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Gazans thank Iran with billboards
No amount of GCC-sponsored sectarian agitation will blind the Palestinian people to their true allies or make them re-order their priorities. Awesome <3
Excerpts from the Jerusalem Post piece:
“Gazans offered very public thanks to Iran on Tuesday for helping them in this month’s fight against Israel, when Iranian-made missiles were fired out of the Palestinian enclave towards Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
“Thank you Iran”, said large billboards on three major road junctions in the Gaza Strip - the first time there has been such public acknowledgement of Iran’s role in the arming of Islamic terrorists in the tiny territory.
The message was written in Arabic, English, Hebrew and Farsi. The posters also depicted the Iranian Fajr 5 rockets that were used for the first time to target Israel’s two largest population centers.
The billboards were not signed, but a senior official with the Islamic Jihad, Khader Habib, said it was only natural to show gratitude for Iran’s role in the conflict.
“Iranian rockets struck at Tel Aviv. They reached out to Jerusalem. Therefore it was our duty to thank those who helped our people,” he told Reuters.”
Why the FBI Failed to Investigate Ft. Hood Killer BEFORE He Killed
The FBI was too concerned about political correctness and did not launch an investigation into a man who was later charged with killing 13 people in a 2009 attack at the Fort Hood military installation in Texas, despite significant warning signs that he was an Islamic extremist bent on killing civilians, according to a lawmaker briefed on a new report about the terrorist attack.
Much was already known about the series of oversights and missteps the government made leading to the terror attack at the Fort Hood Army post. Soon after the attack, it was revealed that members of two FBI anti-terrorism task forces saw emails between the Army psychiatrist and al-Awlaki
[a known Islamic terrorist] beginning in December 2008. Those task forces reviewed the communications and decided they were in keeping with Hasan’s research at the time, and as a result, no formal investigation of Hasan was opened. Hasan was writing a research paper about the effects of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Read it all.
There were multiple signs and warnings that Nidal Hasan was an Islamic jihadi operative who had infiltrated the US military with the intent to commit jihad against the infidel. And this was no big fucking deal to the military or to the FBI, all of whom ignored the warnings until 13 innocent people were dead by Hasan’s hand. And even afterwards, the military continued SENDING HASAN PAYCHECKS EVERY 2 WEEKS. (Thankfully, he never has seen one dime of this money because the banks refused to cash the checks.) Even now, no one wants to deal with the massive scandal that is the cover-up of the true intentions and motives of Nidal Hasan.
memo re: Islamist groups and public's motive for politics
So - there are articulations that ‘Islamists now gaining votes - are talking pragmatic, but that maybe a temporary guise for the sake of economy, international relations and domestic public support - in mid-long term, these Islamists might go back to their original ideological/religious agendas.’
But meanwhile, I see less or least about ‘what actually people/public in the region wants (or why they participate in current, newly emerged kind of politics:what are their motives?)
Then just posted Gallup poll on Egypt indicated Egypt’s popular demands are - plain and simple - very basic. Employment, economy, security, stability, development and education.
whether people supported the party, Al-Nour party, sort of the conservative, or the Muslim Brotherhood, or liberals, their priorities for the next government were
B. Economic Development
C. Stability and Security
Then, another facet of this subject is: how leaders of these Islamist groups are thinking: Today there was a report re: Gaza’s Islamic Jihad’s top
“Muhammad al-Hindi, another Jihad official based in Gaza, said at the time that closer cooperation would help give the uprisings across the Arab world a more “Islamic dimension.”
[” Jihad leader: Unity with Hamas is not political tactic” http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=455286]
1) [if] people or public prioritizing employment and economic development first
2) then how Islamist group tops would proceed - [regionally/region as a whole, or more locally]
These 2 points - facets - how they would go -
Have to be monitored.
Why Islamic Jihad is the new Hizbullah
And this is why I think Islamic Jihad are the new Hizbullah: in a press conference today their armed wing, the Quds Brigade, announced that it had fired 620 rockets into the Zionist entity (which represents around 40% of all rockets fired from Gaza) including Grad missiles and Fajr 5 rockets as well as Fajr 3 rockets. Its fighters also took credit for firing Kornet rockets [at the military jeep], anti-warships missiles and advanced rockets launchers. IJ also announced its successful electronic warfare in penetrating 5000 mobile phones belonging to Zionist officers and soldiers who took part in the invasion.
That’s one impressive performance by such a small resistance group.
Full story here
More Explosions in Central Gaza
The militant group Islamic Jihad says one of its armed men has been killed and another wounded in an explosion in the central Gaza Strip. Islamic Jihad spokesman Abu Ahmad says the car in which the men were traveling was hit by an Israeli airstrike. The Israeli military said it was checking the report. The Islamic Jihad men who congregrated outside the hospital in Deir el-Balah late Wednesday said the militant had been involved in launching rockets.
Israel regularly targets Gaza militants responsible for firing rockets. Militants have dramatically increased their arsenal and now threaten major urban centers in Israel’s south. Islamic Jihad is a small faction in Gaza, ruled by the more powerful militants of Hamas.