Sunday, January 10, 2010

Hamas and Hillary

“U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday said that the United States is working with Israeli and Palestinian authorities”

The legitimate voice of the Palestinian people is Hamas. The MSM rarely publishes what they say, only second hand commentary from those whose purpose is to distort the nature and negotiating position of this highly principled organization.

“The political leadership of Hamas is probably the most highly qualified in the world. Boasting more than 500 PhDs in its ranks, the majority are middle-class professionals - doctors, dentists, scientists and engineers. Most of its leadership have been educated in our universities and harbour no ideological hatred towards the West. It is a grievance-based movement, dedicated to addressing the injustice done to its people. It has consistently offered a ten-year ceasefire to give breathing space to resolve a conflict that has continued for more than 60 years.”

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/guest_contributors/article5420584.ece

“Our message to the Israelis is this: we do not fight you because you belong to a certain faith or culture. Jews have lived in the Muslim world for 13 centuries in peace and harmony; they are in our religion “the people of the book” who have a covenant from God and His Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him) to be respected and protected. Our conflict with you is not religious but political. We have no problem with Jews who have not attacked us - our problem is with those who came to our land, imposed themselves on us by force, destroyed our society and banished our people.

We shall never recognise the right of any power to rob us of our land and deny us our national rights. We shall never recognise the legitimacy of a Zionist state created on our soil in order to atone for somebody else’s sins or solve somebody else’s problem. But if you are willing to accept the principle of a long-term truce, we are prepared to negotiate the terms. Hamas is extending a hand of peace to those who are truly interested in a peace based on justice.”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2006/jan/31/comment.israelandthepalestinians

“The logic of those who demand that we stop our resistance is absurd. They absolve the aggressor and occupier - armed with the deadliest weapons of death and destruction - of responsibility, while blaming the victim, prisoner and occupied. Our modest, home-made rockets are our cry of protest to the world. Israel and its American and European sponsors want us to be killed in silence. But die in silence we will not.”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/jan/06/gaza-israel-hamas

“There are plenty of examples where no recognition does not mean war. China and Taiwan for example have not recognized each other but they trade and cooperate with each other. – By withholding a formal recognition we just don’t want to give Israel the legitimacy for having taken our land in the first place.”

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=4192

I say bullshit to Hilary Clinton. She has not spoken one word to the legitimately elected representatives of the Palestinian people and the reason is clear. Hamas mean what they say and they will settle for nothing less than an end to Israel’s colonial enterprise.

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peterquixote said...

Most of my life has been a state of political ignorance dude, being part Jewish was enough for me, then one day I saw the film 'Occupation 101' and then I thought Jesus I have been dumb .
peterquixote

Brewerstroupe said...

My understanding has developed rather more gradually - I have written about the initial epiphanies in the first few entries to this blog.
I haven't seen Occupation 101 yet but there is quite a good summary here with historical footage:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK7JJea3Sz8

I have also found my picture of the current conflict subject to change the closer I watch it. Understanding the nature of Hamas and the crucial role that the right of return for the refugees plays in both Israeli and Palestinian politics has been a relatively recent development. It helps with understanding the propaganda. Israel try to portray it as a non-issue but for a majority of Palestinians, it is the only issue. That is why they voted for Hamas and why Hilary and her Likud mates won't talk to them.

Israel is in panic mode now that serious people are taking notice of Hamas:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_7823000/7823746.stm