Palestinian Terrorism: Made in Washington, D.C. June 8, 2010

by Will

Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute

June 8, 2010

During an August 1997 counter-terrorism conference at the University of Illinois-Chicago, your correspondent saw a presentation by ATF official Kathleen Kiernan in which she explained how the agency was helping to train Palestinian ruler Yasser Arafat?s secret police agencies. But Washington was aiding Arafat?s rivals as well.

In the late 1980s, Hamas, the so-called Islamic Resistance Organization, was created as a rival to Arafat?s Fatah faction. Several accounts describe how Hamas ? the Palestinian branch of the CIA-supported Muslim Brotherhood ? was given material support by Israeli intelligence as part of a divide-and-conquer strategy.

In a January 2006 election promoted by the Bush administration, Hamas won a legislative majority. Its position was strengthened as a result of a Palestinian civil war instigated by the Bush administration for the supposed purpose of removing Hamas from power.

The terrorism plaguing Israel, and the suffering of the Palestinians, reflect Washington?s perverse efforts to micromanage affairs that are none of its business and beyond its competence.

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free.

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