending on them to give us an accurate head count so we know how much to give? You have got to be kidding me, right? These are the swine who danced in the streets and celebrated on 9/11 and whose favorite hobby is blowing up Israeli buses and cafes ... and we’re supposed to throw handfuls of money at them based on their figures?

HELLO, WASHINGTON! Get a clue, Congress! As a taxpayer, I don’t like the idea of supporting ANY Paleswinians with my money, much less ones that don’t exist! I demand a refund. Please have the IRS contact me immediately regarding where to send my check. Thank you ....

imageimagePalestinians Bilked U.S. Taxpayers Out Of Millions?
March 8, 2006

(WORLDNET DAILY)

Congress today will be presented with a new study that documents the Palestinians have inflated their population numbers by over 50 percent and that almost $3 billion in United States taxpayer funds may have been provided as aid to the Palestinians in part based on fraudulent data.

“American tax dollars and other international humanitarian aid have been based on inflated population numbers which have been accepted without question by governments and aid agencies. Our researchers pointed out that money has been spent to help Palestinians who were double-counted, never born or not present in the West Bank and Gaza,” Bennet Zimmerman, head of the new study, titled “Arab Population in the West Bank and Gaza,” told WND.

Congress today will be presented with a new study that documents the Palestinians have inflated their population numbers by over 50 percent and that almost $3 billion in United States taxpayer funds may have been provided as aid to the Palestinians in part based on fraudulent data.

“American tax dollars and other international humanitarian aid have been based on inflated population numbers which have been accepted without question by governments and aid agencies. Our researchers pointed out that money has been spent to help Palestinians who were double-counted, never born or not present in the West Bank and Gaza,” Bennet Zimmerman, head of the new study, titled “Arab Population in the West Bank and Gaza,” told WND.

- Read the rest of this sorry story at WND ...


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 03/08/2006 at 07:35 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - February 01, 2006

Hamas Under Pressure

Egypt is leaning on Hamas to recognise Israel and play nice. Meanwhile, Israel is withholding this month’s customs payment of $45 million to Paleswine. And in Chicago, Israeli intelligence agents are testifying against a man accused of laundering money to send to Hamas.

The noose is tightening ....


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 02/01/2006 at 09:48 AM   
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calendar   Monday - January 30, 2006

Mixed Signals From Paleswine

Hamas has appealed to the European Union not to halt funding to the Palestinian Authority following the militant group’s election victory. At the same time masked gunmen on Monday briefly took over a European Union office in Gaza to protest a Danish newspaper’s publication of cartoons deemed insulting to Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. Nothing like biting the hand that feeds you, is there?


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 01/30/2006 at 07:15 AM   
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calendar   Sunday - January 29, 2006

An Idea Whose Time Has Come

As B’rer Rabbit would say: Oh please, Mr. Hamas leader ... don’t take all those evil bastards you’ve been sending as suicide bombers and put them in uniforms and gather them all in one place! We just dont’ know what we’ll do if we are faced with the opportunity to ... WIPE OUT ALL YOUR GOAT-F**KING MORONS IN ONE GO!

imageimageHamas Floats Palestinian ‘Army’
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says the group will not disarm
Saturday, 28 January 2006, 22:52 GMT
(BBC)

The political leader of the Hamas militant group has said it could create a new Palestinian army following its surprise election victory. Khaled Meshaal, who lives in exile in Syria, said the force would include its militant wing and would “defend our people against aggression”. His comments came after foreign powers called for Hamas to renounce violence.

Unrest continues in Gaza and the West Bank, with supporters of the defeated Fatah party staging violent protests. Some involved clashes with Hamas activists, others were directed at the leadership of Fatah. Mr Meshaal said in the Syrian capital, Damascus, that Hamas had no plans to disarm. “As long as we are under occupation then resistance is our right.”

He said Hamas was ready to “unify the weapons of Palestinian factions, with Palestinian consensus, and form an army like any independent state… an army that protects our people against aggression”. But Mr Meshaal also said Hamas would abide by current agreements with Israel “as long as it is in the interest of our people”. Israel said on Saturday that no Hamas leaders would be immune from targeted killings if the group maintained aggression and continued to refuse to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist.

Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz said: “Whoever stands at the head of a terror organisation and continues to carry out terror attacks against Israel is not immune.” Senior Fatah figures also warned Hamas not to interfere in the Palestinian security forces - most of whom are linked to Fatah. Gaza police chief Ala Hosni told Associated Press: “The security institution is a red line. We will not allow anyone to tamper with it.”

Fatah supporters, security officers and members of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade protested all over Gaza and the West Bank on Saturday following Hamas’ victory. Security forces in Gaza demanded Hamas figures responsible for killing policemen should be brought to trial. Several people were wounded in an exchange of fire between Hamas supporters and members of Fatah in Khan Younis in Gaza.

In Ramallah on the West Bank, Fatah supporters also staged more protest against their own leadership, which they blame for the election defeat. Some of the activists marched to the compound of Palestinian Authority leader and Fatah chief Mahmoud Abbas, later praying at the grave of former leader Yasser Arafat.


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Posted by The Skipper   United States  on 01/29/2006 at 12:11 PM   
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calendar   Saturday - January 28, 2006

Yankee Doodie Dandy

Sung to the tune of “Yankee Doodle Dandy” ....

Jimmy Carter went to Gaza
Riding his hypocricy,
Stuck a blindfold on his head,
And called it a democracy.

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Carter Says Palestinian Elections Fair
Thu Jan 26, 8:53 AM ET
JERUSALEM (AP)

Former President Carter said Thursday the Palestinian elections were “completely honest, completely fair, completely safe and without violence.” Carter, who led an international observer team from the National Democratic Institute, also said he hoped that the Hamas Islamic group would act responsibly now that it appears to have been elected to power in Palestinian elections.

“My hope is that as Hamas assumes a major role in the next government, whatever that might be, it will take a position on international standards of responsibility,” he told a news conference in Jerusalem. Carter helped broker a lasting peace between Egypt and Israel at Camp David in 1978.

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Meanwhile, in Paleswine ...

Hamas Says It Will Not Change
January 28, 2006, 9:47 PM EST
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP)

Following their resounding election victory, the Islamic militants of Hamas met the question of whether they will change their stripes with a loud “no”: no recognition of Israel, no negotiations, no renunciation of terror. But the world holds out hope that international pressure can make them more moderate. At stake is the future of Mideast peacemaking, billions of dollars in aid and the Palestinians’ relationship with Israel, the United States and Europe.

Hamas’ victory—winning 74 of 132 parliament seats in Wednesday’s election—has created a dizzying power shift in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, overturning certitudes and highlighting the failure by Palestinian leaders, Israel and the international community to ease growing desperation in the Palestinian territories. Weekend violence between Hamas and Palestinian policemen mostly allied with long-dominant Fatah, and angry demonstrations by disgruntled gunmen fearing the loss of jobs and income after the Hamas win, have raised the specter of widespread civil strife.

After a brutal five-year campaign by Israel to destroy Hamas and assassinate its top leaders, the organization emerged stronger than ever and is poised to take over the Palestinian Authority. The U.S. has pushed for democracy in the Middle East, hoping to promote moderation and head off more 9/11-style attacks, but, as in recent votes in Iraq, Egypt and Lebanon, a clean and fair election has empowered Islamists in the West Bank and Gaza.

Israel and the international community repeatedly have demanded that the Palestinian government disarm militias, but now that the main militia appears to have become the government, no one knows what will happen to its weapons. The win by Hamas—which is responsible for dozens of suicide bombings on Israelis and has long called for the destruction of the Jewish state—caught everyone, including the organization itself, off guard.

Both Hamas and the international community face agonizing dilemmas. Hamas leaders say they won’t renounce their violent ideology, but the consequences of failing to do so are likely to be catastrophic: loss of life-sustaining aid, international isolation and a profound setback to their statehood aspirations. The United States and many European countries say they’ll have nothing to do with a Hamas government, but a sharp cutoff in aid and an overly zealous stance could steer the Palestinians further away from moderation at an extremely delicate moment.

An interview with an up-and-coming young Hamas leader in a dusty Gaza Strip field revealed how the organization’s slant could shift. Mushir al-Masri said renouncing the “armed struggle” and negotiating with Israel are “not on Hamas’ agenda” because a decade of talking won the Palestinians nothing.

Sigh. Some things just never change. Hamas is now and always has been nothing more that a gang of criminal thugs bent on killing Jews and destroying Israel. They have no positive goals and will create a wasteland if allowed to have their way. Jimmy Carter, on the other hand, is now and always has been nothing more than a goober-growing ... goober. Our nation’s 39th President will always be an eternal embaressment to every American.


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