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Monday, July 06, 2009

Barak has learned nothing

When the 'Palestinians' started the Oslo terror war in September 2000, the cries that came out from the victims of roadside shootings and attacks on Jewish towns in Judea, Samaria and Gaza were "why did you have to give them weapons?" The 'Palestinian police' took those weapons and turned them on Israeli civilians, killing dozens.

As part of Binyamin Netanyahu's plan to have a 'demilitarized' 'Palestinian state,' the 'Palestinian police' are supposed to be equipped solely with single-shot weapons - nothing automatic. Someone needs to tell Ehud Barak - who was Prime Minister when the 'Palestinians' started their last war in September 2000 - to get with the program.

JPost is reporting that Barak - who is meeting with US Middle East envoy George Mitchell in London on Monday to discuss a 'settlement freeze - approved the transfer of 1000 Kalashnikov rifles to the 'Palestinian police' as a 'gesture.'
The gesture was approved several weeks ago in response to a PA request but the transfer of the Kalashnikov rifles has been held up due to ballistic tests that the IDF runs on all weapons transferred to the PA. This way, the IDF will be able to know if one of the weapons is used in a terror attack. [A lot of good that will do. Does that enable Israel to just call all the weapons back? Obviously not. CiJ]

This is the second major transfer of weapons to the Palestinians approved by Israel in the past year. Fifty BTR-70 armored vehicles, donated by Russia are currently waiting in Jordan for final checks before being transferred to the PA.
Can someone tell me why a 'police force' needs automatic rifles? Do the police in your town use automatic weapons? You'd have to be blind not to see that what is being developed here is an army and not a police force.

The article goes on to cite the difficulties the 'Palestinian Authority' is having with recruiting 'youth' to serve in the 'police force.' I'm sure that giving them automatic weapons and sending them the message that they are really an army will help those recruitment efforts.

What could go wrong?


At 9:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blood on Barak's hand.

Hashem yeshalem s'charo, bim'hera.

At 9:54 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

What happens when the Palestinians turn those weapons on Israeli soldiers? Will Ehud Barak be held to answer as an accomplice in their deaths?

What could go wrong indeed

At 10:09 PM, Blogger Smoke and Mirrors said...

Israel demands that the PA maintain security. In order for them to do this, they need to have appropriate weapons. Can the PA security forces with a Semi-Automatic Pistol go up against a Hamas Terrorist with a Full Automatic AK47? No, they need to have at least comparable weapons to even stand the slightest chance of being able to enforce security.

Israel will always have far superior weapons. You will have the more accurate M16 to their AKs. You will have body armor and night vision, and various other things to maintain your military edge.

Unfortunately, these security forces may/probably will eventually turn those weapons on Israelis, but it is a chance you are going to have to take.

So, either or stop demanding that the PA maintain security in the West Bank or quit complaining because of the transfer of Small Arms.

Besides, they don't have to ask, they could be smuggled in just as easily. At least now you will have the ballistics of each weapon.


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