The Islamic State as a Martyr


Orwellian style thought police is an offspring of today’s Internet technology:

…”Thought police – Gaza-style: The Hamas police in Gaza arrested on Sunday night a Fatah operative who had allegedly distributed lies on Fatah Web forums. This is a first-of-its-kind arrest, and it appears Hamas’ battle against Fatah has glided into the Internet.

Hamas’ Gaza security apparatuses informed on Monday that the arrest was made possible due to information received in the “Electronic Security” unit, belonging to the police’s general intelligence corpus. Upon the end of the investigation it was decided to arrest Fatah operative Bader Abed Ael on the suspicion of spreading “truth distorting lies” which cause incitement in Gaza.”… see here.

Now the real point is not the Hamas “Electronic Security” unit, but how fundamentalist Islamic states or  groups,  will  use martyrs-shahids or others as launching platforms for more dangerous technologies than the Electronic Security unit. This spans an horizon broader than the electronic arrest of the Fatah operative Bader Abed Ael….


Security matters. Click to enlarge.

A major obstacle preventing the Islamic fundamentalist groups to acquire modern technology is that they don’t have a real research community providing them with original developments bypassing the scarcity of direct up to date armament  sources. But Allah is great, and despite being  protected by secrecy and undercover there are many ways to find leaking sources  from research communities and underground traffic of military, academic and civil technology goods, see here.

Today the Islamic fundamentalist groups  fight their ‘ideological’ wars with explosives, the shahids suicides bombers, good funding and good intelligence.These terrorist skills are enough to disseminate fear and disarray, see the 11/9 , the Madrid attack

But it would be a great mistake to think that ‘primitive terrorism’ is a dead end whose consequences are localized terrorist act like the last Indonesia terrorist hotel attack in Jakarta, see here. On this point, talking about the Middle East, there is an obvious change in the behavior of the  fundamentalist groups like the Hamas and the Hezbollah. They strives to, and are now legitimate elected political parties in Gaza and Lebanon without renouncing any of their Islamic fundamentalist goals.

As  elected  or conjoint rulers of their own states, and in due time recognized by the international community, they will have access to modern technologies. Under the label of technologies for peace and with some bribery they will receive help and advice for developing their own ‘peaceful technologies, for the so called ‘benefits of their citizens’.

A forerunner in the Middle East, exemplifying the ‘ technologies for peace’ goal , was the Iraqi nuclear device Osirak of French design, see here.

Now in the same vein, under the reign of the fundamentalist Ayatollahs, Iran from a society with a modest  technological  baggage,  has evolved into a mature scientific community which is on the verge of producing nuclear weapons, I quote the German magazine “Stern”:

…”Iran has by now mastered the entire nuclear enrichment technology and also possesses enough centrifuges to produce weapons-grade uranium, reports the BND according to stern. “Nobody would have thought this possible some years ago,” an expert said. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria, Iran has installed more than 7000 centrifuges at the nuclear power plant in Natanz. The 4290 of them in operation at the beginning of June had enriched at least 1.3 tons of uranium – enough for one to two nuclear bombs.”…see more.

With all the above in mind, we may again ask: how will legitimate Islamic states or elected parties with private militias use, if they could, one of the most dangerous technology on earth, the nuclear technology.

Perhaps it’s a forgotten fact, but Iran during the seven years war with Iraq, has partially answered the same question with conventional warfare, by seeing in the “peaceful” made French test reactor a future nuclear threat, and was the first to attack Osirak on September 30, 1980, before the nuclear reactor was destroyed by Israel on June 7, 1981.

Israel is today in the same position as Iran during the seven years war, seeing in Iran‘s enrichment program of plutonium an existentialist threat to her future.

Well, all this tells perhaps the political correct story. So, at most, we may reasonably conclude that with the Iranian getting their own nuclear weapons, there will be some delicate  balance of terror between Israel and Iran.

But here comes in the unpredictable.  Why not wildly speculate and make a generalization and argue that if there are Islamic groups  educating children, young women and man to be shahids in the name of Allah, see here, then there my be a Shahidic Islamic State educating a whole population to be ready to pay the shahids death toll prize at a national martyrdom level, and consequently in a religious nuclear war to wipe out another state, considered as a major obstacle to the reign of Allah… or Iran. (See here in the ‘Conclusion’ pdf.)

Perhaps a crazy Orwellian science fiction idea, but well worth to be considered in a less speculative manner.

The following quote my throw some light on the validity of the above speculation:

…”Podhoretz also quoted Ayatollah Khomeini, who led the revolution and ruled from 1979 to 1989, as saying, ‘We do not worship Iran, we worship Allah. For patriotism is another word for paganism. I say this land (Iran) burn … go up in smoke, provided Islam emerges triumphant in the rest of the world.’ “, see here.


‘Brave’ Hamas Gaza and Hamas Damascus Leaders, Suicidal Fantasy and Reality

It is almost on the verge of the ridicule, to observe, how the interweaving of suicidal fantasy and reality, governing Mahmoud al-Zahar and Ismail Haniyeh from their hideout in Gaza, and Khaled Mashaal hidden in the womb of his Damascian sponsor, obscure their  judgement as leaders responsible for the Palestinian people.

Look how together, they forge, with the underground aid of the fundamentalist Iran, a sadomasochist political machinery of dead and shahidism for the Gaza civil population, by instigating the Hamas Jihadist’s fanatic aggression on Israel by shooting thousands of rockets on almost one million of Israelis, leading to operation Cast Lead, the legitimate act of Israeli self defence against Iran and his proxy the Hamas.

So, here are a  few words and pictures, illustrating this sort of schizophreny, said by the ‘brave’ Mahmoud al-Zahar and the’brave’ Khaled Mashaal, describing their inevitable  ” … March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam” (by Barbara  Tuchman)., and by paraphrasing the books title, as “The March of Folly: From Troy to Gaza”..
 Look at Hamas’s Mahmoud al-Zahar in his gloomy bunker in Gaza..perhaps situated in the underground of Gaza’s al-Shifa hospital, shielding himself  with the live bodies of the upper floor patients..,

Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar

…”in a rare appearance  on Al-Aqsa TV, in a picture of low technical quality. Reading a prepared statement, he claimed that the “rockets of the ‘resistance’ we manufacture defeated the theory of Israel security” (Al-Aqsa TV, January 5, 2009 ),” see  here,… wich are words of pure fantasy, if taking into consideration the latest news: “Report: Hamas agrees to ceasefire in Gaza” 1.14.09, 17:47  see here.

 Meanwhile Hamas Damascus leader  Khaled Mashaal, well protected in the Syrian womb, is eager to win (??) the Cast Lead war until the dead of the last Gaza strip resident. Indeed .. a noble goal..

 I quote,..”We will not accept a permanent truce, because it will take the right of resistance from the Palestinian people. The resistance is against occupation and military campaigns and therefore as long as occupation exists, resistance will too…


 We will also not accept the interference of international forces because international forces will come only to protect Israel’s security and any international force imposed will be considered as occupiers, and so on.”..Barbaric shahidist political fantasy at his best, lacking any responsibility for his Palestinian people by not preparing him for an inevitable war..  For more see here.

 On the other hand look at this statement by Abdul Rahman, adviser to the Palestinian president and official spokesman of the Fatah movement, I quote..”“Mash’al was speaking as if the Hamas tanks are surrounding Tel Aviv,” Abd Ar-Rahman said. He accused the Damascus head of Hamas of being out of touch, saying his response was as if ‘he had never been there [Gaza]…so he can’t recognize the death of so many and the destruction of buildings and homes.’

Abd Ar-Rahman said Mash’al’s refusal to negotiate will make the situation in Gaza worse, and make the idea of a Palestinian state seem ‘farfetched…”I wish there were leaders in Hamas to think logically, with a clear and responsible vision,’ unlike Mash’al, Abd Ar-Rahman said.” see here.  This is indeed real politic.

And yesterday, ( 21:15 12/01/2009), here are the ‘brave’ words of Ismail Haniyeh Hamas leader, not quite in accordance with those from Damascus leader  Khaled Mashaal, I quote  “We have confidence in Allah because He’s on our side. We are nearing victory over the Zionist war machine. After 17 days of fighting, I can say that the Gazaand Strip faith will prevail. With Allah’s help, the Palestinian people will prevail over the infidels.”  see here, ..This is Islamic black fantasy going back into time, to resuscitate the holy war against the infidel Christians crusaders…and in our case against the Israelis. He too, miscalculating the Israeli response, did nothing to protect his own fellow people against the consequences of his suicidal fantasies.


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Ismail Haniyeh

 But , from his Gaza hideout, he also says …”Islamist group will back any initiative that will result in ‘enemy’s withdrawal’, but adds Palestinians will ‘continue to fight occupying forces until victory achieved with Allah’s help’ “…see here,   01.12.09, 21:05. A mix of fantasy and reality wich is better than the Hamas Damascus empty shahidist directives. Anyway you look tired Mr. Haniyeh, I understand that… 

And more. Please,  read what Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak says to the Hamas leaders  …”According to the sources, Cairo warned Hamas that should it refuse to accept the proposal the IDF would continue to expand its operation in Gaza, which in effect would mean an end to Hamas’ rule over the coastal enclave it took over in June 2007.”….see here ,( 01.13.09) or in plain English “Sign truce or lose Gaza”. This is the real bare reality.

So where are we?

I quote the NYT (January 14, 2009) .. “The short-term cease-fire would, if successful, be followed by a negotiated yearlong truce, something that Egypt says Hamas favors if it includes an opening of commercial traffic into Gaza. But splits in Hamas exist between its leaders based in Syria and those in Gaza. The Gazans are more open to a weeklong break, while the leaders in Syria want something from Israel in return for holding fire.” see here.

Well, nothing new between Hamas Gaza and Hamas Damascus, to the detriment of the Gazaan people.