Skip to comments.Barack Obama sacks adviser over talks with Hamas
Posted on 05/09/2008 1:44:52 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Barack Obama sacks adviser over talks with Hamas
Barack Obama had criticised former President Jimmy Carter for holding direct talks with Hamas Tom Baldwin in Washington
One of Barack Obamas Middle East policy advisers disclosed today that he had held meetings with the militant Palestinian group Hamas - prompting the likely Democratic nominee to sever all links with him.
Robert Malley told The Times he had regularly been in contact with Hamas, which controls Gaza but is listed by the US State Department as a terrorist organisation. Such talks, he stressed, were related to his work for a conflict resolution think tank and had no connection with his position on Mr Obama's Middle East advisory council.
Ive never hidden the fact that in my job with the International Crisis Group I meet all kinds of people, he added.
But Ben LaBolt, a spokesman for Mr Obama, responded swiftly, saying: "Rob Malley has, like hundreds of other experts, provided informal advice to the campaign in the past. He has no formal role in the campaign and he will not play any role in the future."
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Note to self: Sacked for getting caught not for the meeting,
Barry said that he could not criticize Jimmy Carter because Carter was a private citizen.
Obama Flip Flop
I believe that Obama will prove to be a curse to America.
Wait and see. You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can not fool all of the people, all of the time. May God help us.
Sorry, meant Anthony Lake :-p
Very, very interesting. Not surprising, just interesting.
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Chattin’ with a chimp in chimpanzee,
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Maybe get an animal degree,
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Alligator, guinea pig, and flea!
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If people ask me “can you speak rhinoceros?”
I’d say “of courserous! Can’t you?”
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Grunt and squeak and squawk with the animals,
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This guy is a bigger flip-flopper than Lurch.
Malley’s Arafat Connection
While Robert Malleys past history might seem typical for a bright young man pursuing a senior Middle East policy position in a future Democratic administration, digging a little deeper reveals something quite untypical in his past. Robert Malley grew up in France, where his Egyptian-born father, Simon Malley, and New York raised mother, Barbara (Silverstein) Malley, were radical publishers of a controversial magazine about Africa and the so-called Third World. Malleys parents were rabidly anti-Israel and counted Yasir Arafat as a personal friend. Indeed, Arafat was among those leaders (for want of a better word) who intervened with the French government to readmit the Malley family to France after they had been expelled for their radical activities.
That is, while in the Clinton administration Malley dealt directly with Palestinian matters, and with Yasir Arafat himself, despite having a huge and hidden conflict of interest: close ties between his family and Yasir Arafat.
Well, hidden from the public when questioned about it in 2001, Dennis Ross, Clintons senior Middle East adviser, said that the Clinton administration knew all about Malleys past.
While CAMERA did not publish all the facts at the time, we did mention the ties between Malley and Arafat in an article in 2005.
But now, with Malley possibly a Middle East advisor to a major presidential candidate, it seems the full story should be exposed. I will try to minimize repetition of what others have recently published on this subject, while still laying out the facts in a coherent way.
WASHINGTON, DC 20015
INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP
CLINTON, HILLARY RODHAM
VIA HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT
03/28/2007 1000.00 27930582968
Obama won’t talk with Hamas, but will talk with their boss Iran.
Won’t talk with Frank Nitti, will talk with Capone.
Too late golden boy.
Power, Malley, Goolsbee...Obama sure can pick 'em....
It may explain the strange way McCain emphasized that Hamas endorses Obama. Maybe McCain was simply waiting for this bombshell to come out.
Uh, huh. I think you owe Senator McCain an apology, junior.
It's not quite as bad as the list of Arkancides tracked here at FreeRepublic, but it very troubling and revealing nonetheless.
My mother had a saying about the company you keep...he sure keeps interesting company.
Great get on BHO’s MidEast Expert:
Why would Barack Obama have on his foreign policy staff a man who has been widely criticized for a revisionist history of the Middle East peace process sharply at odds with all other accounts of the proceedings?
Why would Barack Obama give credibility to a man who seems to have an agenda that includes empowering our enemies and weakening our friends and allies?
How did Robert Malley, with a record of writing that reveals a willingness to twist facts to serve a political agenda, come to be appointed by Obama to his foreign staff?
Was it a recommendation of Zbigniew Brzezinski to bring on board another anti-Israel foreign policy expert?
What role did the left-wing anti-Israel activist George Soros play in placing Robert Malley (or for that matter, Brzezinski himself) in a position to influence the future foreign policy of America?
What does it say about Senator Obama’s judgment that he appointed a man like Malley to be a top foreign policy advisor?
Or does it speak more to his true beliefs?
*A digression, if I may, regarding Malley and impressive sounding titles. A Washington Post article on Senator Obama’s foreign policy advisors described him as having been President Clinton’s Middle East envoy. Now this would come as a surprise to Ambassador Dennis Ross who actually was Clinton’s Middle East envoy. Indeed, there is a paucity of mentions of Malley in Ross’s exhaustive history of the Middle East peace process during the Clinton years, The Missing Peace, where more often than not he is described as a note-taker-once serving as Yasser Arafat’s stenographer.
I just hope we can keep this going through the weekend and into Monday.
Great link to Malley’s father, friend of Arafat.
Wow, what gall this Hussein Obama has, he must know his MSM will protect him, like they did the Clintons for all those years.
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