There are various reasons why tunnels are used. Here in America we mainly see them as a means of enabling transportation such as mountain tunnels for trains and cars. We also have tunnels that go under water, such as in New York for transportation. Or we even build tunnels beneath cities for mass transportation like Atlanta’s MARTA or the Metro in Washington DC. However, in times of warfare, tunnels can be used for escape prisoners — or for far more nefarious means.
Such is the case with the tunnels of Hamas. What Israel knew to be an existing problem has turned out to be sometime quite complex and dangerous – in fact, immensely dangerous. The network of Hamas tunnels now numbers more than 40 and the scheme for which they were built is truly horrific.
As reported by the Daily Caller, “Multiple media outlets report that Hamas’s offensive tunnel network – now known to have been composed of over forty attack tunnels dug underneath Israel’s border with the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip – was set to be activated during the Jewish High Holidays (September 24th) as a mass terror attack. The attack was meant to generate as many as ten thousand casualties, men, women and particularly children and hundreds of captives. Explosives were particularly placed underneath kindergartens to make certain that these “institutions” would be the first struck, even before any thing else.”
I know, the anti-Semites would celebrate nothing greater than knowing Jewish children had been massacred, slaughtered. You see it would be their fault and the world would probably celebrate the tenacity and courage of the Hamas terrorists for being so patient in burrowing underground to be able to deliver such a strike – that’s just how demented the anti-Israel Left is. Who here in the United States would allow Mexican drug cartels to dig tunnels into the United States and attack border cities and schools? Oops, the tunnels already exist here. (Hm, I wonder where they got that idea?)
The schematic map below from the IDF shows some of the tunnel networks — and notice that one start point emanates from a hospital.
The Daily Caller reports that “Israeli security sources, citing information acquired in interrogations of captured brigands, described a scenario under which hundreds of heavily armed Hamas fighters would have spilled out into Israel in the dead of night and within 10 minutes been positioned to infiltrate essentially all Israeli communities surrounding the Gaza Strip. Waiting then in hiding until schools and kindergartens were occupied, the terrorists would then attempt to kill the children first, and then kill and kidnap as many Israelis as possible. The plot was set to take place during Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, on September 24.”
“It’s like the Underground, the Metro or the Subway,” Israeli military spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said. “These tunnels are all connected. I would describe it as Lower Gaza.”
“Israeli military officials reported that the tunnels are stocked with tranquilizers, handcuffs, syringes, ropes and other materials used for subduing abductees, civilians and soldiers. The tunnels also had fantastic quantities of explosives and additional military materiel meant to be used in the up-coming mega attack. Much of these explosives had already been placed underneath Israeli kindergartens. Some of these tunnels were as deep as 30 meters underground.”
As you look at the pictures you must ask yourself, over a five-year period how was all of this financed? Where did the materials come from and who was behind supporting this intricate plan? Questions I would propose Obama is too busy golfing and celebrating his birthday to be bothered to answer – or even ask. And why would the Obama administration, knowing this information, support a cease-fire with the Hamas terrorist group? The system of tunnels had to cost millions of dollars and the manpower required isn’t trivial, nor is the construction design. One just has to believe this is financed by Qatar and others, and militarily supported by Iran — to whom we are releasing more millions of dollars as sanctions are eased.
But how could John Kerry, knowing this battlefield intelligence, promise to give Hamas $47 million American taxpayer dollars? I can surely surmise that if Hamas is not completely destroyed, those funds will go to rebuilding these tunnels.
What is even more disconcerting, according to the Daily Caller, is that observers note that attack scenarios lined up with recently revealed data about the sophistication, scope and nature of the offensive tunnel network. As previously reported here, this sophistication and know-how is being copied right now by Mexico-based Hezbollah agents along the southern US border. Tunnels in Southern Lebanon, as in our border terrain, are significantly more difficult to detect than those in the sandy terrain of the Gaza Strip.
I have stated for quite some time that we have an Islamist threat from Iran right here in our own hemisphere by way of Hezbollah and Al Quds forces. I find it rather interesting that all of a sudden we’re being distracted with Central American “children” flooding across our border and sucking down our U.S. Border Patrol resources — and Obama does nothing, while he’s trying to force Israel to back down off Hamas — and refusing to put our National Guard on the border. Why?
A savvy battlefield commander looks for indicators and warnings, because there is no such thing as a coincidence in war! Something terrible is in motion and we have either a disconnected charlatan or a conniving mastermind in the White House.