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    Iran warns Hamas not to accept Egyptian truce proposal

    Iran warned Hamas not to accept an Egyptian truce proposal, even threatening to cut off assistance to Hamas if the terrorist organization accepted the ceasefire.

    The January 12, 2009 edition of The Jerusalem Post reported:

    Iran is exerting heavy pressure on Hamas not to accept the Egyptian proposal for a cease-fire with Israel, an Egyptian government official said on Sunday...

    "As soon as the Iranians heard about the Egyptian cease-fire initiative, they dispatched the two officials to Damascus on an urgent mission to warn the Palestinians against accepting it," the Egyptian government official told the Post.

    "The Iranians threatened to stop weapons supplies and funding to the Palestinian factions if they agreed to a cease-fire with Israel. The Iranians want to fight Israel and the US indirectly. They are doing this through Hamas in Palestine and Hizbullah in Lebanon."
    http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satelli...cle%2FShowFull

    This development is geopolitically important for at least four reasons:

    1. It is perhaps the most transparent example of the balance of power implications involved in the Israel-Hamas conflict. Iran has a vested stake in precluding arrangements that would impair its ability to influence regional developments through its Hamas proxy. Iran continues to be engaged in a wide range of efforts to tilt the region's balance of power against the U.S., Israel, their Western allies, and moderate Sunni Arab states.

    2. Iran prefers to maintain pressure on Israel through its Hezbollah proxy to the north, its ally Syria to the east, and its proxy Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

    3. A radical statelet in the Gaza Strip would be in Iran's interests, as it could destabilize Egypt, maintain pressure on Israel, and undermine the ability of moderate leaders to emerge and enter into pragmatic deals to reach peace with Israel.

    4. Continuation of the conflict can divert attention from Iran's nuclear activities.

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    Re: Iran warns Hamas not to accept Egyptian truce proposal

    Does Egypt have any response to this? Seems they might get pissed off about Iran trying to screw up their plan and make them look bad. If Egypt is clever they might stir up some Palestinian pride so they resist being used as puppets by Iran.

    Hopefully the Palestinians will realize that if they don't fight Israel, they won't need all the arms that Iran is providing them with.

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    Re: Iran warns Hamas not to accept Egyptian truce proposal

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Iran warned Hamas not to accept an Egyptian truce proposal, even threatening to cut off assistance to Hamas if the terrorist organization accepted the ceasefire.

    The January 12, 2009 edition of The Jerusalem Post reported:



    Iran warns Hamas not to accept Egyptian truce proposal | Confronting Hamas | Jerusalem Post

    This development is geopolitically important for at least four reasons:

    1. It is perhaps the most transparent example of the balance of power implications involved in the Israel-Hamas conflict. Iran has a vested stake in precluding arrangements that would impair its ability to influence regional developments through its Hamas proxy. Iran continues to be engaged in a wide range of efforts to tilt the region's balance of power against the U.S., Israel, their Western allies, and moderate Sunni Arab states.

    2. Iran prefers to maintain pressure on Israel through its Hezbollah proxy to the north, its ally Syria to the east, and its proxy Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

    3. A radical statelet in the Gaza Strip would be in Iran's interests, as it could destabilize Egypt, maintain pressure on Israel, and undermine the ability of moderate leaders to emerge and enter into pragmatic deals to reach peace with Israel.

    4. Continuation of the conflict can divert attention from Iran's nuclear activities.
    The UN needs to add a COMPLETE and ABSOLUTE embargo against Iran until they divorce themselves from the Hamas/Israel conflict.

    The emargo can be lifted once Iran publicly retracts its statements.

    This type of non-sensical terrorist bull**** from Iran must be severly punished.

    Iran must learn that supporting terrorists or encouraging the terrorists to avoid making peace in unacceptable.

    Iran's economy must be completely destroyed and a regieme change must be completed.

    The Ayetoietbowl is a terrorist and the statements Iran made prove this point nicely.

    Time for the Mullahs, Ayetoiletbowl, and Aminajackoff to be removed.

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    Re: Iran warns Hamas not to accept Egyptian truce proposal

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Iran warned Hamas not to accept an Egyptian truce proposal, even threatening to cut off assistance to Hamas if the terrorist organization accepted the ceasefire.

    The January 12, 2009 edition of The Jerusalem Post reported:



    Iran warns Hamas not to accept Egyptian truce proposal | Confronting Hamas | Jerusalem Post

    This development is geopolitically important for at least four reasons:

    1. It is perhaps the most transparent example of the balance of power implications involved in the Israel-Hamas conflict. Iran has a vested stake in precluding arrangements that would impair its ability to influence regional developments through its Hamas proxy. Iran continues to be engaged in a wide range of efforts to tilt the region's balance of power against the U.S., Israel, their Western allies, and moderate Sunni Arab states.

    2. Iran prefers to maintain pressure on Israel through its Hezbollah proxy to the north, its ally Syria to the east, and its proxy Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

    3. A radical statelet in the Gaza Strip would be in Iran's interests, as it could destabilize Egypt, maintain pressure on Israel, and undermine the ability of moderate leaders to emerge and enter into pragmatic deals to reach peace with Israel.

    4. Continuation of the conflict can divert attention from Iran's nuclear activities.
    Jpost clearly is an unbiased source and this Egyptian official could not possibly have an agenda...

    I would be very skeptical of a single source emerging from Egypt at the climax of this conflict. Given your skepticism of other single source reports on the atrocities of Israel's Gaza attacks, it surprises me you're taking this one as a certainty Don.

    It would not surprise me at all if the US was once again using Egypt as its intelligence proxy to facilitate the region's politics.

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    Re: Iran warns Hamas not to accept Egyptian truce proposal

    Quote Originally Posted by shiznit770 View Post
    Jpost clearly is an unbiased source and this Egyptian official could not possibly have an agenda...

    I would be very skeptical of a single source emerging from Egypt at the climax of this conflict. Given your skepticism of other single source reports on the atrocities of Israel's Gaza attacks, it surprises me you're taking this one as a certainty Don.

    It would not surprise me at all if the US was once again using Egypt as its intelligence proxy to facilitate the region's politics.
    Hmmm, so you attack the reliability of the JPost and the Egyptian official...but then go right ahead with some lame-brained conspiracy claptrap?

    ~sheesh!~

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    Re: Iran warns Hamas not to accept Egyptian truce proposal

    Quote Originally Posted by JMak View Post
    Hmmm, so you attack the reliability of the JPost and the Egyptian official...but then go right ahead with some lame-brained conspiracy claptrap?

    ~sheesh!~
    Ah, you must still believe Al-Qaeda was directly connected to Iraq then. I wasn't attacking Jpost's reliability, just their bias and judgment of posting stories. Find me some other news sources who printed the same story and I'll take it more seriously.

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