Saturday, March 24, 2007

Your tax dollars at work

AP has some somewhat homoerotic pictures of Fatah's Force 17 terrorists training:

Masked members of the Palestinian Force 17, an elite secuity unit linked to President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement train in the Bureij refugee camp in the Gaza Strip Saturday, March 24, 2007.

It is not unusual to see wire service photos of masked Fatah terrorists.

What makes this noteworthy is which group this is: Force 17, otherwise known as the Presidential Guard.

These are the people that the United States has been training to strengthen Mahmoud Abbas.

Never mind that Force 17 has a long history of terror attacks.

What does it say when the most respected, "elite" members of the Palestinian Arab security forces - the ones that the US pins hopes on - are too afraid to show their faces?