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Sponsoring Terrorism: Syria and Hamas

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posted on Jul, 22 2005 @ 08:02 AM
Middle East Intelligence Bulletin

Syria, another state sponsor of terror, is sending money and weapons to Hamas to kill Israeli’s and Americans. Hamas of course, has been one of the most successful group at doing just that, killing people.

I found this article detailing the relationship with terror sponsor Syria and terror group Hamas:

“In terms of lethality, the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas is the crown jewel of Syrian-backed terrorist organizations, having killed more Israeli (and American) civilians over the last decade than any other group sponsored by Damascus. This "success" is often attributed to the organization's grass-roots constituency, charismatic leadership, the growing appeal of Islamic fundamentalism among Palestinians, and external funding from Iran and private donors abroad. Syrian sponsorship of Hamas is not usually regarded as having had a major impact on the group's operational capabilities. The section on Hamas in the US State Department's annual Patterns of Global Terrorism report mentions only that some of the movement's leaders are "present in other parts of the Middle East, including Syria, Lebanon, and Iran."1

In fact, Syrian sponsorship of Hamas has had an enormous impact on the group's operational capacities. Since the mid-1990s, Damascus has been the operational headquarters of the Hamas military wing and a nexus for the transfer of external funds to Hamas operatives in the territories. Syria and Syrian-occupied Lebanon have become major conduits for funneling weapons and explosives to Hamas and safe havens for training hundreds of its operatives.

In addition to greatly enhancing the movement's capacity to kill, Syrian sponsorship has fueled its willingness to kill, by weakening the internal leadership of Hamas vis-à-vis the external leadership, making the group's military cells less responsive to public disaffection with the costs of terror…”

You must read the entire article as it uses a ton of great sources and is very detailed. It completely outlines exactly how Syria supports Hamas right down to the routes it used to ship Hamas weapons.

Between Iran and Syria sponsoring terrorism with weapons and cash, its no wonder terrorist groups like these are so effective. I think its about time Syria and Iran got the “message” that its not okay to support terrorists….

posted on Jul, 22 2005 @ 11:46 AM
What, did you get bored with Iran, now it's going to be five threads a week about how Syria is going to take over the planet and convert us all to Baathists orr something?

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