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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

What does 'engaging with Hamas' mean?

Chuck Hagel wants to engage with Hamas, and is rumored to have accepted money from Hamas-affiliated donors. But what does that mean for US Senators voting on his nomination? It seems obvious to all of us, but Caroline Glick tries to explain it to them.
But then, nestled up next to these arguments is a little thing called reality. And beyond Harvard-styled pseudo-sophisticated pontifications, it is important to consider the actual significance of a position like that of the soon-to-be-confirmed US Secretary of Defense. Who and what is Hagel seeking to legitimize by adopting this position? What is Hamas?

So here is a clip from 2010 of a speech by senior Hamas leader, (and respected physician), Mahmoud al-Zahar.
Let's go to the videotape. More after the video.



All the senators who plan to vote for Hagel, as well as those, led by Senator John McCain who refuse to filibuster his appointment, need to be asked whether they agree that Hamas should be engaged by the US. And if they don't agree, then how do they justify their support for a man who feels comfortable sitting down with Hamas? Do they think that Hagel's position is a reasonable, legitimate position that they respectfully disagree with? If so, can they explain what is reasonable and legitimate about his position?

Read the whole thing (and there's another video embedded in it).

The video ought to be played for the Senate and its Armed Services Committee.

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7 Comments:

At 4:56 PM, Blogger Marvin said...

Add Mahmoud al-Zahar to the list of Anti-Semites the world has known, and he will be one of the next to meet his maker.

 
At 4:56 PM, Blogger Marvin said...

Add Mahmoud al-Zahar to the list of Anti-Semites the world has known, and he will be one of the next to meet his maker.

 
At 4:56 PM, Blogger Marvin said...

Add Mahmoud al-Zahar to the list of Anti-Semites the world has known, and he will be one of the next to meet his maker.

 
At 4:57 PM, Blogger Marvin said...

Add Mahmoud al-Zahar to the list of Anti-Semites the world has known, and he will be one of the next to meet his maker.

 
At 5:15 PM, Blogger Marvin said...

Add Mahmoud al-Zahar to the list of Anti-Semites the world has known, and he will be one of the next to meet his maker.

 
At 5:16 PM, Blogger Marvin said...

Add Mahmoud al-Zahar to the list of Anti-Semites the world has known, and he will be one of the next to meet his maker.

 
At 5:16 PM, Blogger Marvin said...

Add Mahmoud al-Zahar to the list of Anti-Semites the world has known, and he will be one of the next to meet his maker.

 

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