Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Iran & The Palestinians...

I think that I've been pretending if I don't blog about this whole situation that it will kindly just go away...

...So to be quite honest I am really a bit in the dark about the entire scope of what has been transpiring. I figured I'd give the whole liberal head-in-the-sand thing a go.

What I do know is that terrorists are amping up the efforts to recruit "White Muslims" (like the infamous Johnny Walker Lindh). Which, we all knew was coming...

"Terrorists have been working to recruit non-Arab sympathizers — so-called "white Muslims" with Western features who theoretically could more easily blend into European cities and execute attacks — according to classified intelligence documents obtained by The Associated Press.

A 252-page confidential report jointly compiled by Croatian and U.S. intelligence on potentially dangerous Islamic groups in Bosnia suggests the recruitment drive may have begun as long as four years ago, when Arab militants ran up against tough post-9/11 security obstacles.

"They judge that it is high time that their job on this territory should be taken over by new local forces ... people who are born here and live here have an advantage which would make their job easier. By their appearance, they are less obvious," the report reads.

Arabs, it adds, "have become too obvious, which has made their job difficult." (source)

I also know that on Monday yet another Palestinian went on to find that the 72 virgins promise was a big, fat lie. And Israel is pissed --rightly so. Hamas, of course, is defending the slaughter of nine and injury of over 50...claiming "self defense".

"Israeli officials made it clear that they hold Hamas responsible for the bombing, even though a rival militant group, Islamic Jihad, has claimed responsibility. They warned that further attacks might lead to retaliation against members of the Palestinian government.

"Being a member of Hamas will not grant immunity to any terrorist," said Raanan Gissin, Olmert's spokesman. "Those who are involved in terrorist activity can rest assured that we can reach them," said Gissin, clearly alluding to the targeted assassinations that Israel conducts on militants. "Those who don't stop terrorist activity, or give sanctuary to terrorists, are as guilty as those who send the terrorists." (source)

I also know that there is a diaolouge taking place on whether the US (and the UK) should take military action against Iran's nuclear strikes... Iran says it's ready and has already recruited an army of suicide bombers that are at the ready to hit British, American and Israeli targets.

So does this all work itself into one emerging story? Is this the precursor to WWIII? Will an attack by the Israeli PM against Hamas lead to a response by Iran and in turn the US and the UK....? Can I put my head back in the sand's kinda nice down there?

(Photo Credit - The Sun UK)

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