Global chessboard takes shape, comes into focus;
Hamas is busily preparing for war. A Hamas official identified as Abu Huzeifa, in an interview with the Gaza City newspaper Dunia al-Watan, revealed that since Israel left the Gaza Strip, Hamas has built training camps in all Palestinian cities.
These camps are training new cadres of Jihadists. The basic training lasts a month, followed by three more months of advanced instruction in battle skills, endurance building, marksmanship, missile launching, commando fighting, hand-to-hand combat, crawling under fences, and urban warfare.
The instructors are Hamas members trained internationally, most likely in Lebanon, Syria, and Iran.
Each training camp occupies over five acres and accommodates dozens of trainees.
‘Therefore never send to ask for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.’
Leaders of Palestinian Islamist group Hamas arrived in Saudi Arabia on Friday on a visit they hope will ensure political and financial backing from the wealthy Islamic country, a Hamas official said.
Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest oil exporter and birthplace of Islam, has
been one of the biggest financial backers of the Palestinian Authority.
Hamas leaders have been on a tour of Arab and other countries seeking
Concurrently, Iran Threatens to Use Oil in Nuke Standoff and so what? The US will certainly manage without them, but can the same be said of Iran? They refine none of their oil - none.. They ship it out crude to be refined outside the country. Iran stops shipping oil to us/EU, and we'll stop shipping refined oil to them and let me tell you that will have a devastating effect on its population. Their people have become accustomed to state subsidized oil. It will kill their already crippled economy.
Bolton is all over this like a cheap suit. Did anybody see him addressing the press corps at the UN yesterday? He's a giant -- formidable, staunch, self assured, clear, unafraid. The only thing the mullahs and Islamofascists understand - strength. Just look where Israel's benevolence and unqualified withdrawal got her - a Hamas victory and the scorn of the world entire.
UPDATE: Amazing work over at All things Beautiful, G-d vs. Allah
RIYADH : A visiting Hamas delegation said that it had been assured of Saudi Arabia's continued political and financial support despite US-led moves to isolate the militant group following its upset victory in Palestinian elections.