Thursday, February 05, 2009

Olmert Sends Cash To Hamas

Believe it or not....

I'll say one thing about this idiot, he's consistent:

Just hours after a top Hamas official was caught by Egyptian authorities trying to smuggle millions of dollars and euros into the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert gave permission for the Palestinian Authority to transfer NIS 170 million from the West Bank to Gaza to pay government officials there.

The Prime Minister's Office said it agreed to transfer the funds in accordance with a request by PA Prime Minister Salaam Fayad. {...}

The report further stated that Olmert defended the transfer, saying that the funds were tax money which Israel had collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, and it was theirs to distribute.

Olmert agreed to Fayad's request following pressure from the United States, Israel Radio further stated.

Meanwhile, the Hamas delegation which was charged with trying to secure a ceasefire with Israel was stopped when it tried to leave Egypt with $9 million and 2 million euros in their suitcases, an Egyptian security official said.

The Egyptians confiscated the cash, which is suspected to have come from Iran

Now an actual leader would have told Fayad and his American backers that he was holding this money against claims by Israelis in the south of the country who've lost homes or had loved ones killed or injured by Hamas attacks....but then, Israel has Bozo the clown as a prime minister, and Fayed and the Obama Administration knew whom they were dealing with. They were able to get him to sell out Israel for hopefully the last time.

There's a rumor going around that some elements in Israel proposed a straight across swap to Hamas of Olmert for Israeli hostage Gilad Shalit, but the greenhats replied "Shalit's one thing, but how much are you gonna pay us to take Olmert?"

I may have made that last part up....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"American pressure" is likely just an excuse to provide an Israeli politician with political cover. America is in no position to pressure Israel right now. America's national debt is massive, its economy is struggling severely, and its military is badly degraded from its continued deployments.

Saying no to America would be quite easy right now. God willing it would not come to military action but if it did Israel's better trained, better led, and technologically superior forces would make quick work of the American military.

Pressure from the "Palestinians" may have been at work here. These people pose a grave threat to both Israel and America and they pose a far greater threat to Israel than Aemrica does.

The optimal solution would be for Israel and America to work together to defeat a common enemy. The Israeli government and the Israeli military should take the lead in this effort.