If history repeats itself first as tragedy, then as farce the Palestinians are only up to the tragedy stage. In context, the leaders of Hamas - the terrorists now elected to lead the Palestinian "government" - are only following in the shallow footsteps of Yassir Arafat, the KGB-trained terrorist kleptocrat by touring arab capitals seeking funds from the usual suspects. One report of the GWOT fundraiser in the Saudi governnment daily Arab News caught my eye. Think about this, taken from that report :
A five-member delegation of Hamas leaders arrived in the Kingdom yesterday. The delegation is headed by the group’s Politburo chief, Khaled Meshaal, and its members are expected to discuss with the Kingdom’s leadership the financial problems an incoming Palestinian government faces, Hamas official Ezzat El-Resheq said.
The Hamas leaders are on a tour of Arab countries hoping to garner support from traditional allies. The Palestinian Administration under a Hamas leadership faces the possibility of losing Western financial support because the group does not recognize the state of
Meshaal is their what? Politburo chief? Do they have a five-year plan for increasing the production of their terrorist farms? Will their leader take off his shoe and bang the table with it in his first UN speech? (Note to Fidel: better watch out, fella. This bunch of weasels will be competing with you for Hugo Chavez's largesse pretty soon. If I were in your shoes, er, boots I'd be offering to help the Israelis whack 'em soonest.) If it weren't sure to lead to bloodshed and tragedy, the Hamas "government" would be worthy of Gilbert and Sullivan.
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