Bad news for the Middle East

Posted by: ST on January 26, 2006 at 9:32 am

The Islamic terrorist group Hamas won the Palestinian elections yesterday. Israel and the US have both said they will not deal with the new Hamas government (British Prime Minister Tony Blair made similar statements earlier this week).

The only people this election is good news for are the pro-terrorism-against-Israel Palestinians who voted Hamas into the government in the first place, and folks like Jimmy Carter – who seems to be mystified as to why Hamas would even be labelled a terrorist organization.

Oh – and I’m sure the UN is pleased as well.

Israellycool reminds us of what Hamas stands for:

“Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it.”

[…]

“The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf consecrated for future Moslem generations until Judgement Day. It, or any part of it, should not be squandered: it, or any part of it, should not be given up.”

[…]

“There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors.”

Alexandra at All Things Beautiful:

A Dark Victory for the rest of the world.

Yep.

Additional commentary on this can be found at the following blogs: Outside the Beltway, Gateway Pundit, Publius Pundit, Jihad Watch, Stop the ACLU

Update: A recap of the President’s speech from MSNBC:

WASHINGTON – President Bush on Thursday did not rule out dealing with Hamas, which won the Palestinian parliamentary elections, but said the militant Islamic group would have to renounce its call for Israel’s destruction.

“Peace is never dead” Bush said at a news conference when asked if he ruled out ever dealing with Hamas.

But he added that “if your platform is the destruction of Israel, it means you’re not a partner in peace, and we’re interested in peace.”

Asked in a follow-up question if he was ruling out dealing with a Palestinian government that was made up partly of Hamas, he replied: “They don’t have a government yet, so you’re asking me to speculate on what the government will look like. I have made it very clear however that a political party that articulates the destruction of Israel as part of a platform is a party with which we will not deal.”

Bush called the election results a “wake-up call” to the old guard Palestinian leadership, many of whom are holdovers from the days of Yasser Arafat.

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  • 15 Responses to “Bad news for the Middle East”

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    1. Alexandra says:

      All Things Beautiful TrackBack A Dark Victory

    2. blogagog says:

      This may not be as bad as most people are thinking. Fatah did nothing worthwile for peace, and Hamas would be hard-pressed to make things any worse over there.

      We have to remember that Fatah is just as pro-terrorist as Hamas. The only difference is that Fatah denies it.

    3. GBA says:

      Why is anyone surprised?
      HAMAS is the only political party left for the Palestinians. The Israelis have been assinating any and all political disenters to their policies for years. HAMAS is just good at hiding and resurecting itself. What will be interesting is if the can transform from a militant political group to a functioning government. They have been running charities, hosptitals and orphanges for decades. But can they handle governing by a rule of law? Or will they take power only to fail in this endeavor. If their first order of business is the strict establishment of rule of law and enforcing that law with vigor. We in our lifetime may see peace between these two crazy countries.

      The Nazi v. Hamas depiction is interesting but it’s important to remember that many Americans including, Henry Ford, Prescott Bush and Charles Lindberg were taken by the charm of the Nazi’s and did much to finance and further the Nazi cause. The Nazi’s said that they were about family values, conservative politics and protecting Christianity.
      Do these words remind you of anyone?

    4. steve says:

      Checkmate, so everybody watch their step. Peace

    5. Big Bang Hunter says:

      – Does the agenda’s of the “National Socialists” remind me of anyone. Yes GBA, but I doubt my answer would make you very happy. The irony of course is, that AH was probably the most extreme Socialist of all time. That well could be why the Left spends so much time yammering and projecting his ideas onto their hated rivals, and trying so hard to distance themselves from that rabid lunitic. Yet so much of what the “Progressives” have to say these days aligns very closely with the words he used when he started. Strange to say the least, and very telling.

      – Bang **==