Monday, January 26, 2009

Hamas Pays Up (Update)

So, everyone who lost their home in Gaza is getting $200USD from Hamas in the aftermath of the recent war with Israel.

Bailouts are everywhere it would seem.

According to USA Today, Hamas is attempting to give the residents of the embattled Gaza Strip the clear message that "We are still here."

I'm sure that's reassuring to the same people that were being used as human shields just a week-and-a-half ago.

With over 25,000 homes claimed to have been damaged or destroyed, Hamas is running numbers already for the full court post war "press".

The numbers are still too fresh to consider accurate, but they will be high, and highly doubted.

Already, the EU is getting a little overwrought in the sympathy department, and is placing the blame squarely on the shoulders of Hamas. There is a God.

What I want to know is:

Who's giving Hamas $5000000USD? (Do the math...)

Now Hamas is requesting an outside evaluation of their battle tactics reports "Jane's". Who is funding and advising these guys?

Realize that this is very unusual behavior for these people. 

This is rational.

Between the money, the smart after-game analysis, and Iran's flubbed "Hail Allah" pass being silenced all over, I might start getting worried...

H/T: Little Green Footballs