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Thursday, November 05, 2009

More brilliant Arab military analysis

Arab military analysis is a pretty simple affair. It can be summed up in one sentence:

If someone does something you don't like, they must be working for Israel.

The latest example comes from pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. It quotes a Lebanese military analyst as saying that the recent rocket attack against Israel from the town of Hula was probably done by the extremist Sunni Fatah al-Islam group...and they did it to help Israel.

You see, Fatah al-Islam agrees with al-Qaeda philosophy. As such, it is trying to embarrass "moderate" Arab regimes by instigating terror attacks against the West and shooting rockets into Israel. This is all, of course, in order to help Israel create a rift between the West and the Arabs as well as between Arabs themselves.

See how easy it is?