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Why did Obama broker
a victory for Hamas?

Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 11/25/2012 5:46:43 PM

With unusual candor, the Washington Post declares in its top headline that “Hamas’ tactics garner support” and that “Palestinians see path to victory through fighting.” This strengthening of Hamas is the entirely predictable consequence of the cease fire that the Obama administration worked to impose on Israel. Because Hamas waged war against Israel and the Israelis backed down, it is (to quote) the Post “the commonly held view in both territories (the West Bank and Gaza) that the Islamist militants of Hamas — who refuse to recognize Israel — defeated their enemy, and that they did it with weapons


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Reply 1 - Posted by: vrb8m, 11/25/2012 5:55:42 PM     (No. 9033496)

“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

This quote comes from page 261 of the paperback edition of The Audacity of Hope.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Cat Ballou, 11/25/2012 5:57:06 PM     (No. 9033497)

Judging from his behavior since becoming our leader, that´s a rather stupid question.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ruready?, 11/25/2012 6:00:14 PM     (No. 9033504)

No doubt that Obama pals around with terrorists and does all that he can to orchestrate their victory. That said, having Muslim #1 make a rocket for Muslim #2 to fire off, places the odds strongly in Israel´s favor.

Netanyahu´s highest priority is finding the homes of the next set of Hamas´ leadership. Guess this is the Israeli form of affirmative action. I think Netanyahu should get the credit for this latest round of Hamas promotions.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 11/25/2012 6:01:08 PM     (No. 9033507)

Hamas got their rear end handed to them on a stick. If that´s victory, then many happy returns.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Judith, 11/25/2012 6:17:14 PM     (No. 9033529)

Look at his record. You won´t have to ask the question when you look at his record and listen to his words.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 11/25/2012 6:39:33 PM     (No. 9033558)

I´m with #4, I usually like Mirengoff but he´s way off on this one.

The Arabs always declare victory, no matter what happens. I´m sure Saddam is still celebrating in Hades.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: clayusmcret, 11/25/2012 6:44:25 PM     (No. 9033562)

obama´s muslim upbringing makes him sympathetic to Hamas. Less so to democracy and our republic.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 11/25/2012 6:51:32 PM     (No. 9033568)

To paraphrase Flip Wilson´s ´Geraldine´, "The Devil/Mohammad made him do it"...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jeffreyabigail, 11/25/2012 8:01:56 PM     (No. 9033621)

#4 is correct, Israel shot down their missiles, destroyed the Hamas headquarters, killed a couple of key thugs, and hit other targets. Hamas killed I believe five Israelis. This was a victory for Israel, but they should have kept bombing for another week.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 11/25/2012 8:06:49 PM     (No. 9033626)

Because he -Obama- has absolutely no idea, none whatsoever of what he is doing, that´s why. It´s not mysterious and it is not especially sinister. There are no secrets, no malevolent agendas, no sophisticated schemes to work evil. Not at all. It is incredibly simple. Obama and people who think like him are utter, militant, incorrigible fools. That´s all there is to it. I know it is tempting to construct more interesting and elaborate theories to explain their irrational and destructive behaviors and their bizarre theories. I have spent much time dwelling upon such complexities myself, before concluding that, as usual, the simplest explanation is the best. Those people -Obama and his faithful followers- are hopeless fools. Our best hope is that the inevitable consequences of their militant folly will awaken enough American sleepers and dreamers to prevent the re-election of such ridiculously incompetent people. It will hurt, but it may perhaps be instructive. For as Aeschylus noted long ago, "We suffer into truth."

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Reply 11 - Posted by: JAN, 11/25/2012 8:32:35 PM     (No. 9033648)


I´m with #4

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rubinski, 11/25/2012 8:38:42 PM     (No. 9033657)

Why did Obama do it? Because, as #10 states, Obama is clueless.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: horacer, 11/25/2012 8:47:03 PM     (No. 9033663)

If Hamas isn´t defeated and forced to capitulate they win. Bibi handed Hamas victory. If you leave the smuggling routes open you lose. Netanyahu should have told Hillary that electricity, fuel, food and medicine shipments to Gaza would cease until the tunnels were shut and the Sinai - Gaza border was secured in a way that no weapons could enter. He stopped nothing.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Udanja99, 11/25/2012 10:57:39 PM     (No. 9033750)

Because 0bama is EVIL.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 11/25/2012 11:42:29 PM     (No. 9033773)

Oh! Oh! I know this one! It´s because Baby Doc Obama is an anticolonialist just like Daddy, and a Muslim just like StepDaddy! He has so many daddy issues, one would think he earned his living upside down on a stripper pole.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: bumbleshorts, 11/26/2012 4:49:12 AM     (No. 9033862)

"Why did obama broker a victory for Hamas?"

Hundreds of rockets slam into Israel and obama says not one single word. Israel mobilizes to attack Hamas, obama goes into overdrive to broker a ceasefire...plus give Hamas even more of American´s money.

You do the math.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Grambo, 11/26/2012 8:04:18 AM     (No. 9033984)

Ask the Egyptians and Libyans how well it worked out for them when Obama stepped in to help. With a friend like Obama…

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Rinktum, 11/26/2012 8:04:48 AM     (No. 9033985)

Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood have been emboldened by Obama´s reelection. They know they have a friend in Obama and Mrs. Clinton. Israel also knows that Obama is not to be trusted. Obama´s policies have created chaos in the Middle East. It is more volatile and the bad guys seem to have the upper hand. Some may believe that Obama is incompotent, but I believe he knows exactly what he is doing. He is on a mission to destroy us economically, militarily, and so weaken our influence on the world stage that we will not be able to support our ally Israel. The die is cast and this will not end well for anyone.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 11/26/2012 8:33:43 AM     (No. 9034019)

Because Obama doesn´t want to help Israel against Iran.

Israel escalates toward Hamas, and Iran gets involved. Then Barcky is stuck, obligated to Israel but without his heart in it.

He could have handled Iran years ago, and CHOSE NOT TO. Pressure now keeps up aligned with Israel, but not because he wants to be. Full-blown out war between Israel and Iran would necessarily bring us in, and in Barcky´s mind, on the wrong side.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: M2, 11/26/2012 8:34:36 AM     (No. 9034022)

#10, respectfully, you underestimate them. They know precisely what they are doing and are not "fools". The agenda is nothing less than the Islamization of America (and the world), and efforts toward that end are remarkably successful so far.

People understimate Obama and his puppeteers at their own peril. The outrageousness of their actions against America in the past 4 years will get even more outrageous. This IS a "sinister" plan. Many writers and others have warned us about it and if we ignore creeping Sharia Law, we deserve what we get.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 11/26/2012 8:40:25 AM     (No. 9034030)

An article in Pravda notes that Obama won the illiterate vote.
interesting how the Russians can see it so plainly.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: LZK, 11/26/2012 9:01:33 AM     (No. 9034051)

Ahhhhh --- I wouldn´t count BiBi out -- yet....

He got an improved defense shield from the deal. I suspect that´s what he wanted all along....

Go -- Moosad!!


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Reply 23 - Posted by: planetgeo, 11/26/2012 9:11:18 AM     (No. 9034065)

I´m sorry but the argument that it´s all due to incompetence and cluelessness just doesn´t hold up. Just look at the evidence. If it were simple incompetence, you would expect some random positive results every now and then. That never has happened. In every single case, his actions help our enemies (Hamas, Iran, Syria, etc.) and damage both us and our allies. Such consistency would not be the case with simple incompetence.

No. Based on all the evidence it´s indisputably willful and deliberate.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/26/2012 9:17:30 AM     (No. 9034070)

24, and if we doubt your theory, just have a look at the stellar "investments" Zippy made with the stimulus $$. Name one winner.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Flyball dogs, 11/26/2012 9:29:47 AM     (No. 9034089)

M2 and planetgeo speak for me.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Aegedius, 11/26/2012 9:29:58 AM     (No. 9034090)

Nobody won, but perhaps Israel is winning. Hamas ran out of rockets and bombs and agreed to a "truce" until Iran can re-supply them.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: caddyjak, 11/26/2012 9:42:03 AM     (No. 9034108)

The Republican Party owes it to American to invoke the 12th Amendment rule and elect Romney.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: shurnuff, 11/26/2012 9:43:38 AM     (No. 9034111)

Has anyone else noticed that wherever obama and hillary stick their noses in, the place goes to pieces fast?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: larryp, 11/26/2012 10:09:20 AM     (No. 9034156)

I hnk Obama wants Netanyahu out. First the war and then all the screeds abour how Israel lost. Next will be a small party pulling out of Netanyahu coalition.
Prob Code Pink is over there now. code Pink and the Goog ex VP spent months in Egypt undermining Mubarak

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Reply 30 - Posted by: RancherJack, 11/26/2012 10:49:27 AM     (No. 9034217)

Obama is the anti-Christ

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Reply 31 - Posted by: peterfleming, 11/26/2012 11:23:09 AM     (No. 9034282)

Gambling wih your money, unlicensed broker with no legitimate documents proving his qualifications to lose your money. Add to that craziness, his adherence to several totalitarian ideologies. More like a witch doctor; the flavor of the day is what you get. With the largest promise of freebies since Hitler, he has people stumbling over themselves to hand over to him their once precious votes. And his Himler is telling the people they don´t even have to be qualified for voting either. It feels like Mel Brooks wrote and composed all of this crazed garbage, and he´s trying to top his earlier PRODUCERS smash hit show-within-a--show...remember ? SPRINGTIME FOR HITLER !

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Reply 32 - Posted by: paulfromTexas, 11/26/2012 11:26:40 AM     (No. 9034293)

He, like all good muhammedans, does as the Mullah says to do.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: trapper, 11/26/2012 1:29:43 PM     (No. 9034502)

Why did Obama broker this?

Elsewhere Dr. Krauthammer asks a similar question: "Why was there war in Gaza?" See:


Perhaps the answer is in this article in the Tribune:


"Hamas will seek $1 billion in reconstruction aid from the Arab world and international community to help rebuild the Gaza Strip,"

Whenever we are left scratching our heads trying to figure out why in the world someone did something that made no sense, had no apparent purpose, and yielded no identifiable benefit to anyone, the answer invariably is that they made money from it. Does anyone really think anything will be rebuilt once Hamas gets the cash? Seriously? Was the whole thing just an elaborate ruse to set up a money grab afterward? Was Obama in on the charade, just like the youtube video fairy tale?

I´ve gotten SO cynical.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: stealthy, 11/26/2012 1:35:52 PM     (No. 9034517)

I know whose side God is on so it doesn´t matter what Obama does, maybe he is the anti-christ?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: JustCause, 11/26/2012 1:37:44 PM     (No. 9034521)

The correct answer is a liberal quantity of ´Pass the Doobie´...

Has anyone ever seen the pResident eat with his left hand? Just wondering...

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