We have heard Obama words about change, hope, respecting 2nd Amendment, etc. etc…..only to see his actions tell us a very different thing…..an example (one of many): Obama’s “heartfelt” words on his protection for the middle class and respect of middle America…of course, that all took a back seat when he decided to visit an elitist group in San Francisco and proceeded to tell them that those very same people he wants to protect and respect are “bitter and clinging to their guns and religion”….some respect!
The latest, and perhaps, one of the more alarming examples involves Hamas and Obama’s words about Hamas.
A crash course on the terrorist group that is Hamas from Pajamas Media:
Hamas was founded in December 1987 by Sheikh Ahmed Yassin — killed seventeen years later in an Israeli raid — and is the Palestinian branch of the Egyptian-based Muslim Brotherhood. Already in 1988 Hamas began shooting, stabbing, and stoning Israelis to death (incidents are proudly listed in the organization’s “Glory Record,” a popular document on anti-Israeli websites).
That year Hamas also promulgated its charter, which states: “Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it. … There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through jihad. … Jihad is [our] path and death for the sake of Allah is the loftiest of [our] wishes.”
During the campaign season last spring, Ahmed Yousef of Hamas had this to say in an answer about talking with the next US President. From FoxNews.com:
“We don’t mind–actually we like Mr. Obama. We hope he will (win) the election and I do believe he is like John Kennedy, great man with great principle, and he has a vision to change America to make it in a position to lead the world community but not with domination and arrogance.”
Obama’s response in front of a Jewish crowd?
Obama criticized former President Jimmy Carter’s decision to meet with Hamas, telling Jewish leaders Wednesday that “Hamas is not a state, Hamas is a terrorist organization.”
“We must not negotiate with a terrorist group intent on Israel’s destruction,” Obama said. “We should only sit down with Hamas if they renounce terrorism, recognize Israel’s right to exist, and abide by past agreements.”
Well, lo and behold, Hamas is now telling us a different tale than the one Obama spins. In an interview with a London publication yesterday, the same adviser to the Prime Minister of Hamas, Ahmed Yousef, had this information to offer:
In an interview published Tuesday in the London-based Al-Hayat, Dr. Ahmad Yousef, political adviser to Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, said senior Hamas figures had held a secret meeting with advisers to Barack Obama in Gaza before the U.S. elections.
Throughout his campaign Obama’s official line was that he would “only talk with Hamas if it renounces terrorism, recognizes Israel’s right to exist, and agrees to abide by past agreements.”
According to Yousef in the Al-Hayat interview, the Obama-Hamas talks were already ongoing during the U.S. election campaign: “We were in contact with a number of Obama’s aides through the Internet, and later met with some of them in Gaza, but they advised us not to reveal this information as it may influence the elections or become manipulated by McCain’s campaign.”
Yousef also claimed he personally had friendly relations with some of Obama’s advisers and that “Haniyeh will draft a congratulatory letter to Obama for his victory.”
As far as I know, Hamas has not yet renounced terrorism, has no plans to abide by past agreements and has not recognized Israel as its own state.
So why does Obama have his minions talking to Hamas? And BEFORE the election nonetheless? Aside from the dangerous policy issues associated with talking to terrorists without preconditions, why does Obama have his aides talking to known terrorists groups during a campaign with another sitting President at the helm? Obama’s arrogance and chutzpah knows no bounds.
It’s hard to disagree with this assessment by David Hornik of Pajamas Media:
“A clash between Obama’s public, anodyne, mainstream statements and behind-the-scenes activities of a different nature would confirm the fears of those concerned about Obama’s history of association with radical people and ideologies.”
It would have been nice to know about the cordial relationship between Obama’s advisers and Hamas during the campaign. But, of course, it was an article of faith in the mainstream media that Obama’s many unsavory and radical associations were somehow irrelevant to any expectation as to how he would govern as President.
Are any of you 52’s having the least little bit of buyer’s remorse yet…now that you’ve had a week to let the blinding buzz where off?
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