Skip to comments.Israel Gave Major Aid to Hamas
Posted on 06/30/2002 12:46:35 PM PDT by Austin Willard Wright
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Ehehehe. this thing is floating around on the Usenet, it seems, in some Arab-America smooch groups. Posted by some "sami@somewhere-or-other".
The story also seems to be flogged for what it's worth on "whatreallyhappened.com", Rivero's malevolent little crackpot hideout&madrassa.
2. The U.S. supported the Taliban during the Soviet-Afghan war.
Your point is......?
As someone who enjoys reading about possible lessons history, I wasn't bothered by the fact that the story was published last year. It now seems more timely than ever. Why were you bothered?
One you have had a similar reaction to a story about World War II. After all, that was more than fifty years ago!
What the hell is that supposed to mean?
Well, that worked out well now didn't it?
PS: I am not too keen on all the unnamed sources and stuff. If you are going to drop a bombshell like this it should be easily verifiable.
I read an article somewhere that Austin Willard Wright is a wife beater and a child molester. If you think the story is bogus, I would love to hear your evidence.
If Clinton had not been elected in 1992, the WTC towers would still be standing.
America defeated the Red Army in Afghanistan. In large part, that is why over 400 million people are freed from Soviet tyranny today. Our CIA and Reagan should be hailed as heros, not critized.
I know the temptation is great to defend Israel by saying "America did it too!" but what we did is not comparable to what Israel did.
No, no, no.. I don't mean you should verify it personally.
When I said you shouldn't drop a bombshell with dubious sources I meant the UPI.
Honestly, allot of this is really nothing more than their say so at this point. I agree it's possible, but then again it might be a smear campaign also.
I would like to see more names.
Ever since 9/11, I've had the feeling I'm in Ann Lewis/Sidney Blumenthal Land when reading these Israel threads.
I'm sure you are.
Do you feel otherwise and, if so, why?
Let's just say that I'm not much impressed by the "multiple sources" in this story, nor with the fact that UPI were said to have "aquired documents" about early Hamas history (which seemed to be sort of irrelevant). Nor am I much impressed with the fact that ths story, such as it is, is to be found on no reputable news outlets but on scores of your (and Mr. Lied's) garden variety nazi, holocoust-denial and history revisionist sites, something that usually means that something is very, very rotten.
But hey, I'll go track down the life history of Sale guy. And Cordesman. Nothing like making sure :)).
You mean, "there is an actual person by that name". What that means for the story is basically nothing. A non-existent link and a post on Usenet by one "sami" a year and a half ago?
What is far more significant is that all the versions I've found of this story, on examination, is just Sale's story. And Sale is leaning on Cordesman, who is saying that he believes that this happened. I can see no corroborating and verifiable evidence of any kind. Add to that that Cordesman seems to be something of a darling of the washington-report, another rabid antisemitic outfit.
If the story was true you would see lots of coverage of this thing, by real sources, long ago. Instead it's the kook chorus. As on uhmma.com and antiwar.com and worse.
But of course we'll now see FreeRepublic spammed with a barrage of this thing, since it seems to be the newest project. How many times have you posted this article yourself??
How odd :)).
This is Conservative website. Not many Ann Lewis or Sidney Bluementhal fans here. Unless of course this is just another of your attempts to slime Jewish Republicans and or Republicans who support Israel. Is it?
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