I guess that’s all changed. From, of all stinky sources, the WingNutDaily, the terrible truth about the connections between FUX Snooze…and terror:
Palestinian terror groups and security organizations in the Gaza Strip received $2 million from a U.S. source in exchange for the release of Fox News employees Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig, who were kidnapped here last summer, a senior leader of one of the groups suspected of the abductions told WND.
The terror leader, from the Gaza-based Popular Resistance Committees, said his organization’s share of the money was used to purchase weapons, which he said would be utilized “to hit the Zionists.”
He said he expects the payments for Centanni and Wiig’s freedom will encourage Palestinian groups to carry out further kidnappings.
Officials associated with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party and its security organization, the Preventative Security Services, confirmed to WND money was paid for the release of the Fox News reporters.
A senior leader of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group, the declared “military wing” of Fatah, said the group received a small percentage of the $2 million, which all parties interviewed said was transferred in cash.
Centanni and Wiig were released last August after being held hostage by terrorists in Gaza for nearly two weeks. Shortly before their release, a video was issued showing the two dressed in beige Arab-style robes and appearing to convert to Islam. Wiig, a New Zealand citizen, gave an anti-Western speech, with his face expressionless. Centanni later explained he and Wiig were forced to convert to Islam at gunpoint.
A sum of about $20,000 was provided to the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group, the Committees leader said, explaining the organization was paid to avoid conflict with militants from Abbas’ Fatah party. The Committees is closely associated with Hamas, while the Brigades is a member of the rival Fatah party.
A leader of the Brigades in the northern Gaza Strip confirmed the money was received but maintained his group was not involved with the kidnappings.
The Popular Resistance Committees leader said aside from the large cash transfer to the Dugmash section of his group, the Committees as an organization received about $150,000.
He said the money was used to purchase weapons.
“We used 100 percent of the money for one precise goal — our war against the Zionists,” the Committees leader said.
He said weapons purchased included rockets.
Well, there goes that “we don’t negotiate with terrorists” thing. I guess “we” somehow mysteriously doesn’t include the rightards who say those very words!
BTW, how’s this for labyrinthine:
A spokeswoman for Fox News Channel told WND she could not provide an official statement about whether Fox was aware of money paid to free its two employees.
A source at Fox told WND many parties were involved with the freedom of Centanni and Wiig, including the U.S. government, and that it was possible money was paid.
A State Department spokesman said his agency did not pay for the release of the Fox News employees.
The senior Committees leader and members of Fatah’s Preventative Security Services told WND that as part of the cash transfer, leaders of the Security Services pledged to ensure against further kidnappings of Americans in the Palestinian territories.
But the Committees leader balked at the promise.
“This is just so the Americans can turn the affair into a beautiful thing by saying they have a pledge,” said the terror leader.
“Maybe the Preventive Security Services took the promise but we didn’t. They have no way of enforcing it. The Palestinian groups can still kidnap Americans. Maybe for a short period the groups will not kidnap Americans to show respect for the promises, but if there is an escalation, we will not hesitate to kidnap Americans.”
We didn’t do it–THEY did it! No–THEY did! Back and forth the finger-pointing goes. It was FUX! No, the State Dept.! No, Hamas–no, Fatah! Shit, people, will SOMEONE please step up and claim responsibility for that bare ass lying there on the pavement? You’re all an embarrassment to terrorists everywhere, you buncha fuckin’ Keystone Kreeps.
Most beautiful of all, though, is how this is one arm of the White House propaganda octopus savaging the other. They’re no longer in lockstep; GOOD. I love it when they eat their own–saves me having to chew ’em up and spit ’em out.
Rightards of all stripes would be so entertaining if they only weren’t out to destroy the world!