Israel Resource Review 2nd November, 2006


Commnetary: Reason to Be Concerned: What the Terrorists Themselves are Saying
Arlene Kushner

You have been reading it in my postings, but don't take my word for it. Now read it from the the mouths of the terrorists themselves.

Aaron Klein of WorldNetDaily has the contacts that have enabled him several times to interview terrorists. He has done so again with regard to the US election and Iraq. His piece went up yesterday.

This needs to be shared absolutely as widely (and as quickly) as possible. The American people need to face the hard truths and ask themselves if they want to elect representatives who will strengthen terrorists and weaken America. This is how it is, folks.

This is an existential issue, and should not be taken lightly.

Talk to people, send out on lists, put on blogs, write letters to the editor.

(If you have already received this message, I apologize for the duplication.)

_________ " . . . The terrorists told WorldNetDaily an electoral win for the Democrats would prove to them Americans are 'tired.'

"They rejected statements from some prominent Democrats in the U.S. that a withdrawal from Iraq would end the insurgency, explaining an evacuation would prove resistance works and would compel jihadists to continue fighting until America is destroyed.

"They said a withdrawal would also embolden their own terror groups to enhance "resistance" against Israel.

"'Of course Americans should vote Democrat,' Jihad Jaara, a senior member of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group and the infamous leader of the 2002 siege of Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, told WND.

"'This is why American Muslims will support the Democrats, because there is an atmosphere in America that encourages those who want to withdraw from Iraq. It is time that the American people support those who want to take them out of this Iraqi mud,' said Jaara, speaking to WND from exile in Ireland, where he was sent as part of an internationally brokered deal that ended the church siege . . .

"Muhammad Saadi, a senior leader of Islamic Jihad in the northern West Bank town of Jenin, said the Democrats' talk of withdrawal from Iraq makes him feel 'proud.'

"'As Arabs and Muslims we feel proud of this talk,' he told WND. 'Very proud from the great successes of the Iraqi resistance. This success that brought the big superpower of the world to discuss a possible withdrawal.' . . .

"Abu Ayman, an Islamic Jihad leader in Jenin, said he is 'emboldened' by those in America who compare the war in Iraq to Vietnam.

"'[The mujahedeen fighters] brought the Americans to speak for the first time seriously and sincerely that Iraq is becoming a new Vietnam and that they should fix a schedule for their withdrawal from Iraq,' boasted Abu Ayman . . .

"Many Democratic politicians and some from the Republican Party have stated a withdrawal from Iraq would end the insurgency there.

"In a recent interview with CBS's '60 Minutes,' House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, stated, 'The jihadists (are) in Iraq. But that doesn't mean we stay there. They'll stay there as long as we're there.'

"Pelosi would become House speaker if the Democrats win the majority of seats in next week's elections.

"WND read Pelosi's remarks to the terror leaders, who unanimously rejected her contention an American withdrawal would end the insurgency.

"Islamic Jihad's Saadi, laughing, stated, 'There is no chance that the resistance will stop.'

"He said an American withdrawal from Iraq would 'prove the resistance is the most important tool and that this tool works. The victory of the Iraqi revolution will mark an important step in the history of the region and in the attitude regarding the United States.' "Jihad Jaara said an American withdrawal would 'mark the beginning of the collapse of this tyrant empire (America).'

"'Therefore, a victory in Iraq would be a greater defeat for America than in Vietnam.'

"Jaara said vacating Iraq would also 'reinforce Palestinian resistance organizations, especially from the moral point of view. But we also learn from these (insurgency) movements militarily. We look and learn from them.'

"Hamas' Abu Abdullah argued a withdrawal from Iraq would 'convince those among the Palestinians who still have doubts in the efficiency of the resistance.'

"'The victory of the resistance in Iraq would prove once more that when the will and the faith are applied victory is not only a slogan. We saw that in Lebanon (during Israel's confrontation against Hezbollah there in July and August); we saw it in Gaza (after Israel withdrew from the territory last summer) and we will see it everywhere there is occupation,' Abdullah said."

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Middle East News Libe

[The only conclusion to reach from this report is that Egypt is in an active state of war with Israel. No one in the government of Israel will say this. MK Yuval Steinitz has the courage to speak up- db]

Israel has determined that Iranian-financed weapons to the Palestinian Authority flow through a port in Egypt.

Israeli officials said many of the weapons ordered by the Hamas-led PA and aligned insurgency groups stem from Sudan's Darfour region. They said the weapons were transported by land and then shipped through the Mediterranean to ports in Egypt.

"The weapons to the Palestinians are brought in through Egyptian ports and El Arish and are imported by land from Sudan," Yuval Steinitz, the deputy chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, said. "Those latter imports have to traverse Egypt on their way to Gaza. There is no way that the Egyptian government is not colluding with the weapons shippers."

In a series of interviews in the Israeli media, Steinitz, the former chairman of the Knesset committee, asserted that Egypt has supported the massive smuggling of weapons to the Gaza Strip. Steinitz said Egypt regards Hamas and other Palestinian insurgency groups as a key asset in the Arab confrontation against Israel.

"A few checkpoints in the El Arish port and on the road that leads from inside Egypt into Sinai would solve the [arms smuggling] problem," Steinitz said. "It could do this. It could put the smuggler leaders in jail -- as Jordan did."

Officials have echoed the assertions of Steinitz, who attends weekly briefings by the Israeli intelligence community. They said Egypt has bolstered its military presence in the Sinai Peninsula and established military bases and supply warehouses.

"There are others who argue there is a deliberate Egyptian policy to allow conditions that cause Israel difficulties and perpetuate the Israeli-Palestinian conflict," said Zeev Schiff, a leading Israeli military analyst who reflects thinking in the IDF General Staff.

On November 1, Egypt was said to have rejected a U.S. proposal to deploy international forces along the Sinai-Gaza border. The dismissal was relayed during a meeting of Egyptian and U.S. intelligence officials, the latter led by National Intelligence Director John Negroponte.

Last week, Egypt announced the deployment of 5,000 troops to the Egypt-Gaza border. Despite the denials of Israeli leaders, officials acknowledged an Egyptian buildup along the 14-kilometer border, saying this was not coordinated with Israel.

"If Israel does nothing to prevent their deployment today, there is no reason to doubt that in a year or two there will be tens of thousands of Egyptian troops along the border with Israel," Steinitz said. =

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