This WorldNetDaily story comes via e-mail from a reader who saw it on Inoperable Terran:

The downfall of Saddam Hussein has led to a shortage of funds for terrorists and has also created a power vacuum among terrorist organizations in general and Yasser Arafat’s Fatah movement in particular, reports intelligence newsletter Geostrategy-Direct.

This power vacuum has been most strongly felt in southern Lebanon. Palestinian sources said all of the Iraqi-financed Palestinian organizations have suspended public activities, such as rallies and marches.

Iraq had been directly funding such groups as the Arab Liberation Front, the Palestine Liberation Front and the Arab Socialist Party.

Interesting, although the details provided are quite sketchy. Unfortunately, the source cited (Geostrategy-Direct) is pay-per-view. One suspects the truth will come out soon enough in free sources.

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  1. John says:

    I think the Syrian situation is far more relevant. Apparently there’s a few interesting things going on with them lately. While directly a consequence of what happened with Iraq, I think there’s a good chance that what is happening in Lebanon and elsewhere is being misinterpreted. Same result, different causation.