Cease-fire Jihad Style

by Steve on August 22, 2006

I’ve commented previously on the Jihadist strategy of using a politically propped cease-fire as a break to regroup and rearm. From the Jerusalem Post:

Israeli and American intelligence agencies alerted Turkish authorities last Friday that several Lebanon-bound Iranian planes, loaded with military hardware meant for the Hizbullah, were making their way through Turkish airspace, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

Turkey was then warned about the planes and their cargo which were to fly over Turkish airspace. Shortly after Turkey was tipped off, Iranian officials ordered the planes to return to their point of departure, where, according to unconfirmed Turkish reports, the arms were removed from the Iranian planes.

Meanwhile, the London-based Arab daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat reported on Monday that large amounts of rockets have been transferred from Iran to Syria en route to the Hizbullah in Lebanon.

If any of this surprises you, it shouldn’t. It’s straight out of the Jihad playbook. Just like the mischievous penguin characters in the animated movie Madagascar, “Smile and wave, boys. Smile and wave.” Meanwhile behind the scenes move as much arms as possible before anyone notices. Once rearmed and reinforced, press the attack to a successful conclusion.

From Cox & Forkum, France is up to its usual political blustering:


France faced criticism in the European press for not offering more troops for southern Lebanon, which was seen as jeopardizing the UN force’s difficult task of imposing peace. …

Despite expectations that France would provide the bulk of a planned 15,000 strong UN force, Paris said Thursday it would send 200 troops to reinforce the UN mission in Lebanon.

While it said France was prepared to command the enlarged force, it also called for safety guarantees for its soliders before making further commitments.

C’est la vie!

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