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Hamas, Hezbollah vow revenge following assassination of operative in Malaysia

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Both terror organizations accuse Mossad, Israel of assassination of Hamas scientist, vow revenge; Nasrallah accuses death of “number of Lebanese minds” in past weeks on Israel; Hamas head: The fight between us and Israel has moved abroad and Hamas’ response will be at the time and place of its choosing.

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Both Hamas and Hezbollah accused Israel of assassinating a Hamas engineer in Malaysia, Hamas vowing revenge.

Fadi al-Batsh, a Palestinian from the Gaza Strip and confirmed “loyal” member of Hamas, was shot by two unknown assailants on Saturday, Malaysian authorities actively investigating the incident.

Batsh was an electrical engineer and lecturer at the University of Kuala Lumpur and a renowned drown expert and even published research on power supply to UAV’s. According to reports from Malaysian media following his death, he was also rocket expert and had been involved in Hamas operations and Islamic groups in Malaysia for years.

Shortly following his death, Hamas vowed revenge, accusing the Mossad of the assassination. The terror organization erected a mourning tent in Jabalia in the Gaza Strip which was attempted by senior Hamas officials who used the opportunity to fuel flames and call on Palestinians in the strip to respond.

Hamas head Ismail Haniyeh threatened retaliation, confirming the terrorist was a loyal member of Hamas. He stated following the attack “There will be an unsettled account between us and the Mossad. We cannot give up on the blood of our sons, youth and scholars. The fight between us and Israel has moved abroad and Hamas’ response will be at the time and place of its choosing.” As with any and all action taken on Hamas, he accused Israel of a “failed attempt by Israel to draw international attention away from its crimes in the Gaza Strip,” in reference to Israel’s defense amidst weeks of violent riots on the border fence.

Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah also took to accusing the Mossad, claiming that Israel has an “ongoing plan… to not parade any Arab mind that contains knowledge, expertise and experience,” claiming that Israel is “pursuing Arab scientists and academics, from Iran to Tunisia to Malaysia.” He even claimed that a “number of Lebanese minds were killed in the last weeks and months under mysterious circumstances around the world,” likely by Israel.

Israel’s Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, responded to the reports that Israel was responsible for the attack. He stated in an interview with Israel Radio that “We heard about it in the news. The terrorist organizations blame every assassination on Israel – we’re used to that. The man was no saint and he did not deal with improving infrastructure in Gaza. He was involved in improving rocket accuracy. We constantly see a settling of accounts between various factions in the terrorist organizations and I suppose that is what happened in this case.”

Malaysian police released sketches of the shooters, confirming that 14 bullets were shot. They have labeled the attack as a “targeted killing and not a terrorist attack,” Deputy Malaysian Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi claiming that a possible “liability for a country that is an enemy of Palestine.”

Hamas has been known to recruit and train operatives in Malaysia. During Operation Protective Edge, operatives in Malaysia underwent training on hang gliders for infiltration into Israel, both Hamas and Malaysia denying reports.

 

 

Photo: Mourner’s tent for terrorist in Gaza Strip, Malaysian Police media report, 2018

Both terror organizations accuse Mossad, Israel of assassination of Hamas scientist, vow revenge; Nasrallah accuses death of “number of Lebanese minds” in past weeks on Israel; Hamas head: The fight between us and Israel has moved abroad and Hamas’ response will be at the time and place of its choosing.

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Both Hamas and Hezbollah accused Israel of assassinating a Hamas engineer in Malaysia, Hamas vowing revenge.

Fadi al-Batsh, a Palestinian from the Gaza Strip and confirmed “loyal” member of Hamas, was shot by two unknown assailants on Saturday, Malaysian authorities actively investigating the incident.

Batsh was an electrical engineer and lecturer at the University of Kuala Lumpur and a renowned drown expert and even published research on power supply to UAV’s. According to reports from Malaysian media following his death, he was also rocket expert and had been involved in Hamas operations and Islamic groups in Malaysia for years.

Shortly following his death, Hamas vowed revenge, accusing the Mossad of the assassination. The terror organization erected a mourning tent in Jabalia in the Gaza Strip which was attempted by senior Hamas officials who used the opportunity to fuel flames and call on Palestinians in the strip to respond.

Hamas head Ismail Haniyeh threatened retaliation, confirming the terrorist was a loyal member of Hamas. He stated following the attack “There will be an unsettled account between us and the Mossad. We cannot give up on the blood of our sons, youth and scholars. The fight between us and Israel has moved abroad and Hamas’ response will be at the time and place of its choosing.” As with any and all action taken on Hamas, he accused Israel of a “failed attempt by Israel to draw international attention away from its crimes in the Gaza Strip,” in reference to Israel’s defense amidst weeks of violent riots on the border fence.

Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah also took to accusing the Mossad, claiming that Israel has an “ongoing plan… to not parade any Arab mind that contains knowledge, expertise and experience,” claiming that Israel is “pursuing Arab scientists and academics, from Iran to Tunisia to Malaysia.” He even claimed that a “number of Lebanese minds were killed in the last weeks and months under mysterious circumstances around the world,” likely by Israel.

Israel’s Defense Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, responded to the reports that Israel was responsible for the attack. He stated in an interview with Israel Radio that “We heard about it in the news. The terrorist organizations blame every assassination on Israel – we’re used to that. The man was no saint and he did not deal with improving infrastructure in Gaza. He was involved in improving rocket accuracy. We constantly see a settling of accounts between various factions in the terrorist organizations and I suppose that is what happened in this case.”

Malaysian police released sketches of the shooters, confirming that 14 bullets were shot. They have labeled the attack as a “targeted killing and not a terrorist attack,” Deputy Malaysian Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi claiming that a possible “liability for a country that is an enemy of Palestine.”

Hamas has been known to recruit and train operatives in Malaysia. During Operation Protective Edge, operatives in Malaysia underwent training on hang gliders for infiltration into Israel, both Hamas and Malaysia denying reports.

 

 

Photo: Mourner’s tent for terrorist in Gaza Strip, Malaysian Police media report, 2018


Turkey’s oscillating allegiances with Russia and the US

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Turkey’s oscillating allegiances with Russia and the US

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that, should there be an escalation of hostilities as a result of the American missile attack on the Syrian chemical weapons installations, Turkey is planning to neither sever its alliance with the US nor the strategic relations it has developed with Russia or its cooperation with Iran.

This slightly apologetic statement came immediately after Turkey’s strong support for the American missile attack, and was probably needed to dispel Moscow’s misgivings on whether Ankara is now distancing itself from Russia. The Russian media did not waste time in joining Turkey’s effort to trivialize the possible negative impact of Erdogan’s statement. Despite its conciliatory tone, one may presume that Moscow has taken note of Turkey’s oscillating attitude.

Turkey’s announcement that its relations with all sides will remain unchanged is a welcome attitude. It should have adopted this attitude since the beginning of the Syrian crisis and maintain a balanced policy, equidistant to all actors. It need not sever its relations with the US as a result of their disagreement on Syria, but it has to temper them.

Turkey used a defiant narrative in its address to the US when the latter refused to stop its support for the Kurdish fighters. However, on April 14, it did the opposite of this by supporting genuinely, even enthusiastically, the US-led coalition’s missile attack. Probably because of its unrelenting eagerness to unseat Bashar Assad, Turkey did not even wait for the outcome of a survey by the experts of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to be published.

The Kurdish issue is likely to stay as a major reason for discordance between Turkey and the US.

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Excessive zeal has to be avoided in diplomacy. Turkey did not need to use either narrative of criticizing the US or supporting its missile attack so enthusiastically. It will become more effective by giving up its megaphone diplomacy and substituting it with silent diplomacy.

The Kurdish issue is likely to stay as a major reason for discordance between Turkey and the US. An unimportant but indicative example shows that the facts in the field are assessed differently by the two state actors. On April 3, US Special Presidential Envoy for the anti-Daesh coalition, Brett McGurk, alluded to the fundamentalist character of the Syrian opposition factions that are supported by Turkey and said the reason for the US cooperation with the Kurdish fighters of the YPG was the failure of the Turkey-supported Free Syrian Army’s fighters to seize Manbij from Daesh.

If the US assessment of the facts in Syria is based on such half-truths, mutual confidence may become more difficult to establish. On this particular issue, the truth is that US flags were hoisted in several public buildings in Manbij as the FSA fighters were moving toward the city and this was the real reason they did not try to seize it — not the other way around. Such misperceptions can only guide the decision-makers to the wrong conclusions.

After several trials and failures, Turkey is now moving slowly, perhaps too slowly, toward a more realistic policy in Syria. This is mainly due to its acting together with Russia and Iran. However, its ultimate goal differs extensively from these two partners. Russia is in favor of the continuation of the Syrian regime with or without Assad and Iran is fighting with all its means to keep Assad in place.

Turkey’s interests differ from the US as well. There is no sign that the US will give up its support for the Kurds, so Erdogan will sooner or later come to a crossroads with Russia, Iran and the US. Therefore, Turkey may become isolated, which may affect its domestic politics, because the Turkish parliament has decided to hold early elections on June 24.

It is difficult to predict whether Erdogan will be able to turn this isolation to his advantage in the elections by arguing that support for the continuation of the present government has now become all the more important for Turkey’s national interests.

• Yasar Yakis is a former foreign minister of Turkey and founding member of the ruling AK Party. Twitter: @yakis_yasar


Iran Dumps The US Dollar: ‘The Dollar Has No Place In Our Transactions Today’

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Iran Dumps The US Dollar: ‘The Dollar Has No Place In Our Transactions Today’

The nation of Iran has dumped the United States dollar in favor of the European euro amid tensions with Washington.  Tehran’s supreme leader has proclaimed that the “dollar has no place in our transactions today.”

According to RT, The governor of Iran’s central bank (CBI) Valiollah Seif said that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had welcomed his suggestion of replacing the dollar with the euro in foreign trade, as the dollar has no place in our transactions today. The new policy could reportedly encourage government bodies and firms linked to the state to increase their use of the euro at the expense of the American currency.

The dollar’s downward spiral continues as financial analyst Peter Schiff predicted in 2008 and has been warning of ever since.  Schiff pulled no punches when saying that the long-term trend for the dollar is essentially a slow death.

They’re going to print money until they revive the economy. You can’t revive the economy by printing money. They’re going to suffocate it to death. It’s going to die by hyperinflation. –Peter Schiff

France will start offering euro-denominated credits to Iranian buyers of its goods later this year to keep its trade out of the reach of US sanctions, said the head of state-owned French investment bank Bpifrance. According to CBI’s Director of Foreign Exchange Rules and Policies Affairs Mehdi Kasraeipour, the share of the greenback in Iran’s trade activities is not high. As part of a trade embargo, US banks are banned from dealing with Iran.

Last month, Tehran announced that purchase orders by merchants that are based on US currency would no longer be allowed to go through import procedures. The step followed an official request by the CBI and was specifically meant to address fluctuations in market rates of the US dollar. –RT

Iran is also seeking to develop cryptocurrencies to beat the United States at their own sanctioning game.

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Tehran, which has long sought to switch to a non-dollar-based trade, had already signed agreements with several countries. It is also currently in talks with Russia on using national currencies in settlements.

While meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in November, Khamenei said the best way to beat any US sanctions against the two countries was joint efforts to dump the American currency in bilateral trade. He told President Putin that, by using methods such as eliminating the US dollar and replacing it with national currencies in transactions between two or more parties, the sides could isolate the Americans.”

But Peter Schiff says that it’s the Federal Reserve that will crash the dollar.  Iran’s decision to no longer use the dollar will only add a small scratch to the gaping wound that’s the problem. Schiff holds firm that the consequence of the Federal Reserve manipulating the economy will be the crash of the dollar.

They [the Fed] actually made the bubbles bigger than the ones that popped. So now, the dollar’s collapse is going to be that much bigger, because it’s now a bigger bubble with more air to come out of it. And I think they have no more tricks up their sleeves. When this happens – it’s over. –Peter Schiff

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