Tuesday, December 30, 2008

"The Enemy of My Enemy...."

...and the wacky B-movie gorefest that is the Middle East rolls on. Jeffery Goldberg, again:

I've been talking to friends of mine, former Palestinian Authority intelligence officials (ejected from power by the Hamas coup), and they tell me that not only are they rooting for the Israelis to decimate Hamas, but that Fatah has actually been assisting the Israelis with targeting information. One of my friends told me that one of his comrades was thrown off a high-rise building in Gaza City last year by Hamas, and so he sheds no tears for the Hamas dead.

"Let the Israelis kill them," he said. "They've brought only trouble for my people."

A common view in the Middle East, apparently:

Hezbollah is ...calling for protests in Lebanon and across the Middle East to pressure Arab governments to act against Israel.

That call hasn't drawn any action for now — Egypt on Tuesday said it would not end its blockade of Gaza as long as Hamas remains in power there, and no Arab government has offered anything stronger than words and humanitarian assistance in response to Israel's assault.

For now, Hezbollah's strategy seems to be to mobilize the Arab masses, particularly in Egypt, while counting on Hamas holding out until Israel backs down under outside pressure to end the Gaza offensive.

Seems like Hezbollah is scared sh*tless of Isreal - who certainly have apperared to have learned the lessons of the 2006 war, and have promised to "flatten" any village in Lebenon that Hezbollah uses as a staging area for attacks on Northern Israel.

Seems like the only ones rooting for Hamas these days are the media, and they are certainly doing Hezbollah's bidding...

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