Skip to comments.Hamas Defends Investment in Tunnels
Posted on 07/27/2014 12:09:12 PM PDT by John Semmens
Recent criticism from Israel that the $1.25 billion Hamas has spent constructing tunnels from Gaza into Israel has cheated Palestinians out of investments in schools or hospitals was rejected by Hamas's political leader, Khaled Meshal.
"The notion that schools or medical care should be a higher priority is a Jewish conceit," Meshal asserted. "It presumes that Western values should supersede Islamic values. We do not contest that schools or health are important matters, but they pale in contrast to the overwhelmingly more important goal of exterminating the Jewish presence in Palestine."
"The tunnels," Meshal argued "are a major weapon in our fight to oust the Zionist occupiers. They give us the opportunity to covertly penetrate underneath Israel's defenses and place our fighters in the midst of vulnerable Jewish populations where they can take a deadly toll."
An integral component of the tunnel building effort included generous aid from the United States. "The hundreds of millions of dollars the United States has given us freed up funds for the tunnel construction," Meshal bragged. "So while the United States is nominally pro-Israel on the surface we feel confident that President Obama's vow to stand with the Muslims is our insurance of a favorable outcome."
A possible clue to Meshal's confidence was revealed by the UN Human Rights Council's 29-1 vote to investigate Israeli war crimes. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called the vote "a democratically arrived at truth and the only plausible option for assigning responsibility for the carnage currently wracking the region. Even if the question of Hamas war crimes were to be raised, given the composition of the Council it would be easily voted down. If by some quirk it wasn't voted down it would simply be ignored by Hamas. Rather than descend into total irrelevance the Council did this. For that I applaud them."
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Islam is all about the jihad/struggle so the money that is applied to it in this manner is more than worth it for the death worshipers.
Islam, Isn't a Religion..It mocks (Life) religion.
It's a personality/death cult.
Like the Thugee scourge of 1850's India.
Why is this story identified as satire when it represents exactly as the jihadist think?
Perhaps that should be ham-ass? I think yes.
This was great satire but I’m of the inclination it’s probably true:
“An integral component of the tunnel building effort included generous aid from the United States. “The hundreds of millions of dollars the United States has given us freed up funds for the tunnel construction,” Meshal bragged. “So while the United States is nominally pro-Israel on the surface we feel confident that President Obama’s vow to stand with the Muslims is our insurance of a favorable outcome.”
Well... the same could be said of just about every one of John's satire threads.
It may not be what they would say publicly, but their actions show that they think it.
Excellent John. Well done well said. A fine line between truth and absurdity. Obviously that line has been crossed when one can no longer tell the difference!
I'm glad I saw the semi-satire warning, but my intended comment still stands :
Does their "investment" in terrorist tunnels exceed the investment in suicide vests?
Hamas doesn’t care about schools or hospitals, or pretty much anything other than the destruction of their imaginary enemy, the people Israel.
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