Joe Biden is financing the Palestinian attacks on Israel, not that you’re going to hear that from the liberal media. A week ago “Palestinian terrorists” launched a rocket attack on Israel. Hamas is said to have launched 2900 missiles since May 10.
That takes money.
You might remember that the previous four years were pretty quiet. You might also remember that Donald Trump pulled out of the JCPOA and cut off aid to Palestine.
Joe Biden is the anti-King Midas. Everything he touches turns to sh*t and the Middle East is no exception. In April Biden restored $200 million in aid to Palestine.
Iran is the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism. Trump had them screwed down tightly with multiple sanctions.
Biden would reverse both. One of his first actions was to lift many of the sanctions in February.
UNITED NATIONS — The Biden administration on Thursday rescinded former president Donald Trump’s restoration of U.N. sanctions on Iran, an announcement that could help Washington move toward rejoining the 2015 nuclear agreement aimed at reining in the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.
Then in March he would go on to release billions of dollars frozen by Trump.
An Iranian trade official said Friday the US green-lit the release of Iranian funds that have been frozen in Iraq due to US sanctions. Citing Iraqi sources, Hamid Hosseini, board member of the Iran-Iraq Joint Chamber of Commerce, said Washington has approved the release of frozen Iranian assets at the Trade Bank of Iraq. “Several transactions have [already] been made,” Hosseini wrote on Twitter, without mentioning the value of the assets.
Why mention Iran? Because they are Hamas’ sugar daddy.
As U.S. observers increasingly see Tehran’s hand in the escalating violence in Gaza, Iranian state media reported that the top Quds Force commander on Saturday pledged full support to Hamas in its fight against Israel.
“The Iranians have made clear they have genocidal intent,” Pompeo said on a New York talk show appearance. “They want to wipe Israel off the face of the planet, and they use proxy forces — people like the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hamas.”
Neither Iran nor Hamas gives a damn about its people. None of this money goes to help either the Iranians or the Palestinians. Iranian dissidents plead with Biden to keep the pressure on Iranian leaders:
Taking huge personal risks, 38 Iran-based dissidents have asked the Biden administration to retain “maximum pressure” on Iran. In a letter dated February 1, they urge President Joe Biden to maintain “maximum political, diplomatic, and financial pressure on the regime” and to support the Iranians’ “determination in seeking a secular democratic government through a non-violent, free, and fair referendum”.
“Following the JCPOA agreement, when Iran received substantial financial benefits, the Islamic Republic lost a major opportunity to implement meaningful welfare reforms for its people…” the Iranian dissidents write in their letter.
“Instead, the regime spent billions of dollars gained from the Iran nuclear deal on exporting its totalitarian ideology by providing funds to terrorist networks, developing missile technology as offensive leverage to dominate the Persian Gulf and beyond, and causing chaos in the Middle East.
There’s always money for weapons in Palestine courtesy of Iran:
Just days before Palestinian terror groups began bombarding Israel with rocket attacks, a leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) said the group’s funding and weapons are provided by Iran.
Ramez al-Halabi, a PIJ official, disclosed his group’s deep ties to the Islamic regime in a May 7 interview on Iraqi television just prior to the bombardment of Israel, part of a deepening conflict that threatens to throw the region into larger war.
“The mujahideen [terrorists] in Gaza and in Lebanon use Iranian weapons to strike the Zionists. We buy our weapons with Iranian money. An important part of our activity is under the supervision of Iranian experts,” al-Halabi said. “The contours of the victories in Palestine as of late were outlined with the blood of [former Iranian military leader] Qassem Soleimani, Iranian blood.” His remarks were translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute, which tracks jihadist activity.
That money does not go to the people.
For those arguing that #Iran’s regime should be provided sanctions relief, keep in mind that money going into Iran is used by the regime to fund its terrorists & nuclear/ballistic missile programs.
Not a dime is spent on the people. https://t.co/Xst6tTFizQ
— Heshmat Alavi (@HeshmatAlavi) February 6, 2021
But the anti-Midas just plods on to oblivion complete with the unseen guidance of the miserable failure known as Susan Rice (who is likely taking orders from Barack Obama).
Just as with Iran, the money given to Palestine goes for weapons and for the personal wealth of its leaders. Yassir Arafat amassed a fortune said to be worth as much as $3 billion. One wonders how much Mahmoud Abbas is worth.
The peace process is a game with Palestinian leaders. They’ve never really wanted a solution.
Nearly a year after he failed to achieve a deal at Camp David, former president Bill Clinton gave vent to his frustrations this week over the collapse of peace in the Mideast. And Clinton directed his ire at one man: Yasir Arafat. On Tuesday night, Clinton told guests at a party at the Manhattan apartment of former U.N. ambassador Richard Holbrooke and his wife, writer Kati Marton, that Arafat called to bid him farewell three days before he left office. “You are a great man,” Arafat said. “The hell I am,” Clinton said he responded. “I’m a colossal failure, and you made me one.”
Clinton said he told Arafat that by turning down the best peace deal he was ever going to get-the one proffered by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and brokered by Clinton last July-the Palestinian leader was only guaranteeing the election of the hawkish Ariel Sharon, the current Israeli leader. But Arafat didn’t listen. Sharon was elected in a landslide Feb. 6 and has gradually escalated his crackdown on the Palestinians despite a shaky ceasefire negotiated two weeks ago by CIA chief George Tenet.
Both Iran and Hamas are willing to sacrifice their people for their political ends. They never let a good crisis go to waste and now they have Biden with a hook in his mouth. It costs money to wage war and Joe Biden is the financier.