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Former U.S. officer training Hamas military
World Tribune ^ | 6/24/08

Posted on 06/25/2008 9:47:49 AM PDT by StarCMC

GAZA CITY — U.S. volunteers with military backgrounds have been recruited to help train the new Hamas army in the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian sources said one of the Americans was former U.S. Army captain Fares Al Ashi.

"This information is important for the youth," Al Ashi said during a briefing to visiting journalists in Gaza City.

The sources said Al Ashi, a specialist in explosives and weapons, had been trained in South Carolina during his years with the U.S. military.

"We give them general information about the explosives, those manufactured locally and the Israeli ones, because those people always reach the dangerous places before we, the bomb squad, do."

Al Ashi and the other Americans were said to have been identified as Muslims who joined the U.S. military in the 1990s. The sources said the Americans relayed U.S. military methods and training to Hamas for its war against Israel.

The Hamas army has been equipped and trained by Iran. But Palestinian sources said some Muslims in the United States have provided funding and expertise to the new Hamas regime and military.

In May 2008, Hamas police launched a police training program assisted by the U.S. trainers. The four-month training course has been directed by Maj. Khalil Hejo and seven other officers.

"In the past, a brigadier general used to run this administration in addition to 250 officer trainers, but now, seven trainers and I oversee the whole program," Hejo said.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: hamas; islam; israel; mohammedanism; palestinians; terrorism; terrorists; treason; wot

1 posted on 06/25/2008 9:47:50 AM PDT by StarCMC
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To: StarCMC
Muslims in the United States have provided funding and expertise to the new Hamas regime

former U.S. Army captain Fares Al Ashi

Not Americans, but Terrorist Muslim infiltrators. Hang them.

2 posted on 06/25/2008 9:51:32 AM PDT by SolidWood (Refusal to vote for McCain is active support of Obama. Period.)
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To: StarCMC

We are finished. Former US Military personnel training Hamas. God forgive us, we are finished..


3 posted on 06/25/2008 9:51:32 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Obama and Osama, whats the difference?)
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To: StarCMC
disgusting.....

where's Enya when you need her.........

4 posted on 06/25/2008 9:52:26 AM PDT by cherry
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To: StarCMC
U.S. Army captain Fares Al Ashi

Traitor to his country, hero to his ‘religion’
This officer needs to face the full arm of the law = swinging from the gallows.

5 posted on 06/25/2008 9:56:17 AM PDT by antiunion person (President McCain, what a disgusting phrase.)
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To: trooprally; Jimmy Valentine's brother; kburi

ping


6 posted on 06/25/2008 9:56:22 AM PDT by BufordP (Had Mexicans flown planes into the World Trade Center, Jorge Bush would have surrendered.)
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To: BufordP

Maybe the Opossum will choose Fares Al Ashi as his running mate?


7 posted on 06/25/2008 9:58:26 AM PDT by xDGx
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To: cardinal4

We’re not a nation with any interest in our own survival. It’s that bloody simple.


8 posted on 06/25/2008 10:01:44 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: StarCMC
We have infiltrators in the military. We need to make sure no illegal aliens, foreigners, or those with criminal records are admitted into the military. It will not complete eliminate the problem but it would greatly reduce it.
9 posted on 06/25/2008 10:02:10 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: StarCMC

Past time to have some rigid standards again in the U.S. Military, no gays, no Muslims, no felons!


10 posted on 06/25/2008 10:04:40 AM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: StarCMC

Treasonous!


11 posted on 06/25/2008 10:04:58 AM PDT by Chili Girl
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To: StarCMC

Past time to have some rigid standards again in the U.S. Military, no gays, no Muslims, no illegals, no felons!


12 posted on 06/25/2008 10:05:17 AM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Dante3
No foreigners? There are about 35,000 green card holders currently in our military. I have no problem with them serving their adopted country and becoming citizens. And what about other foreign born naturalized Americans?

There are almost 40 million foreign born residents of this country, including illegals. Let's get rid of the illegals, but not throw the baby out with the bath water.

13 posted on 06/25/2008 10:07:19 AM PDT by kabar
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To: StarCMC

Military officers, or former officers, who aid the enemies of their country should be stripped of their citizenship. If this traitor likes Gaza so much, let him stay there permanently.


14 posted on 06/25/2008 10:14:29 AM PDT by mojito
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To: kabar

Absolutely correct. I am all for legal immigrants earning citizenship by serving in the military.


15 posted on 06/25/2008 10:14:41 AM PDT by SolidWood (Refusal to vote for McCain is active support of Obama. Period.)
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To: kabar

I have no objection to foreign born naturalized citizens. But not foreigners. I would not be comfortable with Somalis and others from enemy countries signing up. Perhaps it is because I know of cases where the motivation for foreigners was not love for this country but personal gain and worse, etc.


16 posted on 06/25/2008 10:20:02 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: cherry
I'd never heard of Enya until this came out. (long load but well worth the wait.)
17 posted on 06/25/2008 10:22:15 AM PDT by ASA Vet
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To: StarCMC

They’re traitors. Hang them or shoot them.


18 posted on 06/25/2008 10:24:42 AM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: ASA Vet

bump for later...


19 posted on 06/25/2008 10:25:32 AM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Dante3
"We need to make sure no illegal aliens, foreigners, or those with criminal records are admitted into the military."

While foreigners may enlist in the military, one must be a US Citizen to receive a commission.

20 posted on 06/25/2008 10:32:44 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Dante3

Foreigners, as you define them, can’t enter thye US military. If they are green card holders, i.e., legal permanent residents, they can. Currely, 35,000 serve in the military and can apply for expedited citizenship. I gather you would like to prohibit green card holders from serving.


21 posted on 06/25/2008 10:47:43 AM PDT by kabar
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22 posted on 06/25/2008 10:49:32 AM PDT by SJackson (If we win Iowa, then we can move to the world as it should be, Michelle O)
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To: Dante3
We have infiltrators in the military. We need to make sure no illegal aliens, foreigners, or those with criminal records are admitted into the military. It will not complete eliminate the problem but it would greatly reduce it.

I agree, though I certainly support allowing legal immigrants to serve, and to expedite their citizenship. This individual was an officer, thus an American citizen prior to enlistment. The problem is the vetting, not citizenship status.

23 posted on 06/25/2008 11:01:46 AM PDT by SJackson (If we win Iowa, then we can move to the world as it should be, Michelle O)
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To: StarCMC

Another good reason to keep the borders open, open, open. [/s]


24 posted on 06/25/2008 11:16:36 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: cardinal4

“We are finished. Former US Military personnel training Hamas. God forgive us, we are finished..”

And when we aren’t doing that we’re training the Zetas in Mexico so they can come here and help run the Mexican drug cartels taking over the entire country. Then the congress sends Mexico 1.5 Billion for them to ‘fight crime’ while Hezbollah hides out there and other Latin American countries.

Someone wants this country finished. I’m afraid the perps are in our government.


25 posted on 06/25/2008 11:21:07 AM PDT by AuntB (Vote Obama! ..........Because ya can't blame 'the man' when you are the 'man'.... Wanda Sikes)
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To: Dante3

“We need to make sure no illegal aliens, foreigners, or those with criminal records are admitted into the military”

Too late. The military already reduced their standards to include criminals and foreigners. Have you seen the TV ads for recruiting in spanish?


26 posted on 06/25/2008 11:23:19 AM PDT by AuntB (Vote Obama! ..........Because ya can't blame 'the man' when you are the 'man'.... Wanda Sikes)
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To: Dante3
We need to make sure no illegal aliens, foreigners, or those with criminal records are admitted into the military.

True, but this MUST be combined with border/immigration patrol, so the illegals can't freeload off of the efforts of our native sons. Its bad enough that I have to pay taxes to support medical and social freeloaders and to pay off undocumented loans; I draw the line at paying with my sons. Its one thing--a duty-- to defend your own, but quite another to be forced to defend the ungrateful and undeserving.

27 posted on 06/25/2008 11:37:40 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: Pearls Before Swine; AuntB
I have not seen the Spanish language ads for recruits. Just what we don't need - soldier who cannot speak English.

Not long ago, History Channel had a series about criminal gangs expanding in our military. Many were Hispanics. The danger of having criminals and foreigners infiltrate the military is obvious.

BTW, the Army stationed in Texas is now training Egyptian SOLDIERS to locate and destroy underground tunnels to help protect Egypt's borders. Yet nothing is done about ours. Rep. Ted Poe want to know why.

28 posted on 06/25/2008 4:35:29 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

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29 posted on 06/25/2008 6:48:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

“We’re not a nation with any interest in our own survival. It’s that bloody simple.”

The same can be said about Israel, as long as it allows Olmert to remain in power.


30 posted on 06/26/2008 3:49:48 AM PDT by Berosus (Supports the troops, bring them home -- from the Balkans.)
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