June 20, 2007

Munich 1934, Gaza City 2007

From Munich 1934, Gaza City 2007:

The bloody anti-Fatah putsch staged by Hamas constitutes a strategic black eye for the U.S. and another sign of the ability of the Tehran-Damascus Axis to project power with absolute ruthlessness and brutal precision throughout the Middle East. Washington and the Europeans are discussing a resumption of aid to the PA, but to what end? Given the corruption that has long been endemic, how do we know that money going to Abbas won't "trickle down" to the al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades - a terrorist arm of Abbas' Fatah that has worked with Tehran and its allies in the past and remains one of the dominant terrorist gangs in the West Bank? It's time for some serious congressional oversight hearings about the continued usefulness of U.S. assistance to Abbas.