Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Homicide bombing pays dividends..Hamas walks away with $200 million in aid pledges

Hamas Kingpin Khalid Meshaal and Russian Foreign Minister Serge Lavrov, Moscow

Terrorism is gooood business,lemme tell you.

Well, it looks like Hamas may be on the verge of solving it's so-called `financial problems' thanks to Iran and US `allies in the War On Terror' Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Russia.

PA Foreign Minister Mahmoud Zahar took a meeting with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal and then announced that the Saudis had agreed to give $92 million in aid to the Hamas government. This little piece of news came after Russia said it would transfer $10 million, Iran $50 million, and Qatar an additional $50 million for a total of over $200 million.

Can we recall the Bush Doctrine for a minute? "You're either with the terrorists or with us."

Does it work differently if those terorists just target Jews? For now?

Qatar is a particular slapdown for the Bush Admnistration, since the President had just asked our supposed `ally' for an explanation of the first pledge of $50 million to Hamas! How do you say, `mind your own business when it comes to how we deal with the Jews, Bush' in Arabic? Would loved to have been a fly on the wall for that one.

It's no coincidence that all of these offers of aid came directly after yesterday's homicide bombing.

Hamas has made a decision to meet Iran's terms for aid..and the other offers followed, the Russians to show solidarity with their ally Iran and increase their influence with the Islamist bloc and the Saudis and Qataris to balance them out for influence. Hamas can play both the Sunni autocracies and the Islamist bloc against each other for awhile.

As I reported earlier, this links up with the struggle between Abbas and Hamas for control of the Palestine Investment Fund. Hamas now has leverage to wait Abbas out or eliminate him from the picture altogether.

This also is bad news for Bush's idea of a united front against terrorism, the Road Map and the `Quartet' and the bloc of Sunni autocrats he was attempting to cobble together with the UAE, the Saudis, Jordan, Qatar, Bahrein and Oman. The president may finally realize that Islam and Jew hatred (as a prelude to hatred of all infidels, including Americans) trumps almost everything else in the region.

With all this, while cutting off any direct US aid to the Palestinian government, the Bush administration intends to contribute about $600 million in the next few years to Palestinian humanitarian projects...freeing upmoney the Palestinian government should be providing to its people for use in the War Against the Jews.


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