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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Saturday, August 27, 2005

What is so Signicant About the Gaza Strip ?

Well, perhaps Iran plans to turn it into a terrorist fortress.

"Both Hezbollah and Iran are in touch with various groups of mujahedeen as well as with al-Qaida, promising to turn the Gaza Strip into a paradise for terrorists, a state within a state, just like Lebanon was until the 1982 Israeli invasion. From their point of view after the withdrawal of the Syrian troops from Lebanon and the slow return of that country to exercise its sovereignty, and against the backdrop of the situation in Afghanistan following the ousting of the Taliban regime, there is no convenient location left to establish a terror haven paradoxically protected by international law as a state or semi-state.

The Gaza Strip, separated by Israeli territory from the greater part of the Palestinian community in the West Bank, is exactly what the jihadi concept needs. Thus the Gaza Strip will function as a lawless territory with support budgets for civilian matters provided by the U.N. and goodwill relief organizations. It will have a harbor, an airport, easy access via Egypt and no real military force capable of stopping guerrillas and terrorists from setting up shop and literally turning the entire strip into one huge reservoir for logistics, manpower pools and an operations’ base for worldwide terrorism.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who just recently resigned from the Ariel Sharon government over the Hit’Natkut program, reiterated in a televised interview, a warning voiced by chief of the army intelligence branch to members of Knesset on the danger of the Gaza Strip becoming a base for al-Qaida and an acute danger to all those committed to the global war on terrorism.

Israeli troops involved these days in the extraction of Jewish settlements from the Gaza Strip are in one of the most difficult positions the IDF has ever had to face. The open question is whether Israel will be politically able to strike back when the time comes. Israeli strategists are confident they will not have a military problem in destroying an attempt to turn the Gaza Strip into the terrorism capital of the world. What does bother them is how the U.S. administration will react should Israeli artillery and fighter bombers destroy jihad bases and how much radical Islamic activity Egypt will tolerate and support in her own backyard.

The answer to this distressing question will come in about six months when the last Israeli soldier has left the Gaza Strip. When the first mega-terror attack against Israel or the free world will be devised and exercised from the territory, more attention will be given to the new terrorist breeding ground."


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