The attack against Israel on October 7 was utterly shocking to the world.
The horror of killing hundreds of innocent people, including babies, was just too much for many to handle.
This was not, however, something that just came to be, with a senior Hamas official admitting this attack had been planned for years, which would further implicate Iran.
We Planned This
Hamas has been laying low on purpose, not getting involved in other jihads so it would remain under the radar, all the while accumulating weapons and training its fighters.
Hamas official Ali Baraka told a Russian TV station, "We made them think that Hamas was busy with governing Gaza, and that it wanted to focus on the 2.5 million Palestinians [in Gaza], and has abandoned the resistance altogether.
"All the while, under the table, Hamas was preparing for this big attack.
"The rockets of the resistance cover all of Palestine. Where would [Netanyahu] take [the Israelis who were attacked]? To Tel Aviv? We bombed Tel Aviv on the very first day of the attack.
“Does he want to take them to the Galilee? The northern front – with Lebanon – has opened today. The Galilee is no longer safe for the Zionist enemy. We can bomb the Galilee from inside occupied Palestine."
He continued, "The Israelis are known to love life. We, on the other hand, sacrifice ourselves. We consider our dead to be martyrs. The thing any Palestinian desires the most is to be martyred for the sake of Allah, defending his land.
"We have been preparing for this for two years. We have local factories for everything. We have rockets with ranges of 250 kilometers, 160 kilometers, 80 kilometers, 45 kilometers, and 10 kilometers."
Baraka also confirmed that Iran is a major supplier of weapons and financial assistance for Hamas, stating, "Our allies are those that support us with weapons and money. First and foremost it is Iran that is giving us money and weapons.”
He went on to say that Russia applauded the attack because it would help drain resources that would have otherwise gone to Ukraine, stating, “They sympathize with us. Russia is happy that America is getting embroiled in Palestine. It alleviates the pressure on the Russians in Ukraine. One war eases the pressure in another war. So we are not alone on the battlefield."
I had just made that point the other day regarding the fact that already stretched resources would now put us in dire straits, leaving the U.S. vulnerable to an attack.
I truly fear the worst… I do not believe the war started by Hamas is the end of this. It is just a matter of waiting to see where the other shoe drops.