Wednesday, December 06, 2006

I HOPE This 'Raises Eyebrows'!

Baker Panel's Mention Of Palestinian "Right Of Return" Raises Eyebrows

A reference to Palestinians' "right of return" in the report issued by the high-level Iraq Study Group broke a diplomatic taboo which sparked immediate concern in Israel and surprise among Middle East policy experts.

This is MORE Muslim appeasement--and, I think, more than a dash of Israel-hating by the Dems...

Baker Wants Israel Excluded From Regional Conference

Hamas Meeting Secretly With the Democrat Party Members


Anonymous bobcat said...

I wonder who pushed for it's inclusion?

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thankfully none of this is legislation. But the very thought that the President would consult this bunch of defeatists is disappointing. We should be telling Syria and Iran that we've had it with their meddling instead of talking tough to the Iraqis. what we should be telling the Iraqis is "Listen,we're not going to be here forever. This is your country,fix it''. J'Mac.

4:26 PM  
Blogger JINGOIST said...

I'm thoroughly disgusted with James Baker! I think he's trying to curry favor with the lefty press in his old age and build a legacy. I remember when he was a true patriot who wanted nothing more than to vanquish our enemies and help our friends.

DONAL I couldn't find the article about the secret meeting with the link you provided. What are the details?


5:58 PM  
Anonymous z said...

morgan...did you ever see the Dennis Miller video I sent you??? I hope so!!

9:46 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Hamas officials have managed to smuggle more than $66 million in cash through the Rafah border crossing in the past eight months, a member of the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority government said Wednesday.

PA Planning Minister Samir Abu Aisheh of Hamas said the cash brought in from Egypt by Hamas officials was handed over to the PA Finance Ministry. He also said the Hamas-led government has managed to pay the PA's 160,000 civil servants 69 percent of their salaries due during the last eight months.

The Palestinians have received a total of $318m. in international aid since Hamas took over in March despite international sanctions imposed on the PA, Abu Aisheh said, noting that most of the money was channeled through the office of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

This is the first time that a senior Hamas official has disclosed the total sum of money - $66m. - that has been smuggled into the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing. Several Hamas ministers, legislators and officials have managed to smuggle suitcases full of millions of dollars through the border crossing.

The most recent instance occurred last week, when PA Foreign Minister Mahmoud Zahar returned from a 14-day tour of Arab and Islamic countries carrying $20m. in cash. A week earlier, two Hamas legislators arrived at the Rafah border crossing carrying $2m. in cash each.

In another development, Abbas appears to have retracted his threat to dismiss the PA government and call early elections. Days after he announced that the talks with Hamas had reached a dead end, Abbas sent a message to Hamas expressing his desire to pursue efforts to establish a new coalition.

PA Deputy Prime Minister Nasser Eddin Shaer of Hamas said Wednesday that Abbas's message was relayed to Hamas through the director of the PA chairman's bureau, Rafik Husseini.

Shaer said Hamas was prepared to resume the talks with Abbas from the point where they stopped. "We don't want to go back to square one," he said. "We want to move forward with the talks, not 10 steps backward. All what's left now is to name the members of the new cabinet."

2:27 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

JINGO--When I read this article, it had the line in it that they had secretly met with Democrat party members.

2:29 AM  
Blogger JINGOIST said...

Do you think they withdrew it? I wouldn't be surprised at all. I heard something to this effect yesterday on the radio, but it was just a 10 second blurb. If the Dems were members of the Congressional Black Caucus what a surprise that would be. :-)


3:29 AM  
Blogger JINGOIST said...

Z, I haven't seen the Dennis Miller video. I asked my secretary to go through the e-mail and delete everything that wasn't from a customer and so it's my fault. Work has been insane and I wasn't thinking. Would you be kind enough to send it again? Thanks a lot.


3:33 AM  

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