Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Gaza Q and A

[S]ays an official with the Department of Defense. “We sat there in the Pentagon and said, ‘Who the fuck recommended this?’
Answer: Why, George W. Bush did it.

Question: So, what happened next?

Long story short: the US government decides to bolster Fatah by sending them a bunch of arms. Word of these shipments leaks to a Jordanian newspaper. All hell breaks loose, Hamas and Fatah start a civil war. Hamas wins the war and proceeds to use the American-supplied arms it confiscated from Hamas Fatah against Israel.
Question: How could such a thing happen?

“You know,” says [Khalid Jaberi, a commander with Fatah’s al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades], “since the takeover, we’ve been trying to enter the brains of Bush and Rice, to figure out their mentality. We can only conclude that having Hamas in control serves their overall strategy, because their policy was so crazy otherwise.

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