Hamas pledges war after Yassin slaying; http://au.news.yahoo.com/030914/2/lp0x.html Now, he was a spiritualist, crippled since birth (a quadraplegic) and confined to a wheelchair. He was a cleric (roughly equivalent to a ‘priest’). The Israelis murdered him with missiles from Apache Attack Helicopters in a dawn raid outside a mosque (roughly equivalent to a “church”) in the Gaza. Israel’s most cowardly act, perhaps? Nuh. Not even close…its standard fare… However, way to start a RELIGIOUS WAR! Now the USA is complicit in all of this, in that; (1) They Veto all international efforts in the UN to stop this insanity. (2) They fund this madness. (3) They support this 100%. Why do I say this? Where does Israel’s Apache Attack Helicopters come from? The good old USA, of course! http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/2000/israel10192000_2.html Why do I say that? Because (a lesson for phatmonkey); http://www.sustaincampaign.org/ “Total Cost to U.S. Taxpayers $134,791,507,200” Refer; http://www.washington-report.org/html/us_aid_to_israel.htm “4 US Military Aid to Israel Violates US Law The US Arms Export Control Act (AECA) strictly forbids the government from giving military assistance to any country that violates internationally recognized human rights. The State Department's 2001 human rights report states: "Israeli security units often used excessive force against Palestinian demonstrators including live fire ... impeded the provision of medical assistance to Palestinian civilians by their strict enforcement of internal closures, which reportedly contributed to at least 32 deaths. Israeli security forces harassed and abused Palestinian pedestrians and drivers who were attempting to pass through the more than 130 Israeli- controlled checkpoints ..." Under the AECA, "the President is required to report to Congress promptly upon the receipt of information that a substantial violation of AECA may have occurred." The US government is fully aware of the Israeli army's human rights violations, as the above quote from the State Department shows. The US government has eroded its own credibility as an impartial mediator by continuing to arm Israel without restriction and allowing these weapons to be used against civilian populations in violation of US law. 5 US Military Aid to Israel threatens US Security and Global Stability US funding of Israel's human rights abuses fuels resentment towards the US. While the rest of the world strongly condemns Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian Territories, our government provides the political, diplomatic and material means for the occupation to continue. Such actions by the US government provoke anti-US sentiment throughout the world, ultimately jeopardizing the safety of people living in the US. The US can build its own security only by gaining the trust and respect of the international community.” This act by Israel is different to the Muslim extremists, in so far as, the STATES of Israel and the USA commit these acts. Small groups of radicals commit suicide bombings. Open your eyes people.