Wednesday, February 22, 2006

It's official..Iran to fund Hamas

Along with the Saudis and the Arab League, I might / Home UK - Iran and Hamas find common cause

Hamas Leader Khaled Mashaal met with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader today and solidified arrangements for financing arms, and training for Hamas personnel by Iran.

This was a followup to the meeting held in Damascus right before the Palestinian elections with Iran's president Ahmadinejad with Mashaal and other Palestinian terrorist kingpins, which I reported on here:J O S H U A P U N D I T: Terror conclave in Syria

Hamas played it cool, playing the Mullahs off against Sunni support from the Saudis and the Arab League. In the end though, Meshaal and Hamas welcomed assistance from Iran in building a Hamas military force which can be used to train troops for use against Israel or in support of terrorism in the Iraqi guerrilla war or elsewhere. Egypt,maybe, to assist a Muslim Brotherhood takeover?

Ahmadinejad's call to wipe Israel off the map rsonates just fine with Hamas...and Iran is obviously willing to fight to the last Palestinian, like Egypt and Syria before them.

Mashaal and his delegation were given head-of-state treatment during this visit to Tehran, and Hamas officials make no secret that Tehran provides some financial assistance to the organization already.

No comments: