This is not the Onion: Obama appoints Hamas-loving Rob Malley his adviser on ISIS
Robert Malley, a 'diplomat' who was fired from President Hussein Obama's 2008 Presidential campaign for maintaining contacts with Hamas, has now been put in charge of the Obama administration's 'efforts' to confront ISIS
The POTUS-in-Chief is taking it to the “Islamic State” in Paris this week, delivering blow after blow with his climate-summit rhetoric
like George Foreman KO-ing Ron Lyle at Caesar’s Palace. Has a
bloodthirsty, Islamofascist guerrilla-terrorist movement ever been
driven so thoroughly onto the ropes? You decide.
But Obama’s not stopping there. His administration announced today
that it’s appointing a new senior advisor to the president on ISIS.
The mainstream media picked it up a few hours ago.
For those who have forgotten....
Among other things, Malley has a long family history of anti-Semitism.
Then there's Malley who advocates US engagement with Hamas and Israel's national suicide:
In today's WaPo, Malley and Miller have co-authored an op-ed,
in which they claim that it is in both Hamas' and Israel's interests to
work together to calm the environment so that Hamas can 'govern' and
Israel can carry out its
At The American Thinker, Ed Lasky provided some insight into the sources of Malley's thinking:
convergence surrender plan.
But for calm to prevail, Malley and Miller argue that Israel and the
United States must recognize three 'realities':
Hamas will not accept the three conditions put forward by the
international community (recognition of Israel, renunciation of
violence, acceptance of past agreements), certainly not now and
certainly not under threat. Instead, these should be redefined in terms
that are both meaningful and realistic: Is the government solidifying
the cease-fire and restoring law and order? Is it dealing pragmatically
with Israel on issues of mutual concern? Has it endorsed the Arab
League's Beirut resolution, which, by calling for normalization of
relations with Israel once a peace agreement has been reached,
implicitly entails recognition? These are benchmarks that most
Palestinians would accept -- and that most Palestinians would blame
Hamas for rejecting.
This is nonsense on several counts.
First, so long as Hamas does not renounce violence and actively work to
oppose it, violence will continue, whether perpetrated by Hamas or by
Islamic Jihad and others with Hamas' blessing. Without a renunciation of
violence 'solidifying the cease fire' and 'restoring law and order' are
meaningless. It would allow violence to resume at any time. Second, so
long as Hamas does not recognize Israel, it will not deal with Israel -
pragmatically or otherwise. In Hamas' view, dealing with Israel means
making demands on it, which Israel has no reason to fulfill. Third, the
endorsement of the Beirut resolution is meaningless because it is
contingent upon Israel accepting the 'right' of 'Palestinian refugees'
to return to their 'homes' in Israel - which Israel can never accept
without forfeiting its character as a Jewish state. Sure 'Palestinians'
would accept these 'benchmarks.' They'd be happy to see Israel agree to
commit national suicide.
little family history may be in order to understand the genesis of
Robert Malley's views. Normally, one should be reluctant in exploring a
person's family background -- after all, who would want to be held
responsible for the sins of one's father? However, when close relatives
share a strong current of ideological affinity, and when a father has a
commanding persona, it behooves a researcher to inquire a bit into the
role of family in forming views. That said, Robert Malley has a very
His father Simon Malley was born to a Syrian family in Cairo and at an early age found his métier in political journalism. He participated in the wave of anti-imperialist and nationalist ideology that was sweeping the Third World.
He wrote thousands of words in support of struggle against Western nations. In Paris, he founded the journal Afrique Asie; he and his magazine became advocates for "liberation" struggles throughout the world, particularly for the Palestinians.
Malley loathed Israel and anti-Israel activism became a crusade for
him-as an internet search would easily show. He spent countless hours
with Yasser Arafat and became a close friend of Arafat.
He was, according
to Daniel Pipes, a sympathizer of the Palestinian Liberation
Organization --- and this was when it was at the height of its terrorism
wave against the West. His efforts were so damaging to France that
President Valerie d'Estaing expelled him from the country.
has seemingly followed in his father's footsteps: he represents the
next generation of anti-Israel activism. Through his writings he has
served as a willing propagandist, bending the truth (and more) to serve
an agenda that is marked by anti-Israel bias; he heads a group of Middle
East policy advisers for a think-tank funded (in part) by anti-Israel
billionaire activist George Soros; and now is on the foreign policy
staff of a leading Presidential contender. Each step up the ladder seems
to be a step closer towards his goal of empowering radicals and
weakening the ties between American and our ally Israel.
Robert Malley's writings strike me as being akin to propaganda. One notable example is an op-ed that was published in the New York Times (Fictions About the Failure at Camp David). The column indicted Israel for not being generous enough at Camp David and blamed the failure of the talks on the Israelis.
has repeated this line of attack in numerous op-eds over the years,
often co-writing with Hussein Agha, a former adviser to Yasser Arafat
(see, for example, Camp David: The Tragedy of Errors
). He was also believed to be the chief source for an article by
Deborah Sontag that whitewashed Arafat's role in the collapse of the
peace process, an article that has been widely criticized as riddled with errors and bias.
is a revisionist and his views are sharply at odds with the views of
others who participated at Camp David, including Ambassador Dennis Ross
and President Bill Clinton. Malley's myth-making has been peddled in the notably anti-Israel magazine, Counterpunch and by Norman Finkelstein, the failed academic recently denied tenure
at DePaul University . Malley's Camp David propaganda has also become
fodder for Palestinians, Arab rejectionists, and anti-Israel activists
across the world.
What could go wrong?
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