Thursday, December 07, 2006

Democrats and Hamas

If this is true then I expect heads to roll- Hamas are after all a designated terrorist group. For members of the Democrats to actually be involved in talks with them smacks of treason to me. It remains to be seen if the report will turn out to be confirmed or not- but I sincerely hope that someone in law enforcement or anti-terrorism in America is investigating this claim.

Hamas met with a delegation of "important Democrats" who expressed interest in relations with the Palestinian terror group even if it doesn't recognize the right of Israel to exist, a Palestinian news website claimed today.

Maanews quoted a source in the Hamas-led Palestinian Authority stating the terror group felt it important to meet with members of the Democratic Party since, the Hamas source said, the party will likely win 2008 presidential elections.

Stacie Paxton, a spokeswoman for the Democratic National Committee, told WND the party was not aware of any meeting.

Just to be clear, these are the people the Democrats are accused of meeting with-

Signaling a change in tactics, Hamas' military wing on Wednesday called on Muslims around the world to attack American targets after an apparent misfiring of an IDF artillery shell in the Gaza Strip.

"America is offering political, financial and logistic cover for the Zionist occupation crimes, and it is responsible for the Beit Hanoun massacre. Therefore, the people and the nation all over the globe are required to teach the American enemy tough lessons," Hamas said in a statement sent to The Associated Press.

In other words, Democrats may be in talks with a group not only responsible for mass murder of innocent Israeli civilians but one which has also effectively declared war on America. And as Daniel Pipes has noted, Hamas has already infiltrated mainland USA- and they have the potential to switch tactics rapidly in order to commit acts of terrorism there.

In August 2004, a longtime Hamas money-man, Ismail Selim Elbarasse, was arrested for videotaping the details of Maryland's Bay Bridge. This "set off alarms among U.S. counterterrorism investigators," the Baltimore Sun reported. They treated the incident as a Hamas reconnaissance of the bridge and "as a potential link between Hamas and Al Qaeda." In court papers, authorities alleged that the images Elbarasse's shot of the bridge included close-ups of features "integral to the structural integrity of the bridge."

Only a few years ago I would have dismissed out of hand claims that Democrats would meet with a bloodthirsty terrorist group. Right now, I don't know what to make if this- but given their rhetoric, I wouldn't be at all surprised.

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