Sunday, January 31, 2010

More Hamas Lies- Did Israel's Mossad Really Kill Mahmoud al-Mabhouh?

Why anyone would bother to believe information that surfaces from the land of Palestine, especially from the duplicitous mouths of the Hamas leadership, truly baffles me. Time and again they have proven to be consummate liars, and yet people are willing to believe. They have categorically denied the use of human shields, when there has been much proof to the contrary. They recently stated they would accept Israel's right to exist and turned around, a day or so later, and claimed they would never recognize Israel, which is the more plausible statement. Anyone who has read the Hamas Charter knows full well that they have no intention of nullifying the charter, which states very clearly their goals of eliminating Israel.

"Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it." (The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory).

They have broken ceasefire after ceasefire, claimed they are not guilty of war crimes, as per the Goldstone report, asserting that their thousands of Qassam rockets were aimed at military targets. At least Human Rights Watch called them on that one.

And now we have the latest fib filtering out of Gaza, although this one is quite laughable though intriguing at the same time. One of their head goons has died. The question is how? There are several different tales concerning his demise, but which is the truth? The first 2 you will find in various mainstream sources, the 3rd comes from a lesser known Palestinian media source. You tell me which you believe.

First of all, what we do know is that Mahmoud al-Mabhuh, or al-Mabhouh (or however people want to spell it) co-founder of Hamas' Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades , living in exile in Syria, is dead. He was found in his hotel room in Dubai. No loss there. How he died is a totally different story. The majority of news sources have published Hamas' claim, on January 29, that Israel's Mossad was responsible for assassinating al-Mabhouh on January 20, 2010. The method varies from electrocution to poisoning and suffocation, some include all 3.

So what took them 9 days or so to announce his death? As expected they have an excuse, as lame as it might be. Izzat Rashaq, another Hamas top dog living in Syria told the AP :

...that Hamas delayed the announcement about al-Mabhouh's death because it was trying to "reach the Israeli agents who implemented this operation."


Now this is where it gets interesting. The following announcement was published in a little known Palestinian news site, Maan News, on January 2oth, and updated on the 21st:

Gaza- Ma'an – Hamas' armed wings the Al-Qassam Brigades announced the death of its co-founder in exile Mahmoud Al-Mabhuh died of terminal cancer in a hospital in the UAE on Wednesday.

The Al-Qassam leader, a refugee living the Jabalia Refugee Camp until he left Gaza for the UAE, was behind a mission that successfully captured two Israeli soldiers, a statement from the brigades said.

Al-Mabhuh was captured two Israeli soldiers, Elan Sa’dun and Avi Sbortas who were captured at the in the early 1990s by Al-Qassam fighters, the soldiers were killed in military action following their capture," the statement said.

I'm not sure how long it will remain up, once this information gets out, if it gets out, but I have saved it for posterity.

So, which was it? Cancer? It has been reported that he was also ill, though Hamas has kept that under wraps. Or was it electrocution and/or poison? The latter, of course, being the more dramatic and appealing alternative to plain old cancer. Plus it would suit their militaristic goals far better than if he were to have died from a disease rather than at the hands of the evil Israelis.
They gain no traction from a simple death from, say, prostrate cancer . If Mossad was responsible, his death could be a rallying cry for more death and destruction. Blaming Israel, of course, gives them ample justification to hit back, which is exactly what they plan on doing. Khaled Mashaal had this to say:

"We will retaliate for the blood of this man who fought you (Israel) for 30 years, from one battle to the next, and was arming the resistance and supporting it night and day," Mashaal said while standing next to al-Mabhouh's coffin at his funeral in Syria.

"You (Israelis) have hurt us with his killing, but it is an ongoing war between us," he said. "This is an open war."
Not that they need much to justify their ongoing war against the Israelis, since they do that unprovoked.

It really doesn't matter how the man died, he's a terrorist, he deserved to be put to rest whether through an act of God or Mossad. What matters is that

1. It just proves people are willing to believe all of Hamas' flagrant lies.
2. The media, once again, has failed to vet the information they get from consistent liars.

An Israeli blogger found the Maan news item by a few simple google searches. How hard is it for the mainstream media to do the same before publishing what could potentially be a flat out lie.


Blazingcatfur said...

Good stuff Incog, doin the work of the MSM as usual;)

Xanthippa said...

Oh, come on!

You don't actually expect the MSM to do their job, do you?

Besides, they'd be late for the next anti-Israel rally....

Incognito said...

BCF, Can't really take I mention, the Israeli blogger found the original gem.

Xanthippa: Nah, guess not. It's just so pathetic that in light of all the BS that comes out of their mouths, people still support them over democratic Israel.

Kate said...

I'm with Xanthippa, Incog. You're asking a lot... No se puede pedir peras al olmo...

Incognito said...

I know, Kate. One could only hope.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Oh well, on the other hand whoever poisoned/electrocuted/stubbed/strangled the subject of this story has done a favor to humanity. So why not blame Mossad?

Anonymous said...

Everyone who reads this article should do anything in their power to make sure that as many people know about this as humanly possible. That means putting it up on your Facebook page, as well as forwarding it to let the media we Jews supposedly control finally tell the truth about Hamas and fellow travelers like Syria.

For it shows the world the level of irrational and just plain flat-out stupid hatred which is directed at Israel in particular and Jews in general on a constant basis.

That hatred is a direct result of a Zeitgeist which many people strongly argue is a result of a literal translation of the Muslim Torah, the Koran. These blatant liars have too many supporters who are too bamboozled by religion for their own good. I cannot abide such hatred. Can you?

You, the author, have done a public service by writing and posting this article. Thanks.

Incognito said...

SNOOPY: I totally agree... one less around, but I just have no clue why no-one is picking up on the fact that it's a flat out lie.

ANONYMOUS: No I can't abide liars.. and please be my guest forward this to whomever. I've forwarded it to some people, but they don't seem to care. So Hamas will now continue to attack Israel feeling well justified, over a lie.