It Depends On Whose Ox Is Being Gored....
It's been a busy week. I only skimmed the headlines as I've rush to work or to shopping or to medical and school appointments...
But today, Erev Shabbat, I actually found some time to sit and read.
And what a read!
You no doubt remember American and European outrage over Israel's "targeted killings" of terrorists? Israel felt, rightly so, that the propagandized sheep led to the slaughter by Terror, Inc. were just the fall guys, and the people who really needed to be B-slapped were their Paradise-pimps, those vicarious killers who enjoyed sending young men and women out to kill Jews in defamation of Islam.
You know doubt recall former Secretary of State Colin Powell's declaration while in office that the United States condemned Israel's policy of targeted killings, declaring at one point, "We continue to express our distress
and opposition to these kinds of targeted killings and we will continue to do so."
Another American hypocrite, Martin Indyk, while serving as American Ambassador to Israel, provided a harsh criticism of targeted killing on Israeli television saying, "The United States government is very clearly on the record as against targeted assassinations." "They are extrajudicial killings, and we do not support that."
Yeah? Well, when the American ox gets gored, the policy changed.
So this morning, I'm glancing through the internet and come across this:
First US targeted assassination in Gaza pre-empts next Al Qaeda offensive
A missile fired from an American warship in the Mediterranean hit the car in which Muhammad Jamal A-Namnam, 27, was driving in the heart of Gaza City Wednesday, Nov. 3 and killed him, debkafile's exclusive counter-terror sources report. Namnam was an operational commander of the Army of Islam, Al-Qaeda's Palestinian cell in the Gaza Strip. He was on a mission on behalf of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula – AQAP to plan, organize and execute the next wave of terrorist attacks on US targets after last week's air package bomb plot.
According to our sources, the Palestinian cell members were planning to infiltrate northern Sinai from the Gaza strip over the coming weekend and strike American personnel serving with the Multinational Force and Observers Organization – MFO, which is under American command and is stationed at North Camp, El Gorah, 37 kilometers southeast of El-Arish.
In a coordinated operation, Al Qaeda fighters hiding up in the mountains of central Sinai were to have attacked US Marines and Air Force troops stationed at the South Camp in Naama Bay, Sharm el Sheikh.
The twin attacks were scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 7, or the following day.
Kol ha k'vod, America! Welcome to the War On Terror in Gaza....yeah, this kind of news will do a lot to convince the world's leaders to open up Gaza (aka, the Iran/Al-Qaeda forward Mediterranean military base).