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Monday, June 21, 2010

Target-rich environment: Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, in Syria

From Ma'an:
Palestinian opposition factions, Hizbullah officials and a delegation of Iranians will soon meet in Damascus, the Kuwaiti Al-Anba daily newspaper reported on Monday.

The meeting, according to the anonymous source quoted in the paper, will take place in late June, under official Syrian patronage, in an effort to activate resistance in the region in light of an expected Israeli offensive against Iran or against Hizbullah in Lebanon.
The world doesn't even blink when Iran publicly meets with terror groups. There might be a UN resolution or two against terrorism, I'm not sure.

The last paragraph is enlightening:
As part of an apparent ramp up in relations between Palestinian opposition factions - namely Hamas and Islamic Jihad - in Lebanon and Syria, the groups were reportedly permitted to establish community centers in the refugee camps of southern Lebanon, which had previously been prohibited in favor of involvement from PLO-faction centers, the paper reported.
How much more evidence do you need to see that Lebanon's Cedar Revolution is over? Terror groups can now openly recruit people in Lebanese "refugee" camps - with the apparent approval of the Lebanese; and in direct opposition to the pseudo-moderate Fatah.

I wonder what happened to all those "experts" who used to proclaim that Shiites and Sunnis hated each other so much that their terror groups would never cooperate.