Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Hamas paying its dues

The Jordanian government has announced that "missiles, explosives and automatic weapons were seized in the last couple of days along with Hamas activists who had managed to smuggle such dangerous weapons into the country." Moreover, the government spokesman, Nasser Joudeh declared that "The security apparatus also monitored the movement of Hamas members in Jordan at different stages to reconnoiter some vital targets in Amman".

The government didn't say where the weapons were smuggled from, but I would guess that it is our sisterly neighbor to the north.

I hate to be able to say that I expected this, but I did. It looks like the 50 million Iran gave to Hamas came at a price.


At 4:06 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

That is disturbing! Now what were they thinking? Attacking western targets?

At 5:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course there has to be a reason why the government in Jordan doesn't want to receive Zahhar. Abu Elgheit in Egypt had "a busy schedule", Jordan found "a Hamas smuggling operations". This is pretty insulting to our intelligence.

Can we see material proof and Hamas' rebuttal before we jump at it?

Plus, Hamas members are known to be very disciplined in the past. They have never carried an operation outside the theater that they declared: All of historical Palestine.

Arab leaders are bankrupt, really, they want to blame the Palestinians why they cant receive them (under America's orders).

At 5:46 AM, Blogger moi said...

I totally agree with anonymous on this one. I won't repeat what I just wrote in my own post about this issue. Our Jordanian government really thinks we have STUPID written on our foreheads.

At 6:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon and Moi: I am sure that we will see suspects on TV shortly. Of course the government knows that people will revert to their well-known state of denial, and be sceptical.

Hamas really doesn't have too many choices. The money crunch is pushing them into Iran and Syria's lap. Iran and Syria have their own agendas. Jordan's stability is not one of their concerns.


At 9:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the first Anon and moi already said everything I would want to say, this is not new to the Government, what is truely disheartening is how some people are just so easily manipulated to be satellites for the propaganda that is being fabricated. unbelievable. Seriously people who freaking convinient is it that the same day the Zahhar is supposed to drop in , Hamas is trying to smuggle weapons into Jordan. I cant believe that this trick actually worked, and people actually believe it, I laughed when i first read this, I was like "yeah right..aha, and jameed is purple" but come on..for gods sake......people think.....if Hamas broke its own rules and decided to bring the game to the right bank...why this time, granted hamas can be self centered , but they have never shown lack of strategic planning, they always know what they are doing, if like, everyone here mentioned they are so desprate for money, why jeapordize their situation with the arabs by taking such a bone headed move. Dont get me wrong, smuggling weapons into Jordan is wrong now and wrong anytime, this is just suicidal for them, and idiotic I just cant imagine them doing this......but then again what do I know.

At 10:37 AM, Blogger Laila said...

I was just going to convenient!!

At 11:30 AM, Blogger Omar said...

Jordanian government has many issues with Hamas, the last play of weapons smuggling is disgraceful!
Hams is not carrying operations inside Israel, how come that in the middle of their unbelievable troubles and stress that they are planning for operations inside Jordan!!!!

The government should have come up with a more convicing excuse, I must say that the last anon said it all.

At 5:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon2: "people will revert to their well-known state of denial"

Is this a ready-made accusation? If people believe there is a conspiracy, they are "conspiracy theorists". If they do not believe there is a conspiracy, they are in a "state of denial".

Plus, can you point us to any sort of proof on the existence of this "well -known" state of denial? A paper, study, book, anything? Common-held beliefs are sometimes misconceptions, and mis-perceptions (if the word exists).

So far no suspects on TV. Why are you so sure? Saying "I'm sure they exist and will be shown on TV" doesn't replace the fact that so far there is no proof.

P.S. I posted this comment earlier on but it seems it was deleted. I am reposting.


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