Biden May Slow Weapons to Israel to Stop Its Campaign Against Hamas

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/01/biden-may-slow-weapons-to-israel-to-stop-its-campaign-against-hamas#; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

But at least Biden did send over $2 billion to Afghanistan since the Taliban took over.

The Biden administration, Qatar and assorted countries are trying to hammer out a hostage deal that would free thousands of Hamas terrorists and effectively end Israel’s war against the terror group. Since Israel isn’t thrilled about the idea, the Biden administration is looking to apply pressure by using weapons shipments. And that’s why foreign aid to Israel exists.

Our defense industry is financed with foreign aid in the form of weapons shipments so that D.C. can then control the countries that receive those shipments. And decide when they can fight and when they can’t.

The Biden administration is discussing using weaponry sales to Israel as leverage to convince the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to heed long-standing U.S. calls to scale back its military assault in the Gaza Strip, according to three current U.S. officials and one former U.S. official.

At the direction of the White House, the Pentagon has been reviewing what weaponry Israel has requested that could be used as leverage, said the sources. They said no decisions have been made.

Mind you, we’re not even talking about the larger weapons package that Biden announced after the attacks.

The Biden administration tied that package to a much bigger package for Ukraine and a border “deal” that’s in oblivion. This is more in the way of regular resupply.

But the way our defense foreign aid setup works is on the razor blade or printer cartridge model. You get the system for what seems like a good deal, but whenever you need ammo, you have to turn to D.C. Whether you buy it or not, D.C. gets to decide. That’s what Taiwan is dealing with right now. And so the deal turns out not to be a good deal after all.

Right now Biden wants Israel to wind down the war on Hamas. Slowing down resupply means Israel will have to slow down, stop or shift its own operations to depending even more on ground personnel which will cost the lives of more soldiers. And it’s dealing with the possibility that if war breaks out with Hezbollah or other Iran proxies, it will be dangerously undersupplied.

But at least Biden did send over $2 billion to Afghanistan since the Taliban took over.

Netanyahu says ‘we’re attacking Iran directly,’ vows to ‘prevent Iran from attaining nuclear weapons’

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/01/netanyahu-were-attacking-iran-directly-vows-to-prevent-iran-from-attaining-nuclear-weapons#; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

A direct and open confrontation with Iran has been simmering as Israel’s war on Hamas continues. American officials have also stated what Netanyahu said, that Iran will not be allowed to obtain nuclear weapons. Last June, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken also said that Iran will not be allowed to obtain nukes.

Iran has had a central role in Israel’s war with Hamas through its proxies: Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, as well as Hizballah and the Houthis.

“Netanyahu: We’re attacking Iran directly,” by Lazar Berman, Jerusalem Post, January 18, 2024:

Netanyahu is asked if he feels he has anything to apologize for regarding the events surrounding October 7. He says the way the question was framed is designed “to stain” him.

“Nobody is immune from mistakes, including me,” he says, but then again criticizes the reporter. “I’ll continue to fight Hamas, and you’ll continue to fight me,” he says. “That’s the division of work,” he says, between him and the TV studios.

In response to another reporter, who asks why Israel is sufficing with attacks on Iran’s proxies rather than attacking Iran directly, Netanyahu responds, “Who says we aren’t attacking Iran? We are attacking Iran.”

“Iran has further phases to go through that I won’t detail” on the path to nuclear weapons,” he says. “I am obligated as the prime minister of Israel to do everything to prevent Iran from attaining nuclear weapons.”

Asked about the progress of the war, he says 16 or 17 of Hamas’s 24 battalions have been destroyed. “After that, there is the [phase] of clearing the territory [of remaining gunmen]. The first action is usually shorter, and the second usually takes longer.”

He derides the talk of holding elections at a time of war — with campaigns that would “divide the people rather than uniting the people… Are people seriously suggesting elections?”….

40,000 Weapons Sent to Ukraine Have Gone Missing: Pentagon IG

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According to a report by the Pentagon inspector general, more than 40,000 weapons worth more than $1 billion were shipped to Ukraine but never made it to the battlefield.

Many of the weapons were sent to a U.S. military logistics hub in Poland, while others were shipped directly to Ukraine. The equipment includes shoulder-fired missiles, kamikaze drones, and night-vision goggles.

Alexandra "Sasha" Baker, the acting undersecretary of defense for policy, said last November, when a draft of the report was leaked, that required accounting procedures “are not practical in a dynamic and hostile wartime environment."

The IG report found that "American defense officials and diplomats in Washington and Europe had failed to quickly or fully account for many of the nearly 40,000 weapons that by law should have been closely monitored because of their battlefield impact, sensitive technology, and relatively small size," according to the New York Times.

I guess they were too busy, or something.

“These are identified as the items — that because of their sensitivity, their vulnerability to diversion or misuse or the consequences of that — it’s particularly important to have this additional tracking and accountability in place,” said Robert Storch, the Pentagon’s inspector general. Storch is the primary watchdog for American aid sent to Ukraine’s war effort.

The report was sent to Congress on Wednesday and a copy of it was provided to The New York Times. The Pentagon’s inspector general released a redacted version of it on Thursday. It did not investigate whether any weapons had been diverted for illicit use, which “was beyond the scope of our evaluation to determine,” it noted.

So, whose job is it to determine if terrorists got their hands on a couple of dozen shoulder-fired missiles? The flying public wants to know.

Perhaps before we send another $60 billion to Ukraine, we might want to put into place more effective means to track the weapons — just as Congress has demanded.

The findings released on Thursday will almost certainly fuel skepticism in Congress over providing more military aid to Ukraine; already, House Republicans are blocking a national security spending plan that would provide an additional $61 billion for the war effort as frontline troops begin to run out of weapons. Combined with Ukraine’s long history of corruption and arms smuggling, the demand for closer accounting is certain to rise.

That we're two years into the war and the Biden administration is just now getting serious about tracking American military assistance is ridiculous. It's a timely question considering weapons that were already "delinquent."

As much as 60 percent of the arms and equipment that were provided as of June were “delinquent,” either because they were delayed in being inventoried in a database designed to track them, or because they were never added after they left American or allied military stockpiles.

Laziness? Incompetence? Stupidity? Perhaps a combination of all three? One billion dollars worth of U.S. weapons, not to mention the technology that created them, has literally gone missing and the bureaucratic game of CYA is preventing the IG from finding out if the weapons were diverted or just lost.

Biden and the Pentagon have been stonewalling Congress about possible corruption by the second-most corrupt government in Europe since the beginning of the war. They could and should do a much better job of tracking these weapons to keep them out of the hands of bad actors who could turn those weapons on the United States.

White House Goes Around Congress For Second Time To Sell Weapons To Israel

DES MOINES, IOWA - JULY 15: Democratic presidential candidate former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden pauses as he speaks during the AARP and The Des Moines Register Iowa Presidential Candidate Forum at Drake University on July 15, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. Twenty Democratic presidential candidates are participating in the forums that will feature four candidate per forum, to be held in cities across Iowa over five days. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

OAN’s James Meyers
10:53 AM – Saturday, December 30, 2023

SEE: https://www.oann.com/newsroom/white-house-goes-around-congress-for-second-time-to-sell-weapons-to-israel/; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:

The Biden Administration has gone over Congress’s head in December for the second time to approve more aid to Israel in their ongoing war against Hamas. 

In an announcement by the State Department on Friday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken told Congress that he made a second crunch time decision to cover $147.5 million in equipment sales to the Jewish State. 

The newest emergency sale includes charges, fuses, and primers required to complete the 155 mm shells Israel purchased. 

“Given the urgency of Israel’s defensive needs, the secretary notified Congress that he had exercised his delegated authority to determine an emergency existed, necessitating the immediate approval of the transfer,” the department confirmed in its statement.

“The United States is committed to the security of Israel, and it is vital to U.S. national interests to ensure Israel can defend itself against the threats it faces,” it added.

Additionally, the latest decision is an emergency provision in the Arms Export Control Act, which allows the State Department to pass over Congress’ role as reviewer of all foreign military sales. 

The move by Blinken came after he called on these powers on December 9th to send additional tank ammunition to Israel. 

Meanwhile, President Joe Biden’s request for almost $106 billion in aid for Israel, and Ukraine continues to stall. 

However, the Biden Administration just sent another $250 million to Ukraine earlier this week.

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U.S. Soldier Says Army Demands Cash for Gear Ordered Left Behind in Afghanistan

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Illegal alien criminals, child traffickers, and potential terrorists violating our laws to cross the southern U.S. border get all kinds of moolah and freebies. But if you’re an American soldier who put everything on the line to defend your country, Uncle Sam would apparently like a thousand bucks for that gear you were told you COULDN’T bring out of Afghanistan.

It has seemed fairly obvious, especially since the disastrous withdrawal that left thousands of Americans and allies stranded in the hellhole of Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, that the Biden administration hates our military. Congressmen were exempted from the federal COVID-19 vaccine mandates, but West Point cadets and military members had to get jabbed or get sacked. The Biden administration is still pouring billions of dollars we don’t have into Ukraine, where a horrifying number of young Ukrainian men have died for no purpose; and the government has new wads of cash to expend on toxic, inefficient, and unreliable “green” energy. But one soldier who is separating from the military found that the Army expected him to cough up between $500 and $1,000 to pay for military gear that the soldier was told he had to leave behind in Afghanistan!

In an undated TikTok video shared on Gettr by Citizen Free Press, a U.S. Army soldier angrily explained his predicament. “[I] wanna share something with you guys today,” he began. “I wanna holler, I wanna scream, I wanna yell, but it won’t do any good.” So why was he so frustrated? “Today is gear turn-in day for me, [I] turn in all the gear that I’ve collected over the last four years of being active duty with the Army, the 82nd Airborne Division.”

The soldier provided the background. “Two years ago, my unit deployed to Afghanistan for the Afghanistan withdrawal,” he explained. “We spent a few weeks over there. It was hectic, it was chaotic, it was disgusting, and it made me very disappointed in our government.” It’s a failure burned into the memories of military members and families who wondered what their friends and family died for in Afghanistan. But it also turned into a personal problem for this soldier.

“Today, I’m reminded of how disappointed I am in our government,” he said. “Go to turn in my gear, they want to charge me 500 to a thousand dollars for gear that I was ordered to leave in Afghanistan two years ago. Because as the last two birds [airplanes] were sitting on the tarmac ready to leave, there wasn’t any room for extra gear, extra weight. Therefore, we were told to leave it.” If you’ve seen pictures of the jam-packed planes out of Afghanistan, with men desperately clinging to the outside in despair, you know what he means.

As usual, some of the enlisted soldiers had more foresight than their leadership. “Some lower enlisted dudes, including myself, were like, ‘no, this stuff is expensive, I’m not leaving this, I’m gonna get charged for this when it comes time to leave,’” the soldier said. “‘Don’t worry, we’re gonna catch you on the back end,’” he was promised. So his gear joined the over $7 billion worth of U.S. equipment (and quite possibly more) left behind for the Taliban to seize, use, and sell.

The Biden administration wasn’t concerned about preventing the terrorist Taliban from obtaining the equipment, but it is asking this soldier for money. “It’s time to get out of the Army and they just wanna — they wanna charge you for that,” the soldier said, highlighting how Taliban-controlled Afghanistan and Ukraine have continued to receive massive amounts of money. “Meanwhile, we can continue to give millions of dollars to the Taliban, we can give billions of dollars to Ukraine, we can give billions of dollars to student debt relief, we can give a bunch of stupid stimulus checks, we can cut those to the American people, but we can’t cover 500 to a thousand dollars for a dude that left gear in Afghanistan, for a dude that left gear in a place that you put me, to begin with.”

Related: West Point Calls for Unconstitutional Censorship— Ahem, ‘Disinformation’ Commission

And people wonder why families and individuals previously passionately devoted to the military are telling their friends and children not to join up. As the soldier put it, “The government is so stinking backward right now, man. This administration’s last priority is the American people, and inside the American people, their last priority is their soldiers, their Marines, their airmen, their — their Navy. It’s so messed up.”

Unfortunately, the soldier is completely spot on. “I thought today was gonna be bittersweet, getting out, but I’m just so happy to separate. I’m very, very excited to stop serving my government and just getting started serving my country.”

Gaza human shields: Rockets inside girl’s bed, weapons transferred inside baby strollers

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/11/gaza-human-shields-rockets-inside-girls-bed-weapons-transferred-inside-baby-strollers;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

Jihadists will use any means, and go to limitless lengths — no matter how immoral and abusive — to accomplish their goals. The propaganda war in Gaza being waged by Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other jihadists includes the use of human shields for the explicit purpose of racking up the tally of the dead so that the large number of casualties can be used against Israel for propaganda purposes. For Hamas, dead civilians, including children, means more “martyrs” and more supporters globally. 

Hamas has been issuing open calls for Gazans to serve as human shields since the start of Operation Swords of Iron. But the practice isn’t new. It has been a longtime strategy of the Palestinian jihad. For example, a Palestinian mother was caught teaching her son that “we were not created for happiness. In my eyes, you are meant for Martyrdom!”

“Rockets inside a girl’s bed: IDF reveals more evidence of Hamas’ use of civilians,” Israel National News, November 16, 2023:

Rockets were found inside a bed in the children’s bedroom inside the house of a Hamas terrorist during operational activity carried out by the troops of the 551st Brigade. The terrorist was a part of a Hamas terrorist cell in Beit Hanoun.

During the operational activity, the troops uncovered a significant amount of weapons, including rockets, explosive devices, and dozens of kilos of explosives.

The weapons were subsequently destroyed by the forces.

In addition, the IDF discloses a recorded conversation between two Islamic Jihad terrorists, in which the terrorists describe how weapons are transferred inside baby strollers…..

Texas: Muslim murders SWAT cop and two hostages, was on FBI terror watchlist, had bomb-making materials

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/11/texas-muslim-murders-swat-cop-and-two-hostages-was-on-fbi-terror-watchlist-had-bomb-making-materials;

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He was on the terror watch list, but the feds clearly weren’t watching. They were too busy hunting for Jan. 6 “insurrectionists” and “white supremacists.”

“Victims, suspect identified in South Austin shooting that left 4 dead,” CBS Austin, November 15, 2023 (thanks to AB):

Police have released the names of the victims and suspect from Saturday’s shooting in a South Austin neighborhood that left four dead, including the suspect and a police officer….

The incident began at 2:49 a.m. with a 911 call from a stabbing victim at the home. Responding officers arrived about 10 minutes later, learning of two additional injured individuals inside the residence with the suspect, later identified as 35-year-old Ahmed Mohamed Nassar.

A third victim of Nassar escaped and was located by officers, who reported that the suspect still possessed a knife. APD officers attempted a rescue at around 3 a.m. but were fired upon by Nassar, leading to a SWAT callout.

The SWAT team’s entry at approximately 4:11 a.m. to rescue the hostages resulted in an exchange of gunfire with Nassar. Two officers were shot during the operation. Despite medical efforts, Officer Jorge “George” Pastore, 38, died from his injuries. The second officer was treated and later released from the hospital.

Inside the residence, two additional victims, Eyman Elnemrnassar, 63, and Riad Nassar, 32, were found deceased. Nassar also succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

A search warrant court document obtained by CBS Austin said APD officers were met with gunfire from a suspect wearing a brown armor plate vest and armed with a rifle. “Cutting instruments, body armor and any tactical gear to include firearms were all said to be worn or used by the suspect” during the incident, the affidavit said….

“Gunman suspected of killing Texas SWAT cop and 2 hostages were reportedly on FBI terror watchlist,” by Melissa Koenig, New York Post, November 15, 2023 (thanks to Ken):

The gunman who killed Texas SWAT Officer Jorge Pastore in a shootout that also left two hostages dead was wearing body armor and night vision goggles — and was on the FBI’s terror watchlist, according to reports.

A search warrant for the suspect’s south Austin home — the scene of Saturday’s deadly shootout — unearthed bomb-making materials inside, calling for help from the FBI’s Evidence Recovery Team, according to KXAN.

“Cutting instruments, body armor and any tactical gear to include firearms were all said to be worn or used by the suspect,” reads the warrant, which noted that it’s “not uncommon for people with a gun, body armor or night vision to make homemade explosives.”

Neither the suspect nor the dead hostages had been officially identified as of early Wednesday.

However, a local organization called the Round Rock Area Muslims said they were all family members of a “beloved brother” who was well-known in the local community.

They were mom Eman Ahmed El Nemr-Nassar and two of her sons, Ahmed Mohammed Nassar, 35, and Riad Mohamed Nassar, 32, according to a group member’s since-deleted post shared by the Daily Mail.

It was not known which of the two brothers was the shooter — but the FBI had investigated members of the family and had the suspect on the terror watchlist, law enforcement sources told the Mail….

Is Hamas Weaponizing Palestinians As Explosions from Israeli Air Strikes Turn Gaza Into Graveyard?

A careful campaign of deception ensured Israel was caught off guard when the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas launched its devastating attack. The bloodshed is witnessing continuous bombardment, which is the most intense Israel has ever directed at Gaza. Buildings have been destroyed, including many occupied by civilians, and rescue services were struggling to reach new bomb sites quickly. Hamas, the militant group, has had a significant impact on the Middle Eastern landscape, especially concerning the Israel-Palestine conflict. Israel said it strives to keep Gazans safe by warning them with leaflets, text messages, and phone calls in advance of a military strike.

Afghanistan Weapons Abandoned By Biden; Part of Hamas Terror Attacks

SEE: https://www.ammoland.com/2023/10/afghanistan-weapons-abandoned-by-biden-administration-appear-in-hamas-terror-attacks/;Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

Opinion
By Larry Keane

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President Joe Biden’s got a gun problem – one that’s much bigger than the federal charges his son, Hunter Biden faces in court.

The surprise terror attacks by Hamas into Israel were made possible, in part, because of U.S. arms left behind in Afghanistan by the Biden administration. Those arms have found their way to another battlefield. Startling images showed Hamas terrorists rampaging through Israeli villages. Some images appeared to show Hamas terrorists armed with U.S.-made military arms. Some of the hundreds of thousands of small arms abandoned to Taliban terrorists in 2021 have been smuggled to Hamas terrorists and were used to kill innocent men, women, and children.

President Biden has been myopically focused on stripping gun rights from law-abiding American citizens. Meanwhile, his own failed policies, coupled with diplomatic mistakes, are proving deadly. President Biden has surrendered his authority to wag his finger from Rose Garden podiums at the firearm industry. His lies that the firearm industry is responsible for illegal international arms smuggling with Mexican narco-terrorists were always untrue. Now, however, the entire world can see. Gun control’s darling president, who gave them an office in The White House, is America’s largest illicit arms trafficker. His deadly mistakes have cost American lives and hundreds of lives of America’s closest ally in the Middle East and empowered terrorists that chant “Death to America.”

Stage Set

Just a little more than two years ago, President Biden pulled the last U.S. forces out of Afghanistan. Within moments of the last American C-17 lifting off from Kabul International Airport, Taliban forces were seen on international television collecting military weapons – from helicopters and armored vehicles to hundreds of thousands of small arms. One report described the seizure of U.S.-supplied guns as “enormous.” Taliban fighters are swapping worn AK-47s for U.S.-made M-4s and M-16s.

Later reports detailed that The White House left $7 billion in weapons and equipment in the wake of the ill-fated Afghanistan withdrawal. That consisted of 600,000 weapons – including 350,000 M-4 and M-16 rifles, 60,000 machine guns, and 25,000 grenade launchers. That’s on top of the 23,825 Humvees in Afghanistan, including armored gun truck variants, and nearly 900 combat vehicles, all of which are in the hands of the Taliban, a terror organization that is the avowed enemy of the United States.

Some of them were used by Hamas terrorists invading Gaza to kill Israeli soldiers and civilians and used to force hundreds of Israelis into captivity as hostages. As recently as June, Palestinian news agencies admitted that U.S. arms captured by Taliban forces were smuggled into Gaza and were being used by terrorists there. NBC News reported on the illicit arms supply to terrorists in Pakistan in January 2023 and Middle East Monitor reported in June that U.S. and Israeli intelligence were aware that U.S. arms were being carried by terrorists in Gaza. Newsweek also reported in June that U.S. arms seized by Taliban forces were arriving in Gaza, along with U.S.-made missiles reportedly being smuggled back to Iran to potentially supply both Hamas and Hezbollah.

Trading Gun Smuggler

This isn’t the first time President Biden and his gun control allies have been duplicitous when it comes to denying Americans their Second Amendment rights but playing fast-and-loose with supplying arms to sworn enemies, mercenaries and terrorists who target the United States and allies. In October 2022, President Biden made a prisoner swap deal with Russia. In exchange for the freedom of Brittney Griner, a WNBA star arrested in Russia on drug charges, the president authorized his State Department to free Viktor Bout, a convicted international arms smuggler from Russia, also known as “The Merchant of Death.”

Bout is a former Soviet-era military officer who was arrested in 2008 in Thailand by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents in a sting for proposing a sale of tens of millions of dollars to the Colombian narco-terrorist group Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. The illicit sale was for $20 million worth of “a breathtaking arsenal of weapons — including hundreds of surface-to-air missiles, machine guns, and sniper rifles — 10 million rounds of ammunition and five tons of plastic explosives.”

Bout’s history runs much deeper. He was identified as an illicit arms dealer by the United Nations in 2000. He was moving arms to African warlords, Middle East dictators, and Central American narco-terrorist groups. His attempt to arm the FARC was what ultimately put him in prison for charges of conspiracy to kill U.S. nationals, U.S. officers, and employees, conspiracy to acquire missiles to destroy aircraft, and conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

Senate Corruption

President Biden’s longtime Capitol Hill gun control ally, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), was just indicted for a corrupt bribery scheme involving, among other things, greasing the skids for small-arms sales to Egypt, which has its own troubled history of support for Hamas terrorists. Sen. Menendez is accused of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes in cash, gold bars, a Mercedes-Benz C-300 convertible and home mortgage payments.

Sen. Menendez has been a critic of the U.S. Munition List to Commerce Control List (USML-CCL) export reforms that were finalized under the Trump administration that put greater safeguards around defense items and ensured end-to-end verifications for U.S. manufacturers exporting firearms.

President Biden started out his presidential campaign by calling the firearm industry “the enemy.” NSSF said at the time that the comment was appalling. His presidency has focused on demagoguing the industry that continues to support law-abiding Americans who exercise their right to keep and bear arms. This industry equips our law enforcement to keep communities safe and arms our military to protect the United States against enemies. Meanwhile, arms blithely abandoned in Afghanistan are being wielded against U.S. allies.

President Biden has surrendered his moral authority to lecture the firearm industry when he lets arms slip into the hands of terrorists.


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Hezbollah ‘Fully Prepared’ To Join Hamas In War With Israel

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The deputy chief of Lebanon’s powerful Shiite militant group Hezbollah, Sheikh Naim Qassem speaks during the funeral of Mustafa Badreddine, a top Hezbollah commander who was killed in an attack in Syria, at the martyrs’ cemetery in the Ghobeiry neighborhood of southern Beirut on May 13, 2016. (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP via Getty Images)

OAN’s James Meyers
8:40 AM – Friday, October 13, 2023

SEE: https://www.oann.com/newsroom/hezbollah-fully-prepared-to-join-hamas-in-war-with-israel/;

Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.

As the war in Israel rages on, the terrorist group Hezbollah claimed it is “fully prepared” to join Hamas in its war against Israel.

On Friday, Deputy Chief Naim Qassem emphasized Lebanon would join in the fight “when the time comes for action.”

The speech came during a rally in a Beirut suburb, where hundreds of people gathered in unison with Hamas, waving flags representing Palestine and Hezbollah while screaming “Death to Israel.”

Qassem told supporters that Hezbollah was rejecting other nations’ calls to not get involved in the war.

“The behind-the-scenes calls with us by great powers, Arab countries, envoys of the United Nations, directly and indirectly, telling us not to interfere will have no effect,” Qassem said.

“The behind-the-scenes calls with us by great powers, Arab countries, envoys of the United Nations, directly and indirectly, telling us not to interfere will have no effect,” Qassem said.

“The question being asked, which everyone is waiting for, is what Hezbollah will do and what will its contribution be?

“We will contribute to the confrontation within our plan — when the time comes for any action, we will carry it out.”

The comments by the terrorist group leader come as Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant declared that Hamas is part of an “axis of evil” with Iran and Hezbollah.”

Gallant made the statement alongside Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin after Israel ordered over one million people to evacuate from Gaza as they prepare to unleash a ground offensive on Hamas.

The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) issued a statement to Gazans saying, “the evacuation is for your own safety.”

“In the following days, the IDF will continue to operate significantly in Gaza City and make extensive efforts to avoid harming civilians,” the IDF said.

Meanwhile, Israel has cut off food, water, fuel and electricity to Gaza, and Israeli Energy Minister Israel Katz said that there would be no exceptions to the siege without freedom for hostages taken by Hamas.

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‘Young, stupid and privileged’ AOC criticized for response to Israel war~U.S. Weapons Shipment Arrives in Israel~Biden says 14 Americans Killed so far

FOX Business' Maria Bartiromo, Cheryl Casone, Fox News contributor Joe Concha and Bullseye American Ingenuity Fund's Adam Johnson discuss the Black Lives Matter Chicago controversial pro-Palestine post, the 'Squad,' young people's support for Palestine and Harvard University's response to the Israel-Hamas war.

Hamas murdered around 40 babies and young children in one Israeli community, beheaded at least some of the babies, AND ISRAELI SOLDIERS

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/10/hamas-murdered-around-40-babies-and-young-children-in-one-israeli-community-beheaded-at-least-some-of-the-babies;

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“When you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks…” (Qur’an 47:4)

“‘It smells of death here’: Surveying the atrocities committed by Hamas in Kfar Aza,” by Nicole Zedek, i24News, October 10, 2023:

Israeli soldiers encounter unimaginable horrors are they remove the bodies of dozens of victims, including about 40 babies — some with their heads chopped off

Press were invited on Tuesday to survey the scene of devastation in Kfar Aza, the community massacred by Hamas terrorist infiltrators, as the IDF continues to remove bodies of victims from the homes where they were murdered.

For the first time the Israeli army let media channels into one of the massacred communities, in this case Kibbutz Kfar Aza, where plumes of smoke can be seen rising in the Gaza Strip, which lies less than a quarter of a mile away.

The community’s cars, parked outside, were completely torched. And it was just a small part of the destruction, with no exact number yet of how many people were murdered, as bodies are still being collected and removed from the homes.

The smell of death — that’s what’s left of a once vibrant community. Now, the foreign press was invited to witness the inhumane crimes, much like the Allies had done after they had won the second World War and liberated the Holocaust concentration camps. Upwards of 70 armed terrorists invaded the community, their bodies are still lying on the ground for the whole world to see the cruelty these Hamas terrorists committed.

“It’s not a war, it’s not a battlefield. You see the babies, the mother, the father, in their bedrooms, in their protection rooms, and how the terrorists killed them,” IDF Major General Itai Veruv first described the scene. “It’s a massacre.”

Being on the border, Kfar Aza is still active, with IDF soldiers operating in the area, on alert for any potentially remaining terrorists. In addition, rockets continue to fly overhead, and the boom of mortars, for which there is no alert siren. Artillery can be heard in the background on the border fence. Even the terrorists’ vehicles are still here, and possibly booby-trapped with grenades or explosives.

But first, the army unit is dedicating itself to removing the bodies of the Israeli civilians. We can see them covered in sheets being carried out of their own homes where they were murdered. The IDF does not have a definitive number of victims yet.

Many soldiers were called up for reserve service and could be seen actively consoling each other after what they had to witness. They arrived expecting the worst, but the scenes are beyond anything that one could imagine. Some soldiers say they found babies with their heads cut off, entire families gunned down in their beds. About 40 babies and young children have been taken out on gurneys — so far….

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‘Worse than ISIS’: Hamas jihadis behead Israeli soldiers in ‘sickening footage’

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/10/worse-than-isis-hamas-jihadis-behead-israeli-soldiers-in-sickening-footage;

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Few outlets are revealing the truth about the similarities in modus operandi between Hamas and the Islamic State as Israel begins its defensive war against Hamas. An article in the Express, Worse than ISIS’: Hamas terrorists ‘behead Israeli soldiers’ in sickening footage, states:

Hamas has released footage of them beheading captured soldiers. We will not share it, but the world needs to know their depravity exceeds that of ISIS. And we have been telling you all for years.

The latest figures are that Hamas has murdered 900 people, injured over 2,600, and taken hostage at least 100 civilians and soldiers. The lack of news articles examining the similarities between Hamas and ISIS may be due at least in part to the fact that ISIS is established globally as a savage jihad group, while many have been indoctrinated with the wrongheaded view that support for Hamas is part of a Palestinian “resistance” against injustice. Another reality is the serious fact that far too many organizations (and their offshoots) that are now operating in Western countries are affiliated with Hamas. The Investigative Project provides a list of the names and groups of these affiliated groups, most of which were named unindicted co-conspirators in the largest terrorist funding trial in the history of the United States, the Holy Land Foundation trial. See HERE.

Jihad Watch has also been warning for years that striking at the neck is a Qur’anic command, obeyed by jihadists everywhere, so much that it has become their signature deed…

Now when you meet the unbelievers, strike the necks until, when you have subdued them, then make fast the bonds, and afterward either generosity or ransom until the war lays down its burdens. That, and if Allah willed, he could have punished them, but so that he may test some of you by means of others. And those who have been killed in the way of Allah, he does not make their actions useless. — Qur’an 47:4

When your Lord inspired the angels, I am with you. So make those who believe stand firm. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Then strike the necks and strike their fingertips. — Qur’an 8:12

The Express also reported:

In a statement, the Israel Defence Forces said: “Hamas has released footage of them beheading captured soldiers. We will not share it, but the world needs to know their depravity exceeds that of ISIS. And we have been telling you all for years.

“May the precious souls of our men and women be in our hearts forever.”

Israel’s President Herzog also stated that “Hamas has imported, adopted, and replicated the savagery of ISIS.

Defenders of and apologists for the violent Palestinian jihad (aka the “resistance”) have now infiltrated into the highest levels in America, Canada, and other Western nations. They have risen up by the thousands in anti-semitic, hateful protests full of incitement to violence. This incitement is increasing as Israel defends itself. All over the West, the people as well as the leaders have fallen short in understanding the danger in their midst, as Islam has been portrayed as a “religion of peace” since 9/11. (Once again, this is not to say that all Muslims ascribe to Sharia dictates on jihad, but a problematic and significant number do.) Although crackdowns upon speech or actions that offend Islam have become commonplace in Western societies, intimidating and hateful protests against the world’s lone, tiny Jewish state are tolerated and allowed to continue.

Aside from the obvious threats facing Israel, the West continues to be under the same ongoing jihad threat. That threat has been growing due to reckless immigration policies, as globalist leaders have welcomed in multitudes of aggressive, anti-semitic, and anti-Western Palestinian sympathizers. They have also enabled infiltration by a range of jihadists everywhere. Many Leftists see no problem with all this. Fox News reported about Donald Trump’s renewed warning to Biden about America being “invaded,” and “terrorists”  being “already inside the US.” It is only a matter of time before we see severe consequences of this.

Greece: Muslim migrants trample Israeli flag, attack people, brandish knives in central Athens

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/10/greece-muslim-migrants-trample-israeli-flag-attack-people-brandish-knives-in-central-athens;

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Here is yet another glimpse of the marvelous future Europe has created for itself.

“ATHENS: Palestinian, Muslim youth burn Israeli flag and brandish knives in the historic center,” Greek City Times, October 10, 2023:

In Syntagma Square, just metres from parliament and some of the most luxurious hotels in Athens, Palestinian, Egyptian and other Muslim youth burned and trampled on the Israeli flag and then attacked people.

They were then photographed brandishing knives at the entrance of Monastiraki metro, the historic heart of Athens – about a 10-minute walk from Syntagma.

See the video:

This latest incident comes only days after Palestinian and other Muslim illegal immigrants chanted “Allahu Akbar” in the refugee centres on the islands of Samos and Kos following Hamas’ attack on Israel on Saturday….

 

 

Ilhan Omar accuses Israel, not Hamas, of ‘war crime,’ urges U.S. to cut off weapons sales

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/10/ilhan-omar-accuses-israel-not-hamas-of-war-crime-urges-us-to-cut-off-weapons-sales;

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Ilhan Omar clearly wants to see Hamas victorious, which would result in the murders of millions of Israelis.

“Ilhan Omar stokes outrage with plea against sending US weapons to back ‘war crime’ in Israel,” by Ryan King, New York Post, October 9, 2023:

Rep. Ilhan Omar elicited outrage Monday with a public entreaty for the US to shift from giving Israel “unconditional weapons sales and military aid” to diplomacy.

Omar (D-Minn.) — a member of the so-called “Squad” — also harped on the plight of the Palestinians and suggested that Israel’s retaliation against terrorist group Hamas might be a “war crime.”

“The Israeli Defense Minister has called Palestinians ‘human animals’ and promised to cut off all electricity, all food, and all fuel to civilians in Gaza,” Omar wrote in a lengthy threat on X, formerly Twitter.

“This is collective punishment, a war crime, and the U.S. should oppose any violations of international law if we truly support a rules-based international order,” she continued.

The 41-year-old congresswoman who’s long been a vocal critic of Israel’s settlement policies and defender of the Palestinians, further argued, “The solution to this horror, as ever, is a negotiated peace.”

“Instead of continuing unconditional weapons sales and military aid to Israel, I urge the United States at long last to use its diplomatic might to push for peace,” she stressed.

Her remarks struck a nerve among detractors who ripped her call for peace just after the deadly attack on Israel that has killed well over 1,000.

“Israel was just brutally attacked by terrorists, funded by Iran, and you want to cut off funding and military aid and equipment,” Rep. Mike Lawler (R-NY) fired back.

“You are out of your mind and unfit to serve in the House of Representatives. This is why you were removed from the Foreign Affairs committee.”…

Weapons Biden regime left behind in Afghanistan reached ‘Palestinian’ jihadis in Gaza

SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2023/10/weapons-biden-regime-left-behind-in-afghanistan-reached-palestinian-jihadis-in-gaza;

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Thanks, Joe!

“Israel Worries U.S. Weapons for Ukraine Are Ending Up in Iran’s Hands,” by Tom O’Connor, Newsweek, June 15, 2023:

A high-ranking Israel Defense Forces (IDF) commander has told Newsweek that Israel is concerned over the risks of weapons provided by the United States and other Western nations to Ukraine ending up in the hands of Israel’s foes in the Middle East, including Iran.

With experts backing these worries, the situation could mark yet another chapter in a long legacy of U.S. arms shipments being diverted, empowering adversaries of both Israel and the U.S. in another restive region, while the focus of Western governments is on the volatile conflict playing out in Eastern Europe.

The Israeli commander, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the topic, said the diversion of weapons, such as the Javelin shoulder-fired anti-tank missile system, was being monitored by paramilitary forces operating on both sides of the Russia-Ukraine war.

The Israeli commander said pro-Russian formations were motivated to transfer captured U.S.-supplied weapons due to the close defense relationship between Moscow and Tehran, while pro-Ukrainian elements were largely motivated by money to smuggle arms. The commander said the primary route was via the Black Sea to the Mediterranean, and argued that the situation was “very dangerous” due to two primary concerns for Israel.

“One is that they can research capabilities, and then learn how to manufacture them. I’m talking especially about Iran,” the Israeli commander told Newsweek. “The other problem is that we are very worried that some of these capabilities are going to fall to Hezbollah and Hamas’ hands.”…

More recently, the Taliban secured a substantial arsenal of U.S. weapons and equipment, including Black Hawk helicopters, after U.S. forces withdrew from Afghanistan in August 2021. The Israeli commander with whom Newsweek spoke said some of the U.S. small arms seized in Afghanistan have already been observed in the hands of Palestinian groups operating in the Gaza Strip….

Are American Weapons From Afghanistan and Ukraine Being Used Against Israel?

Are American Weapons From Afghanistan and Ukraine Being Used Against Israel?
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Are Hamas jihadis using American weaponry in their bloody jihad against Israel? The possibility cannot be discounted.

On Saturday, as the Hamas offensive began, videos began circulating of Palestinian Arabs celebrating the massacres of Israeli Jews. In one of them, a jihadi carries a girl who looks to be about seven or eight years old upon his shoulders; disconcertingly, she is carrying a pistol and a rifle. Glenn Beck noticed a striking detail about her rifle, and tweeted on Sunday, “When did Hamas begin to carry AMERICAN AR’s? Didn’t they have AKs from Russia? Where did these weapons come from? Afghanistan? didn’t we leave a ton behind? Or were they shipped to Ukraine? maybe I am mistaken. #americancorruption #Ukraine️ #Israel #hamasattack

Maybe he is, but he is far from the only person to suggest that arms that the Biden regime sent to Ukraine have ended up in the hands of the Palestinian jihadis. In fact, Hamas itself posted a video on its Telegram channel thanking Ukraine for sending it arms. Twitter/X readers added a community note to one tweet of this video, saying, “There is no evidence to suggest Ukraine has been selling weapons to Hamas. Hamas get [sic] most of their weaponry from Iran & Syria.”

That may be so, but U.S. arms that Biden’s handlers sent to Ukraine could have made their way to Hamas without the Ukrainian government selling them. Back in late June, according to the Times of Israel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “ruled out supplying Ukraine with the Iron Dome missile defense system, reiterating Israel’s concern that the vital technology could fall into the hands of Iran.” Netanyahu said, “I think it’s important to understand that we’re concerned also with the possibility that systems that we would give to Ukraine would fall into Iranian hands and could be reverse-engineered and we would find ourselves facing Israeli systems used against Israel.”

Also in June, Newsweek reported that “a high-ranking Israel Defense Forces (IDF) commander” said that Israel was “concerned over the risks of weapons provided by the United States and other Western nations to Ukraine ending up in the hands of Israel’s foes in the Middle East, including Iran.” On Saturday, Abu Obaidah, a commander of Hamas’ Izzuddin Al-Qassam Brigades, said, “We thank the Islamic Republic of Iran who provided us with weapons, money, and other equipment! He gave us missiles to destroy Zionist fortresses, and helped us with standard anti-tank missiles!”

American arms sent to Afghanistan could also have fallen into the wrong hands and ended up in Gaza. The June Newsweek report also stated that the same Israeli commander “said some of the U.S. small arms seized in Afghanistan have already been observed in the hands of Palestinian groups operating in the Gaza Strip.”

Even worse, wherever the arms have come from, the Biden regime is largely responsible for bankrolling this bloody jihad against Israel. Not only did Old Joe and his henchmen just send six billion dollars to the Islamic Republic of Iran, amid empty and ridiculous promises that it would only be used for “humanitarian” purposes, but the day before the war began, the Biden regime quietly approved an additional seventy-five million dollars for the Palestinians. Middle East Monitor reported Friday that “in a quiet move bypassing Republican obstructionism, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has approved the release of $75 million in crucial food assistance for Palestinians just hours before the funds were set to be redistributed elsewhere.”

Related: Why There Is Never Peace Between Israel and the Palestinians

Crucial food assistance! What could possibly be wrong with that? The whole world seems to have forgotten one of the most basic lessons of economics: money is fungible. That means, kids, that if I give you ten dollars but warn you not to spend it on pizza, you can take ten dollars that you were going to use to buy school supplies and spend that on pizza. If the Biden regime is giving millions to the Palestinians, it is giving millions to the jihad against Israel, even as Old Joe piously maintains that America is on Israel’s side.

Would there even be a war at all if not for all the money that the Biden regime has showered upon Iran and the Palestinians? The only thing we can say for sure about that is that back when Bad Orange Man was president and the United States wasn’t raining cash on those who screamed “Death to Israel” and “Death to America,” there was nothing like the bloodletting an appalled world witnessed in Israel Saturday. Has Hamas’ Khaled Meshaal called the White House yet and exclaimed “We did it, Joe!”?

Trump Blasts Biden: US ‘Taxpayer Dollars Helped Fund These Attacks’ on Israel

By Eric Mack    |   Saturday, 07 October 2023 10:57 AM EDT

SEE: https://www.newsmax.com/us/donald-trump-hamas-israel/2023/10/07/id/1137373;

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Former President Donald Trump not only condemned Hamas for the terrorist attacks on Israel, but he also reminded Americans that President Joe Biden's $6 billion payment to Iran ultimately "helped fund these attacks."

"These Hamas attacks are a disgrace and Israel has every right to defend itself with overwhelming force," Trump wrote in a statement Saturday morning. "Sadly, American taxpayer dollars helped fund these attacks, which many reports are saying came from the Biden Administration."

Trump has long hailed himself as a pro-Israel president and added the Abraham Accords made progress for peace in the Middle East, but have been "whittled away" by the Biden administration's Iran appeasement policies.

"We brought so much peace to the Middle East through the Abraham Accords, only to see Biden whittle it away at a far more rapid pace than anyone thought possible," Trump's statement, also posted to Truth Social, continued. "Here we go again."

Eric Mack

Eric Mack has been a writer and editor at Newsmax since 2016. He is a 1998 Syracuse University journalism graduate and a New York Press Association award-winning writer.

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