P. 21, AMERICAN
FREE PRESS * February 13, 2006...
Behind the Scenes
with Michael Collins Piper
in Hamas Victory
Palestinians Elect Terror Group
First Funded by Zionists
By Michael Collins Piper
of Israel’s dirtiest secrets — if given the attention
it deserves — would rock the world of American Christian fundamentalist
supporters of Israel: the fact that Israeli intelligence initially
provided funding and tactical support for the Islamic Resistance
Movement, popularly known as Hamas, that recently won control of
the Palestinian parliament.
Why in the world would Israel have funded Hamas? The fact that Israel
did indeed prop up and help stimulate the growth of the organization
that soon evolved into what has been called Israel’s deadliest
enemy is no secret to those literate folks who dare to go beyond
the hit-and-run “journalism” of the major broadcast
networks or televised sermonizing from the likes of Muslim-hating
fanatics such as Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell and Tim LaHaye.
As long ago as June 18, 2002, even the United Press International,
which is certainly about as “mainstream” as the media
can get, published a revealing article by Richard Sale which outlined,
in some detail, the fact that Israel funded Hamas for the very purpose
of undermining the secular, more conservative and nationalist-oriented
Palestinian leadership of the late Yassir Arafat. It was that simple,
that tactical, and about as Orwellian as anything in the geopolitical
This is not to suggest that Hamas is a “tool” of Israel.
Far from it. In fact, Hamas has clearly captured the support of
many Palestinians who do not necessarily share its Islamic focus.
Although the Israelis first viewed Hamas as an effective thorn in
the side of the Palestinian leadership, they had no idea that the
movement would blossom and ultimately win the hearts of the majority
of the Palestinians.
So the irony is that while supporters of Israel today are crying
“boo hoo” and saying “ain’t it awful them
evil terrorists won those elections” many of them have no
idea that it was Israel that helped steer Hamas along in the first
Some behind-the-scenes schemers in Israel — who have never
truly been committed to the so-called “peace process”
despite their public pronouncements to the contrary — also
apparently saw Hamas in its earliest days as a counter-balance against
any Palestinian moves toward peace with Israel. In other words,
as long as Hamas had enough influence, it would prevent the peace
process from going forward; as a consequence, then, Israel could
point toward Hamas terrorists — and the Palestinian moderates
who “can’t control their own people” — as
the roadblock to peace.
Critics of Israel say that now perhaps the Hamas victory will chasten
little Israel and convince the country, once and for all, that it
must stop playing covert games and engaging
in intrigues that do nothing but create trouble not only for Israel
but for the entire world.
(Issue #7, February 13, 2006, American