The Ghost of Snapped Shot

Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.

We Support Our Thugs

Quite a touching display, courtesy the "moderate" Fatah party.

Palestinian children peer at militants from the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades during a rally, commemorating killed comrades in the West Bank city of Nablus, November 30, 2007. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini (WEST BANK)

Update: Wow... are my eyes deceiving me? It looks to me like the following photo is of an admitted Al-Aqsa weapon leaning against the wall—A U.S.-made M-16 rifle?! Apparently, arming terrorists is now a de-facto role of the United States State Department.

The weapon of a militant from al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, a group linked to the Fatah movement... (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

(And to think that I can distinctly recall hearing warnings about that particular weapons transfer.... But hey, we're not the only ones doing it, so whatever. If Israel's cool with Olmert leading them to national suicide, what the heck can I do about it?)

Update: Bob Owens doesn't think it's such a big deal, and I reckon I understand his approach—It just irritates me to no end whenever I see American weaponry in the hands of people who get their thrills out of the murder of innocents:


M-16s have been around for 40 years, and we've been giving them or selling to friendly governments probably most of that time. I've seen U.S. weapons in terrorist hands before, and don't think it is that big of a deal, unless we are directly arming them now.

FYI: The scope appears to be an older generation 1 night vison scope.


(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

[Ed.:—Such a cute little future Jew-hater...] (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)

REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini (WEST BANK)

(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

[Ed.:—Another M-16?] (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)

 Tags: abed omar qusini emilio morenatti nasser ishtayeh AP #Intifada


#1 soccer dad 30-Nov-2007
They probably got there from the Israelis. Parts of the agreements are that Israel arm the PA. I kid you not. It's like giving easy light matches to an arsonist with the thought it will make him less likely to torch buildings. No it makes no sense.
#2 forest 30-Nov-2007
The first photo kinda reminds me of the covers of the Beatles Greatest Hits albums, both red and blue.

Except this photo has the gun, and children.
#3 DJM 01-Dec-2007
When I was reading about the planned terrorist attack on Fort Huachuca a few days ago, one of the articles included a picture of seized weapons. I have hunted all morning for that picture, but unfortunately could not locate it.

To my untrained eye, every rifle appeared to be an M16 (or similar style). Google around. Maybe you'll have more luck than I did.
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