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Roger L. Simon

Hamas Terror Tunnels: What Did the UN Know and When Did It Know It?

July 25th, 2014 - 1:05 pm


Amidst news the Israelis have turned down secretary of State Kerry’s latest, apparently Qatar-inspired, ceasefire, not to mention the other day’s nauseatingly familiar anti-Israel fusillade from the mega-Orwellian UN Human Rights Council, comes word that Hamas had been planning a gigantic attack on Israel this September via its dozens of tunnels.

From the Gatestone Institute:

Hamas had apparently been preparing a murderous assault on Israeli civilian targets for the coming Jewish New Year Holiday, Rosh Hashanah, which begins on September 24, according anonymous sources in the Israeli security services, as reported today by the Israeli daily Maariv.

The Hamas plan consisted of what was to be a surprise attack in which 200 fighters would be dispatched through each of dozens of tunnels dug by Hamas under the border from Gaza to Israel, and seize kibbutzim and other communities while killing and kidnapping Israeli civilians.

Assuming this to be true–and Hamas has already used the tunnels for a similar attack last week–questions arise. Why didn’t Israeli and U.S. intelligence know about the extent and dangers of these tunnels earlier — if they didn’t? And if they did, why didn’t they do something about it?

Well, we don’t know. But at least the Israelis are doing something about it now, even with resistance from the Americans.

Meanwhile, another culprit waits in the wings, perhaps the greatest enabler of all of Hamas terror — the United Nations. I strongly suspect the UN has not just been consistently biased and hateful toward Israel, it has also — at the very least — looked the other way as mass murder and kidnappings (sedatives and handcuffs have been found in the tunnels) were being planned against Israel’s citizens.

We already know that Hamas hid missiles in at least two UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) schools in Gaza. Ban Ki-moon claimed to be shocked, but I predict he will be really shocked if a full investigation were made because there is far worse.

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Claudia Rosett, here and elsewhere, has for years chronicled the fraud, waste and complete treachery of the UN. I don't know how she does it, as what she writes about, in painstaking details, is just sickening. She gets few comments -- possibly because no one wants to know anything about the UN. More likely, though, after reading each one of her great articles all you can do is say: OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG. It's worse than I thought! It's worse than I thought! It's worse than I thought! The corruption leaves you speechless. And worse, we in the US let it happen -- so we've become just as guilty as each and everyone of these high-living, low-life, illegal parking, un-democratic, scum-sucking pigs that go under the name of diplomats.
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The great bulk of the 27,000 employees of UNRWA are Palestinians. The workers in Gaza are basically approved by Hamas. A form of spoils. So of course they support Hamas. They do not just turn a blind eye but a certain percentage are Hamas affiliates and actively participate in terrorist activities.

The Gazis are as bad as the Nazis
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"If the UN is going to investigate the behavior of Israel, as Alan Dershowitz points out [...]"

That's a little like an arsonist investigating the cause of a fire he started.

Shall we compare? Israel is a tiny high-tech powerhouse, a world leader in developing and producing things that make life better for hundreds of millions of people. The UN is a glorified high-school debating society. Israel's military is the most ethical ever seen, taking the trouble to WARN legitimate military targets of upcoming strikes (just in case innocents might get hurt too). UN peacekeepers have a well-deserved reputation for perpetrating underage sex crimes. Israel's justice system is famous the world over, and recently put a past President behind bars. The UN identifies the world's worst human-rights offenders and appoints them as chairmen of its Human Rights Committee. And so on, and so on...

The UN is not fit to judge ANYTHING about Israel.
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Western civilization can spend the next decade ( if it lasts that long )
Trying to contain and defeat Jihadist forces of Islam. We can try ( did that )
Democratization which failed. We can try to strengthen the so-called 'moderate
Branch of Islam, if there is one. They're either cowed
Into silence or winking and nodding to their Islamist brothers.
We can use drones and special forces and police actions but so far
That hasn't been effective. We could try making nice with the
'Soft-Jihadists' who advance Sharia and Jihad through legal
Means (like the Muslim Brotherhood Obama's been backing for
The last six years) but that backfired.
The problem of violent Islamic Jihad is more widespread and virulent
Today than it was even at its height of glory days when Hordes of Jihadists
Advanced on Spain and Europe. For Over 1400 years of Jihadist violence of
Murder and enslavement, forced conversions, and abuse
Of women and children and still In this modern day and age Islam
Still remains a retro-sixth century ideology and morality.
The world can't wait for this backward cult to somehow 'reform' itself.
Not when nuclear and chemical weapons of Jihad are soon to be within the reach
Of religious psychopaths.
When a beehive is burnt the surviving bees are disoriented
And dispersed. Certainly angry initially but then they just
Disappear and scatter into the countryside and soon die.
There's a lesson in this. The hive is in Mecca. It's called the
Kaaba. Or we can continue getting stung for the rest of history!
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Qatar, the terrorist crap hole, is the key to understanding this entire regime. They're slavers and drug dealers. And they're Obama's closest ally in the world...
The Long Arm of Qatar
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Oh. Looks like no alternative to crushing the Hamas, reoccupying Gaza in full, and maintaining our presence until such a time comes that the 'world' accepts our paranoid, unreasonable security concerns..
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UN out of the US, and the US out of the UN.

The UN has bloody hands and direct responsibility for enabling and prolonging the violence in Gaza, including the Palestinian's sociopathic brainwashing of their own little children, at schools, to hate the Jews,
and by allowing them to retain rockets in UNWRA facilities.

You could say the UN is directly responsible for teaching Muslim children in schools to go blow themselves up, or become martyrs as human shields.
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UN...RICO investigation.
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Knew about the tunnels?

Hell, they helped cut the rebar.

It'll never happen, but still needs to be said:

US out of UN. (JBS of the 60s was sooooo right)
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It is not in the UN job description to prevent war, um, that is they really, really, really like to hear themselves talk; but that of course has nothing to do with actually acting on anything they know. And for that matter, they seem to do their best to not actually know or be aware of anything going on on this planet. Their favorite subject is children and how to prevent parents from having any control over them.
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The rockets in schools, of course, were part of a Hamas shop class. Learning by doing and all that.

The UN needs to move to another location. Gaza would be an idea. Or maybe Qatar if the Gaza amenities are not enough.
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But...but...but... Those rockets in the schools, they were for the children.
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That is so horribly wrong I should not have laughed, ... but I did.
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The Wafa school is named after a suicide bomber. Yes, for the children.
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UNRWA has over 30,000 employees, most of them Palestine refugees and a small number of international staff

helloooooooooooo- HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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