I have been reading news reports about the Israeli air strikes in Gaza today, and something that strikes me is the way the terrorist group Hamas is still going on and on as if they stand a snowball's chance in the Sinai of actually waging war against (let alone "defeating") the Israeli military force currently poised to rumble through Gaza like a steam roller on steroids.
When they should be giving some very serious thought to peace negotiations, here they are trying to fantasize about actually "gaining the upper hand" over Israel, like mice shaking their fists at a lion. I can not believe the ridiculous rhetoric coming from some of these guys............
From Yahoo News at: www.news.yahoo.com/s/nm/us_palestinians_israel
"In Damascus, Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal sounded a defiant note in a televised speech.
"We are ready for the challenge, this battle was imposed on us and we are confident we will achieve victory because we have made our preparations," Meshaal said."
From CNN News at: www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/12/27/gaza.israel.strikes/index.html
"We will stand up, we will defend our own people, we will defend our land, and we will not give up," senior Hamas spokesman Osama Hamdan said.
Hamdan also denied accusations that Hamas had provoked Israel attacks by violating the cease-fire with rocket attacks."
"Hamas armed wing spokesman Abu Ubaida threatened to unleash "hell" on Israel, saying the Islamist group would "teach the enemy a lesson they will never forget."
From the London Times at: www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article5435297.ece
"The protesters directed their anger at their own Palestinian leaders, and heads of Arab countries whom they felt had not done enough to stop Israel's incursion. "[President] Abbas is with the Jews, not with the Arabs. If he really was supporting and working in favour of our Arab brothers in Gaza, this would not have happened," Um-Mahr, a 66-year-old resident of east Jerusalem said. Akram Jwaeibis, 58, said that Arab leaders were afraid to do more than voice criticism of the Israeli Government. "That is why we are waiting for [the Hezbollah leader Hassan] Nasrallah. Or [the Hamas leader Ismail] Haniya to do something more."
From MSNBC at: www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28404637/
"Exiled Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal, speaking in Syria, warned that any ground assault would lead Israel to "a black destiny of dead and wounded."
I mean who are these jokers trying to kid anyway??
Obviously, their own people................