It takes a nation to protect the nation
You simply must read at least a portion of the above link as it indicates that both the State Department and the White House both knowingly distributed massive funding to Gaza against laws and safeguards set up to prevent this very occurance.
Assuming that most of those who visit this blogsite are better informed than the average American I will also assume that you will agree with my premise that now the brief "war" with Hamas is over that the White House and State Department will feel compelled to inject ever greater funding to help rebuild what was damaged by the Israeli military in their defensive air strikes, and that premise brings us to the Egyptian connection.
Most are aware that Iran is providing massive military aid to Hamas but few are aware that every rocket, mortar, rifle, and every round of ammunition reach them via Egypt. Needless to say the peace loving people of Gaza appreciate the effort.
In 1979 Egypt, in their peace treaty with Israel, agreed to prevent any military force or equipment from entering Gaza from the Sinai. There is an old saying referring to the famed Trojan Hoarse, "Beware the Greeks bringing gifts." Allow me to pen a modern day equivalent: "Beware the Arabs signing treaties." They Never keep their agreements.
There is a narrow tract of land on the Gaza/Sinai border called the Philadelphi Corridor. It is one hundred meters wide and fourteen kilometers long. Until 2005 it was patrolled by Israeli forces intent on keeping weapons out of the hands of the Palestinians. Under pressure from another Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, Ariel Sharon withdrew the Israeli military in a unilateral gesture of peace.
Islam, ever alert and ready to take advantage of any gesture of peace or show of weakness, promptly started digging multiple tunnels beneath this strategic piece of real estate so that arms might be smuggled into Gaza, and the tunnel building has continued unabated to this day. Many of the rockets reaching Gaza are short range with only aim and shoot capabilities, allowing them to hit only the southernmost portions of Israel. Lately that has been changing as Iran's longer range and more effective rockets, the Fajr-5, that can strike Tel Aviv and Jerusalem have been smuggled through those tunnels.
Nov 20, 2012 – Iran FM spokesman Mehmanparast refuses to confirm or deny supplying Hamas, Islamic Jihad with weapons.
These are the rockets the Palestinians are thanking Iran for in the above billboard, and as an additional show of their gratitude Fajr has become a very popular name for newborns in the Gaza Strip:
While on the topic of Gaza and newborns you must see this.
Back to the Egypt Connection...
These rockets and missiles have no way of reaching Hamas except through Egypt and the Sinai. Recent events tell us that Egypt brokered the "peace understanding"(They did not use the term "agreement" or "treaty") and that Egypt would be the final arbiter in any dispute between Gaza and Israel which certainly means that Israel is going to come up short.
Netanyahu is not a stupid man. He was forced into such a bad understanding knowing that Gaza would immediately rearm with Egypt's complicity. I recently wrote an essay about this with my guesswork about what promptly such a one sided understanding. It, along with information gathered since, will be found below in Suggested Reading, but at the moment, Israel is well aware that they are facing more war ahead.
Few knew that much of the armament reaching Hamas was being manufactured in Sudan. Israel's recent strike on their munitions works brought that entanglement to light.
All of my regular readers are aware of my theory of events that took place in Benghazi. For the sake of any new visitors I totally dispute the common narrative and assert that the Ambassador and his associates were allowed to die to get them out of the way. It was their job to move weapons to Turkey and on to Syria. The Obama regime wanted those weapons to be routed to Gaza to be used against Israel.
Irregardless of where the weapons originate, Egypt is always the go between, making a profit from every weapon entering Gaza. The fear of an unstable government in Egypt killed the lucrative tourist trade and now they must rely on foreign aid from other nations, especially the U.S. and income derived from the arms trade.
One day Islam plans a massive invasion to destroy Israel but for the moment they are too weak to join the endeavor, and so when Hamas jumped the gun, expecting Egypt to follow suit, things got out of hand. Just when Israel was about to put an end to the Hamas problem, Egypt supposedly brokered a peace plan and offered to protect Israel's interest in the name of peace. Nonsense. There is no way that Netanyahu would have bought into such idiocy. He was backed into a corner by Hussein Obama while also being backed into another corner by the UN and Russia.
That tiny democracy, surrounded by the mad men of Islam, is under constant threat from all sides, including from the UN dominated western nations of the world. Turkey, once an ally, has established a new agenda of becoming the controlling center of the new Caliphate. Iran has stated its goals to wipe Israel off the face of the Earth. The Obama administration refuses to acknowledge that Jerusalem is even the capitol of Israel. Both the UN and Russia are trying to take Israel's nuclear weapons, and Gaza is petitioning the UN to declare them an independent state.
They are under siege from all directions and Obama has promised Israel a temporary alliance on one of these fronts to gain the protection of Hamas while they re-arm. Israel is locked into a desperate struggle to survive and every time they blink they lose ground. They must destroy Hamas, regain control of the Philadelphi Corridor, annex it once and for all, and put an end to this steady flow of arms that leads to perpetual war.
I have no doubt that this was Netanyahu's prime directive. This was also anticipated by Team Obama and stopped with an offer that Netanyahu could not refuse. Exactly what the threat was and what he offered for compliance remains to be seen, but anyway you look at it Obama is wielding a big stick and Israel is between the rock and the hard place.
Much of Islam is in a hurry to see Israel destroyed. Obama, on the other hand, seem to be in no real rush. He knows that time is on his side. His goal, it would seem, is to protect Hamas, Israels day to day threat, while strengthening the rest of Islam and weakening America. It is an ugly waiting game.
As I have pointed out, Egypt is the link between all of the arms merchants and the terrorists of Hamas, and no one, either here or in Israel, really makes an issue of that fact. Everyone quietly acknowledges Egyptian involvment in the whole Middle East terrorism scenario but none are screaming EGYPT! We discuss Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, but the politically correct thing to do is let the masters in Cairo continue with their arms dealing as an open secret with no recriminations.
There can be no peace in the Middle East as long as the tunnels beneath the Philadelphi Corridor remain open and Egypt's gunrunning flourishes.
A few days ago I wrote an essay stating that Netanyahu didn't wimp out on the Gaza invasion as many believe. He traded a cease fire for something valuable. Now I think know what it is. The UN and Russia are trying to disarm Israel...Of it nukes.
This was my essay: http://www.freedomrings1776.com/2012/11/why-israel-backed-downbe-patient.html#more
This is what Obama may have traded him. Some time: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/un-russia-want-canceled-mideast-wmd-conference-be-held-within-months
The New Gate Keepers...Excellent information on our State Department funding terrorism while bypassing our laws and Congress.
The Benghazi Conspiracy Compilation