Saturday, October 28, 2006

Our Buds, the Saudis

Hamas' Must-See TV
Hamas may not have funds to pay the salaries of civil servants and improve social services for Palestinians. But resources to fund its propaganda efforts? That, evidently, is not a problem. This month, the terrorist organization that governs Gaza and the West Bank launched a satellite television station. The new station will be broadcast by Arabsat, majority-owned by the Saudi government. Arabsat, along with Nilesat, owned by the Egyptian government, already distribute the programming of Al Manar, the television station of Hezbollah. Hamas, Hezbollah and Al Manar have all been officially designated by the U.S. government as terrorist entities. Meanwhile, the Saudi government runs commercials in the U.S. claiming to be America's 'ally'” in the War on Terrorism. And the Egyptian government presents itself as our moderate Arab friend -– in exchange for billions of dollars in American aid.
With friends like these.....
Why is Hamas doing this now? One strong possibility is that Hamas expects to soon be at war -– with Israel, certainly, but also possibly with Fatah, the Palestinian organization it defeated at the polls early this year.
Did the war between Hamas and Israel ever stop? I thought it had been going on for years!
In addition, Israelis would like to secure the release of Cpl. Gilad Shalit, a soldier captured in June by Hamas combatants operating on Israeli soil. This week, Israel's UN ambassador, Dan Gillerman, accused Iran of paying money to Hamas to make sure Shalit's captivity continues.
Just why hasn't that young man been released? Why hasn't the UN, that bastion of freedom and justice, pushed for his release? Why has this young man been forgotten?
The Europeans appear to be doing little to stop the Saudis and Egyptians from helping Hamas and Hezbollah incite terrorism. By contrast, it will not be surprising if -- besides missile factories and weapons warehouses-- the Israeli army soon targets Hamas television studios. And should a Palestinian civil war break out, it is not hard to imagine that Fatah might do the same.
Does anyone really expect Eurabia to do anything? They can't even stop their invasion due to all their ass kissing.