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Obama’s Deplorable Stance on Hamas

Much of the criticism of President Obama’s remarks last week on the Israeli-Palestinian dispute has centered on his call for negotiations to start with the assumption that Israel will return to the 1967 borders, granting the Palestinians a key concession before talks even begin.

But even worse for the Israelis are Obama’s faulty and irresponsible assumptions about Hamas. He thinks Hamas, in the space of a few months, can reform itself from a terrorist outfit into a legitimate and trustworthy negotiating partner for the Israelis. Here’s what he said in a press conference today with British Prime Minister Cameron.

I believe that Hamas, in its own description of its agenda, has not renounced violence and has not recognized the state of Israel. And until they do, it is very difficult to expect Israelis to have a serious conversation, because ultimately they have to have confidence that a Palestinian state is one that is going to stick to its — to whatever bargain is struck.

The clear presumption here is that once Hamas starts saying the right things, Israel should negotiate with it. The suggestion that there might be good somewhere inside the beast that is Hamas, of evil that can be changed with a few words or a piece of paper, has an obvious historic precedent.

Speaking before the British Parliament today, Obama referenced Winston Churchill several times. But Obama’s own outlook is that of Neville Chamberlain.

Obama must state that there can be no peace process until Hamas is out of the Palestinian government. To do otherwise is to try to negotiate the Sudetenland with Hitler.

The Israelis, of course, know better than to ever, ever trust the word of a group that sends missiles into its territory to kill innocent people and that foments terrorism within its borders.

Or that makes statements like these, as compiled by the Anti-Defamation League.

“We regard this as a continuation of the American policy based on oppression and the shedding of Muslim and Arab blood…We condemn the assassination and the killing of an Arab holy warrior. We ask God to offer him mercy with the true believers and the martyrs.”

– Ismail Haniyeh, head of the Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip commenting on the killing of Osama Bin Laden, May 2, 2011

“The lie of the Zionist Holocaust crumbles with countless holocausts committed by the Zionists in Beit Hanoun, al-Fakhoura school and other places in Palestine.”

– Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar, speaking at a memorial service for Palestinians killed during the 2008 Israeli war in Gaza, January 6, 2011

“Palestine is Islamic, and not an Islamic emirate, from the river to the sea, that unites the Palestinians. Jews have no right in it, with the exception of those who lived on the land of Palestine before World War I.”

– Hamas official Halil Al-Hayya, Al-Hayat newspaper, November 11, 2010

It’s not as if Hamas is trying to hide what it is.

The assumption that an entity so evil can become something else is not innocence or wishful thinking. It is negligence and opportunism, committed by a president whose greatest sympathy is with the Palestinians, who has low regard for Israel’s leader, and who maintains only a perfunctory commitment to Israel’s safety.

25 thoughts on “Obama’s Deplorable Stance on Hamas”

  1. Question?: has anyone read “Six Days of War. June 1967 and The Making of The Modern Mid-East” by Michael B. Oren…? Digging thru my books I found it. I figure if I read it I would know more about the ‘Israel 1967 borders’ than Pres. Obama -LOL
    I keep wondering if anyone on Pres. Obama’s “National Security team” has any understanding of the “Mid east” = World history? World politics? National security?
    Besides pantsuit Hilary as a useless SecState :-( I have Google the names of Obama’s NSA or DCI whenever they speak/spew talking-points…

    1. Great point, LB. Remember, Hillary’s chief foreign policy experience was dodging Serb sniper bullets. And National Security Adviser Donilon spent the decade before joining the White House has a fixer for Fannie Mae and a corporate attorney.

      1. Keith :-)
        I was on a US Navy LSD off the coast of Bosnia in 1996 (and have the “Armed Forces Service Medal” to prove it -LOL)

        …therefore I have more “foreign policy (and ‘combat’) experience” than the current SecState.

        So? why do I have to go thru an extensive background check/security clearance just to TRY to Apply for an entry level job at State Dept or Pentagon? (YET! Barack Hussein Obama or Hilary Clinton NEVER had to fill out a SF-85 form…?)

        1. Could Obama have passed a high-level security clearance check if the investigators found out about his association with Bill Ayers or his numerous relatives – half siblings, and so forth – overseas? Open question.

    2. John “al Quds” Brennan, O’s #1 terrorism (who hates the word – since “terra is a state of mind” and “terrorism is a tactic”) advisor, was station chief in Saudi Arabia. He knows world history – so does Samantha Power – and Hillary – and Valerie Jarrett – they all do. They don’t care.

      There is an evil miasma of Jew-hatred – and Christian-hatred – spreading throughout O’s administration. Come to think of it – O makes a great Nazi – in a nicer suit.

  2. Keith, Your first quote about Hamas was in response to a question…”Q Do you agree with the comparison between Hamas and al Qaeda?” That reporter asked a bold question and rather than answer “Yes” or “No” he went into obfuscation mode.

    Once we know the question asked, his response has a very different meaning. He just told us he doesn’t think Hamas is a terrorist organization. What does that tell us when the State Dept. still identifies them as a terrorist organization but he can’t?

    1. Great point Susan. Christi Parsons, the reporter for the Chicago Tribune and LA Times who asked the bold question, is a friend of mine and I’ll make sure she is aware of the link you sent me for her story.

  3. The far left holds Hamas within a “freedom fighter” context, similar to vile rapist Che Guevara, who Anita Dunn called a “gallant fighter for justice”, and the pedophile-terrorist Yassir Arafat, mastermind of the 1972 Massacre of Israeli athletes (in conjunction with Black September), the 1976 Maalot School Massacre and the hijacking of an Air France airbus to Entebbe. The left considers Hamas (and by proxy, Hezbollah, and the many PFLP offshoots) as true advocates for peace. The Palestinian terorrist headdress – the kefiyyah – is worn by thousands of liberal college students who are in “solidarity” with FATAH, HAMAS, HEZBOLLAH, the old Marxist groups (PLP, PFLP, etc.)

    Obama, the far left’s advocate in the White House, is simply mouthing the words of Palestinian sympathizers that inhabit the nooks and crannies of the Democratic Party, or as one activist likes to address themselves – “the Democratic Underground.” We’ve heard nothing new. We’ve known it all along: the President is making it painfully clear that he holds HAMAS and the Jewish State on the same moral plane.

    No need to read the war chronicles.

    Google search Arafat. The PFLP. HAMAS and its links with liberals.

    Google search International Student Movement, Rachel Corrie, CPUSA, and the various connections between terrorism and left-wing universities.

    A good place to start is David Horowitz’s DISCOVER THE NETWORKS:

    The is what the liberal press will not talk about … the Kluxers of the Left who support murder, death, terror, Jew-baiting, racism, bigotry, filfth and torture.

    1. Thank you for the information Tom. Hate to admit it but I was one of those fools who wasn’t paying attention to what was going on in D.C. until Bush started with his amnesty push. Still have a lot to learn about everything these politicians are doing to our country.

  4. I agree with your analysis.
    And it raises the question of what exactly is the Prez trying to accomplish and why.
    The Israeli issue is a almost a red herring in the radical Muslim’s playbook. If Israel and it’s people were wiped off of this earth, the terrorist’s activity will continue until Muslims rule the world.

  5. What we need is a Jewish activist standing up at an Obama press conference and calling him, to his face, an anti-Semite. A bigot. A racist. A Nazi.

    Once the President is exposed openly, defiantly, with the activist drug out shouting and screaming, the press will then have no choice (and this includes FOX) but to debate the President’s innate anti-Semitism, instilled into him during his 20 years sitting under “my father” the HAMAS-sympathizer Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who, until the church was scrubbed, had a link to HAMAS. The press will cover for him … but tide will then open up a festering wound in America: Our innate, bigotry, racism and hatred against Jews.

    I grew up in Texas. I heard for 30 years. Comments from friends. I never heard it from my family or my church because it was instilled in us early to pray for the Jewish State; when 150 Jews were held at Entebbe, Uganda, surely to be exterminated by Yassir Arafat’s gunmen, Mom and Dad had us hold hands, get down on our knees and pray that God would deliver them. Tears streamed down her cheeks as she made intercession.

    The prayer was answered: From the heavens came five C-140’s with Israeli Commandos who rescued everyone (and their brave Air France crew) and brought them back.

    Years ago when I interviewed an Auschwitz survivor, he grabbed my shoulder and said: “You must stand up Tom and denounce the bigots, the racists and anti-Semites. They must be exhibited for what they are – purveyors of Nazi propaganda against Jews. Don’t be silent. Stand up and call them what they are: Nazi’s. Whatever color they may be. They stand for the extermination of the Jewish State.”

    The cocktail-swilling, doddering, feeble, pathetic Republicans led by liberal moderates Ryan and Boehner will not engage in such a match with the Bigot in Chief … you know, the press. Heavens. If the Republicans do not stand up to the President and call him out on his racism, bigtry and anti-Semitism, they advance the President’s *Judenrein* policy toward the Jewish State.

    1. Tom, Please don’t paint a broad swath of antisemitism over Texas. I grew up in West Texas and was not exposed to an inordinate amount of antisemitism. We were raised to judge people by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin or the religion they practiced.

  6. I’ll bet a bucket of range balls and a bag of tees that Obama never missed a class with that inveterate Jew hater Professor Edward Said, while at Columbia.
    And what do you know, now Rashid Khalidi, Obama’s ‘ol babysitter pal from Hyde Park and faux Palestinian ( whose going away party video, in which Obama toasted him, has been buried by The L.A.Times) is now the Edward Said chair at the alma mater.
    And everyone is oh so very, very surprised at the attitudes of the last two and a half years towards Israel.

    And by the way, that’s some balls to have to hear the word “Churchill” come out of this yaps mouth. He wouldn’t stop to piss on him if he was on fire.

    1. I was just thinking about that videotape, locked away in the vaults of the LAT. how interesting it would be to hear the unvarnished thoughts of Barack Obama on the noble Palestinian people and the oppressor Joos.

      couldn’t someone break in and steal it? I’m talking to you, Mossad!

  7. Hamas is suffering from in fighting between al-Zahar and Mashal over who speaks for who.The Gazans dont want Syria’s chief exile trying to talk to Israel. Its been time for Israel to have Cast Lead II for a while now,and I’m sure it’s just a matter of time for Hamas to mess it up.Then Israel needs to go in and clean it out completely

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  11. yes , obambo clearly shows his sympathy for ALL islamists and hamas is no exception… he displays an extreme far from the minds of the vast majority of our exceptional country. remember folks, he never actually worked a real job.. never even ran a paper route… from his bong filled days in hawaii to his marxist/socialist indoctrination in college (where he got low marks),to a now confused,distorted & profanity filled white house, he doesn’t know or see the same America you & I see .. his ego wont let him.. he perverts the office & insults our intelligence along the way !
    as fred thompson says “he’s a lost ball in the high weeds”

  12. Obama’s anti-Jewish mindset was perfectly predictable. But people saw what they wanted to see – liberal Dem Jews, the silly press, who made O into a messiah, and the white-guilt independent voters. Like Chauncey Gardiner – they poured their hopes & dreams for a post-racial country into O’s empty suit. Well, empty except hatred of white folks & Jews.

    Maybe – maybe – some few of our leaders are finally finding the courage to speak up:
    “Last Friday, May 20th, U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert of the First District of Texas indicated the current Administration appears to be complicit in supporting the designated terrorist organization Hamas. Thus far, there has been nearly no media coverage on the Congressman’s comments, which, one would think, would have a significant impact because of the implications of such an accusation.

    The comments came during an interview on the nationally syndicated radio program, “The Sean Hannity Show,” and were in response to reports of the attendance of Mohammed Magid at President Obama’s speech on Thursday May 19th at the U.S. Department of State regarding Israeli and Palestinian issues in the Middle East.

    Mohammed Majid is the President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the lead Muslim Brotherhood organization in North America and – according to Muslim Brotherhood (MB) documents – the “nucleus for the Islamic Movement in North America.” The MB By-Laws state the purpose of the Muslim Brotherhood is to “establish Allah’s law (Shariah) in the land” and the Brotherhood Creed includes the phrase “…Jihad is our way and martyrdom in the way of Allah our inspiration.” ”

    I’m sure Rep Allen West (FL), who SHOULD be our Pres, would have something to say about this as well.

    In ’07, while O & Michelle – and their girls – were still faithful members, Jeremiah Wright’s “church” published an essay by a Hamas official in the church bulletin/newsletter, in the Pastor’s Corner section:
    PDF of the article:
    Note that the original article was published in the LA Times – which has also refused to release the entire video of Obama’s attendance at a dinner honoring Rashid Khalidi – ex-PLO thug & BF of terrorist Bill Ayers:

    Just for fun – a very short clip of a Fatah (not Hamas) official, explaining how “our goal has never been peace … ” – but peace is a means to an end – the end, of course – a Palestinian state:

    It all makes for quite an interesting “mosaic”, using the Newspeak of Hillary’s State Dept.

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