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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Some ideas are so stupid and dangerous they require anonymity

Some ideas are so stupid and dangerous that they require anonymity. And so it is with a 'senior official' who allegedly told Israel Radio this morning (can we believe anything they say anymore?) that Israel should stop arresting members of 'moderate' 'Palestinian President' Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen's Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, because they are the 'most resolute armed force in the struggle against Hamas.'
A senior Israeli official Tuesday was quoted as saying that Israel should consider revising its policy of arresting wanted Fatah militants if Fatah stops receiving funding from Iran and refrains from attacking Israel.

Israel Radio reported that the official said Fatah's militants, including the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, have become the most resolute armed force in the struggle against Hamas.

The official said that Israel should consider a policy change that would enable wanted Fatah militants to come out of hiding and openly join the ranks of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' security forces.
I would love to be a 'fly on the wall' at Israel Radio to find out who this supposed 'senior official' is and whether it's someone who has any military experience. If I were, I would also know whether the story was real or whether Israel Radio - which is government-owned - made it up to promote their own agenda. For what it's worth, Olmert took the 'West Bank' roadblocks off the table at the Sharm 'summit' yesterday after the IDF absolutely refused to go along with it. Given that, I find it hard to believe that anyone connected with the defense establishment will consent to stopping arrests of terrorists from Fatah's 'armed wing.' My bets are that Israel Radio made the story up or Olmert himself is the 'senior official.' He has no clue about anything military - we all saw that last summer.

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