Obama's Presidency: Four Good Years for Hamas

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    Reports indicate the dual presidencies of Obama and Egypt's Mohamed Morsi have been very good for Hamas.

    In fact, the militant Islamist organization that was in dire straits financially just a few years ago, now has strong financial backing and looks forward to warring against Israel for many years to come.

    Hamas has not failed to notice the daylight Obama has placed between Israel and the U.S.

    Nor have they misunderstand the direct support Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood president plans to give them should Israel attack Hamas. Reports actually indicate "Hamas feels confident Morsi would not remain idle if Israel retaliated against [Hamas'] rocket fire with a...military operation in the Gaza strip."

    Hamas, like so many other terrorist regimes, remembers then-Senator Obama's May 2008 pledge that if he were elected president, he would not be a war-monger like George W. Bush. Rather, he would sit down and talk to known dictators and/or terror sponsors like Iranian President Ahmadinejad, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, and others.

    To be fair, Obama didn't mention sitting down with Hamas leaders in this way, but it looks like they got the message anyway.

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    It's interesting that all of the mainstream news outlets are refusing to cover Benghazi.

    What else are they neglecting to report?
     
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    Hamas Fires at Jerusalem for First Time; Israel seems poised to launch ground attack...
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    Rockets slam into Israel's south in third day of IDF operation in Gaza
    Nov.16, 2012 | Rocket lands in Gush Etzion, no casualties; Israeli cabinet approves expansion of draft to more than 75,000 army reservists; IDF: Projectile on Tel Aviv did not hit ground; more than 550 rockets from Gaza explode in Israel since beginning of operation; IDF strikes over 500 Gaza targets; EU's Ashton: Hamas must cease rocket fire, Israel must make sure response is proportionate.
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    Hamas aims at Jerusalem, Israel calls reserves
    16 Nov.`12 — Hamas rocket squads aimed at Jerusalem for the first time Friday, along with commercial hub Tel Aviv, showing off their expanded reach as Israeli airstrikes pounded the Palestinian territory for a third day. Israel called up 16,000 reservists, moving a step closer to a possible ground offensive in the Palestinian territory.
     
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    Seems like they want to talk about anything but Benghazi. I've never seen a president lie like this and get away with it. Not even Clinton. Oh look, a bird!
     
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    The mayor mistake Obama made was during his visit to Egypt some time ago, when he sidelined Mubarak and appeased and encouraged the Muslim Brotherhood.

    We all know what happened after that, the best ally in the region was overthrown and the MB of which Hamas is an offshoot took charge.

    The consequences of Obama's disastrous blunder in appeasing the Islamists has yet to be felt!

    What stupid policies! you never appease Islamists, they take advantage of it at your cost just as it happened in Gaza!
     
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    Interesting piece about Benghazi and the Petraeus Affair.................



    L’Affaire Petraeus And Benghazi – OpEd
    By: Lawrence S. Schneiderman

    November 13, 2012 There is no paucity of reporting in today’s Main Stream Media on l’affaire Petraeus. The Director of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has admitted to having an extramarital affair with a married woman. And, one should not be surprised to learn of further revelations of transgressions on his part. However, while the avalanche of reporting on General Petraeus’ extramarital affair sells newsprint and fills the airwaves with prurient curiosity, it’s window dressing — pour la galerie.

    As America’s great General, George S. Patton, once said (it would seem appropriate to quote a General here): “If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.” What then is l’affaire Petraeus all about?

    The extramarital affair is a red herring. Its purpose is to cover up the Obama Administration’s failures in Benghazi and its cover up of those events. Four Americans under diplomatic protection, including the US Ambassador to Libya, were murdered in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11th, 2012, by Islamic terrorists. The date was the 11th Anniversary of the 9/11 Islamic terror attacks upon the United States in New York City and Washington, D.C.

    The Obama Administration and its accomplice the Main Stream Media, willing or duped, is using a personal extramarital affair to deflect the public from the real questions of an attack on a US Consulate in North Africa.

    Why did the Obama Administration allow its Ambassador and State Department personnel to be put in jeopardy, knowing in advance that Benghazi was an extremely dangerous environment?
    Why did the US State Department, under the direction of Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, leave the consulate without adequate protection against a terrorist attack on the Anniversary of 9/11?
    Why was a US Consulate not provided security by US Marines, as is standard operating procedure”?
    Under what authority is the CIA responsible for the protection of a US Ambassador and Consulate Office?
    Who made the decision to “contract out” security of a US Consulate to private civilian contractors who may be connected or compromised by terrorist groups in a country without a legitimate central government?
    Indeed, there are many questions to be answered, but none more important in my view than these:

    Why did the Obama Administration not come to the rescue of its Ambassador and diplomatic personnel when it had real time information on the attack of its Consulate, and military assets capable of neutralizing the attack less than two hours away in Sigonella, Italy?
    Who knew what and when? Mr. Obama, President of the United States; Mrs. Clinton, Secretary of State; Mr. Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense; Gen. M. Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Gen. Petraeus, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency; and Mr. James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence; and yet to be named White House functionaries?
    Who made the decision(s) not to send military support to Benghazi?
    In the last analysis, one would hope that the Congressional Leaders of the United States and the Main Stream Media would see the events of Benghazi as the real story that needs to be investigated, and not Gen. Petraeus’ extramarital affair. Until then, here’s what the officials and pundits wish us to think: no conspiracy; the timing of Gen. Petraeus’ resignation just a coincidence; just a sordid extramarital affair, but we need to be sure no vital intelligence was compromised; nothing to see here folks – just wag the dog!


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    About the author:
    Lawrence S. Schneiderman


    Lawrence S. Schneiderman is an International Consultant and Dr. of Public Policy, Vanderbilt University. The opinions expressed are the author's own.

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    Very short sighted, and uninformed. The US at one point also supported Al Qaeda in an effort to rid Afghanistan from the Soviets. You choose the lesser of two evils. AT ONE POINT IN TIME, because it is in your national security interests. Israel used Hamas to weaken the PLO and its terrorist leader Yasser Arafat. You talk like a 12 year old who doesn't know shit about shit.
     

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