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Friday, May 20, 2011

Hamas Dissatisfied

Note to readers: Due to my work and caregiving schedules, I will be posting less frequently than usual.

Graphic - Israel and the surrounding area:
Yesterday, Obama delivered his second outreach speech to the Islamic world. In his speech, Obama proposed that Israel return to pre-1967 borders as a gesture of peace to the Pseudostinians and to further the two-state solution.

Predictably, instead of a willingness to negotiate with Israel, Hamas has dubbed Obama's speech as "total failure." From this source:
President Barack Obama's Mideast policy speech Thursday was a "total failure," Hamas said Thursday evening.

"The (Arab) nation does not need a lesson on democracy from Obama," said Hamas spokesman in the Gaza Strip, Sami Abu-Zuhri. "Rather, Obama is the one who needs the lesson given his absolute endorsement of Israel's crimes and his refusal to condemn Israel's occupation."

"We will not recognize the Israeli occupation under any circumstances," the Hamas spokesman said, while adding: "We object to intervention in our internal affairs.
Congressman Allen West's press release yesterday explains what a return to pre-1967 borders would mean for the nation of Israel:

"Today's endorsement by President Barack Obama of the creation of a Hamas-led Palestinian state based on the pre-1967 borders, signals the most egregious foreign policy decision his administration has made to date, and could be the beginning of the end as we know it for the Jewish state.

From the moment the modern day state of Israel declared statehood in 1948, to the end of the 1967 Six Day War, Jews were forbidden access to their holiest site, the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, controlled by Jordan's Arab army.

The pre-1967 borders endorsed by President Obama would deny millions of the world's Jews access to their holiest site and force Israel to return the strategically important Golan Heights to Syria, a known state-sponsor of terrorism...."
Read the rest of Congressman West's statement HERE.

Surely, Obama has read The Charter of Hamas! In part, that charter, the mission statement of Hamas, reads as follows in Article 28:
...The Arab states surrounding Israel are required to open their borders to the Jihad fighters, the sons of the Arab and Islamic peoples, to enable them to play their role and to join their efforts to those of their brothers among the Muslim Brothers in Palestine. The other Arab and Islamic states are required, at the very least, to facilitate the movement of the Jihad fighters from and to them. We cannot fail to remind every Muslim that when the Jews occupied Holy Jerusalem in 1967 and stood at the doorstep of the Blessed Aqsa Mosque, they shouted with joy: “Muhammad is dead, he left daughters behind.” Israel, by virtue of its being Jewish and of having a Jewish population, defies Islam and the Muslims....
According to Dore Gold, former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations:
"Frankly, the 1967 lines are not defensible. Israel today is 45 miles wide, you put us back to the 1967 lines, we are 8 miles wide. The state of Israel can’t be defended with those dimensions."http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif
Why in the world did Obama propose that Israel return to pre-1967 borders? What are his motives in making such a statement?

Additional reading: Silverfiddles's essay "Is Obama Stupid, an Israel Hater, or Both?"

27 comments:

  1. Merkel supports Obama's proposal:

    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she supported President Barack Obama's speech on the Middle East and that basing a peace agreement on Israel's 1967 borders could be the way forward.

    "I think the proposal of taking the 1967 border and of considering the exchange of territory -- considering it and not dogmatically adhering to it -- would be a good and manageable path," Merkel told a news conference.


    Obama's meeting with Netanyahu today should be a real doozie.

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  2. Now I know he will be out in 2012.

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  3. Ann Barnhardt had this to say about Obama's speech yesterday:

    Obama Trying His Damndest to Start WW3
    Posted by Ann Barnhardt - May 19, AD 2011 11:57 AM MST


    Okay. Here's what you need to understand about what Obama just did. He said that there needs to be a Palestinian State based upon the pre-1967 borders. This isn't just throwing Israel under the bus, this is throwing Israel into the woodchipper. This is like saying that the U.S. needs to return to the 1802 borders. Wait . . . no one give him any ideas about that. I'm sure Obama would be tickled to death with that.

    Benjamin Netanyahu is en route to the U.S. and is scheduled to give a speech to a joint session of Congress. Obama has just chop-blocked one of our staunchest allies. Further, what Obama is really doing is inciting and inflaming anti-Israel sentiment on the Muslim street, which is already wildly destabilized. He is throwing gas on the fire.

    Here is what they are trying to do. If Israel does not now FULLY surrender to the pre-1967 borders, the muslims will use this as an excuse to riot and eventually attack - because they now have the EXPLICIT BLESSING of the POTUS to do so. Obama/Soros has given the Caliphate a central rallying point. In the name of "human rights", Obama/Soros is setting up a chessboard whereby a U.S./U.N. occupation of Israel will be "needed" to "enforce" the 1967 borders. If Israel tries to defend itself against muslim aggression - which remember has been agitated by Obama himself - or defend its sovereign territory, Obama/Soros will cast these actions of Israeli self-defense and self-preservation as "human rights violations" and move in. DO WE NOW FULLY UNDERSTAND WHAT THE PURPOSE OF THE LIBYAN ACTION WAS? It was simply to establish a precedent. Bishop to e6.

    If I may be so bold, Netanyahu needs to take a page out of my playbook. He needs to give Obama the @$$kicking of a lifetime in his address to Congress. These Obama/Soros people are common gutter-scum street thugs, and need to be treated accordingly. TAKE OFF THE GLOVES AND BRING THE BEAT-DOWN. Because it is either that, or World War 3.

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  4. The Hamas response is revealing, and actually helps Israel's case.

    Are there really people so naive as to think that if Israel just give in to a few key demands all will be peaceful?

    Complete destruction of Israel is the jihadi goal. Nothing less. If they can't do it all at once, they'll do it one bite at a time, all the better to savor the blood they lust after so much, while using the issue to keep the ignorant masses all stirred up.

    Excellent post, and thanks for the bump!

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  5. Hamas has dubbed Obama's speech a "total failure"... I find myself agreeing with Hamas for the first time ever, but of course, for exceedingly different reasons.

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  6. My jaw is still slack.

    I have yet to post on this, due to incredulity on one hand, and being sadly unsurprised on the other!

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  7. Unfortunately, Obama often doesn't carry through with his talk.

    Love to be a fly on the wall in the meeting today. Great to have him bitch slap NuttyYahoo.

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  8. Warren's not in the mood for anti-Smite today. He will take care of you when he gets home!

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  9. Hamas won't be happy until they get rid of Israel completely. Now they have the backing of the US president.

    Debbie
    Right Truth
    http://www.righttruth.typepad.com

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  10. A complete setup for the UN to step in and divy up. IMO. Great post.

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  11. Cube,
    Well, even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

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  12. Duck said:

    Love to be a fly on the wall in the meeting today. Great to have him bitch slap NuttyYahoo.

    I say:

    I'd pay good money to see Netanyahu bitch-slap Obama.

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  13. Obama has sided with the Arab spring.

    Meanwhile:

    ...[A] new survey [by Pew] finds that the rise of pro-democracy movements has not led to an improvement in America’s image in the region. Instead, in key Arab nations and in other predominantly Muslim countries, views of the U.S. remain negative, as they have been for nearly a decade. Indeed, in Jordan, Turkey and Pakistan, views are even more negative than they were one year ago....

    All of Obama's sweet talking about the Arab spring is for naught.

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  15. I'd pay good money to see Netanyahu bitch-slap Obama.

    Right!

    Obama is a disgrace to our nation and I hope this will wake up many Jewish liberals. That he is no friend of the Jews, but a great friend to Muslims.

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  16. I'm convinced this is all part of a plan to bring about war in the Middle East, including the so called arab Spring. Why would anyone want the US as an ally?

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  17. Ducky only gets a thrill up his leg when the dictators from Iran and Venzuela come here and bitch slap Bush.

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  18. Warren,
    Be sure to check my comment at the post below (May 20, 2011 7:54:00 AM EDT).

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  19. Yea Nostradumbass, you and President Jughead have something in common. You both have a problem with JOOOOOS.

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  20. Imagine Obama as president of another country...would an objective observer consider him to be friend or foe of the United States?

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  21. Pew Research shows that despite his best efforts to coddle Muslims in the Middle East and support their revolutions, Obama's popularity with the "Arab Street" has declined precipitously in the last two years. They now hate him just as much as they hated G.W. Bush. Wait, I thought the problem was with us, and all we had to do was "reach out" to the Arab Street. I think Obama has perhaps unintentionally demonstrated that the Muslims are the ones with problems.

    And to top it all off, Obama may have just alienated Jewish donors and votes, who have been huge in the success of the Democratic Party.

    Netanyahu diced and sliced Obama in the most calm, civil and logical manner possible. Obama's body language and facial expressions were screaming anger and hostility. He doesn't like being taught reality by those who know better than he.

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  22. Most of the left has no love for Israel. From Helen Thomas to President Obama, they could care less if Israel were wiped off of the map. Why the Jews voted this guy into office, I don't know, but unless they hate Israel as much as President Obama and his administration does, I don't see them giving him their votes for a second term. Frankly, I don't believe that America will survive a second term of this loser either.

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  23. I find it amazing that the state run media is saying that the U.S. has always wanted Israel to withdraw to the 1967 borders.

    It is a blatant lie.

    Which is refuted entirely by this.

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  24. Good morning SH, As much as I tire of saying it, I continue in the hopes that those who fail to hear may one day FINALLY get it.

    Obama, friend to Reverend Wright, Louis Farrakhan, Al Sharpton, Moammar Ghadaffi (yes Ghaddafi), has nothing but total disdain for Israel, i.e., the Jewish community as a whole.

    It can be no simpler than that.

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  25. If by bitch slap you mean our worthless President undercut the only real aaly we have in the region than yes Obama bitch slap the leader of Israel. I guess I would ask why any one would be excited about use "bitch slapping" our allies? The whole idea sounds like the product of a less than fully developed and mature mind ie childish. Fortunately the leader of Israel is just that a leader and his speech reflected the will of a people to struggle against people who do not grasp the situtaiton and in the end there is little doubt who "won" that exchange of ideas but I doubt Netany saw it as a contest....

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