Hamas Is Resolute On Fighting Israel Washington Post
Days after Hamas's victory in Palestinian parliamentary elections, the group's exiled political leader vowed Saturday to continue its confrontation with Israel. The Radical Islamic movement would turn its military wing into a national army for defensive reasons "like any other country".
Yes, you read that right, Hamas is assembling their own army. In the words of the immortal housekeeper in the Klaus Von Bulow case (when referring to the insulin) "for voos?"
Photo: Gaza City, Jan 27th
It's moments like these you gotta drop to your knees and thank Gd our boys control Congress;
WASHINGTON — Congress is moving quickly in the face of Hamas’s victory in the Palestinian elections to slash American funding for the Palestinian Authority and the United Nations and ensure that America moves to isolate the new regime. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Republican of Florida, will introduce House legislation this week to slash American funding to the Palestinian Authority and the United Nations; designate the Palestinian Authority as a “terrorist sanctuary,” and close down some Palestinian Authority offices in America as part of a reduction of Palestinian-American diplomatic ties.
The bill would be the first official move in Washington toward cutting funding to the Hamas-controlled Palestinian Authority, as concern about the terrorist organization’s electoral victory has prompted increasingly vocal calls on Capitol Hill to stop aid to the Palestinian Arabs.
“Abu Mazen and the PA leadership were given numerous opportunities to prove what they’re made of — to prove that they’re committed to peace and security,” Ms. Ros-Lehtinen said yesterday of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas of the Fatah Party, also known as Abu Mazen. “They showed their stripes. Even after Israel withdrew from Gaza, they refused to disarm Hamas and other terrorists, and they allowed them to gain strength.
Lest you not forget, the United States is the number one contributor to the Palestinians. And Iran is the largest sponsor of Hamas.
This is rich
In addition to slashing aid and severing some diplomatic connections, the bill would designate the Palestinian Authority a “terrorist sanctuary,” under the terms of the 2004 “9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act.” The act, pursuant to the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, adds to the State Department’s state sponsors of terrorism list a separate designation for countries that knowingly harbor terrorists. “Terrorist sanctuaries” are subjected to sanctions applied against state sponsors of terrorism, including prohibitions against foreign aid and restrictions on trade and financial transactions.
“You are either with us or against us on the war on terror,” Ms. Ros-Lehtinen said yesterday. ” [Amen-Atlas]
More thoughts on the Hamas victory from Neo-Con here