YESTERDAY, BLAIR SUGGESTED HAMAS BE INCLUDED IN "THE PEACE PROCESS" - ER UM AFTER THEY RECOGNIZE ISRAEL'S RIGHT TO EXIST:
Hamas should be part of the Middle East peace process, said Tony Blair, former British prime minister and envoy to the region of the international quartet of powers, in comments published on Friday.RECENTLY, THEY WERE REPORTS OBAMA HAS REACHED OUT TO THEM.
"I do think it is important that we find a way of bringing Hamas into this process, but it can only be done if Hamas are prepared to do it on the right terms," Blair said in an interview with the Times of London newspaper, published on its Web site.
Blair is the Middle East envoy for the quartet of Middle East peace negotiators - the United States, the United Nations, Russia and the European Union.
... Blair repeated the Quartet position that there can be no talks, official or unofficial, with Hamas until they renounce violence and recognize Israel. However, he said that his "basic predisposition is that in a situation like this you talk to everybody."
AND HIS SUPPORTER AND IDOL, DHIMMI CARTER, WAS DEFENDING THEM DURING THE WEEK - ON THE MSM AND MORNING TV; HERE'S A LINK TO AL JAZEERA'S REPORT.
THERE'S ONE LITTLE PROBLEM: THEY'RE NOT INTERESTED.
JPOST: "Hamas: Blair's suggestion 'testifies to his stupidity'"
After Middle East Quartet envoy to the region Tony Blair said in in an interview to The Times that Hamas must be involved in the peace process, the movement and its leaders issues statements both denouncing Blair and drawing strength from his comments.IRAN ISN'T INTERESTED IN ANY TALKS EITHER - THEY SEE IT FOR WHAT IT IS: A SIGN OF WEAKNESS:
Mushir al-Masri, chairman of the Hamas faction in the Palestinian Authority parliament said "Tony Blair's words prove that Europe and the world understand that all attempts to uproot Hamas and erase it from the Palestinian scene have failed, and that today we are the first and foremost power" representing Palestinians.
Echoing Blair, Masri said "the only gate into the Palestinian issue and its transformation into any agreement cannot occur unless through Hamas - a movement that cannot be ignored."
However, in a published statement, Masri said Blair's comments were "utterly foolish and useless." He said the sentiment the Quartet's envoy expressed to the Times was "a return to the same obstacles erected by the West, as an excuse to postpone Palestinian democracy, continuing the siege of the Palestinian people and granting the Zionist enemies the cover to commit their crimes - the last of which was the Gaza war and the refusal to recognize the legitimate parliament and government of the Palestinians."
US President Barack Obama's offer to talk to Iran shows that America's policy of "domination" has failed, the government spokesman said on Saturday.SO THE SNOWCROFTIAN "REALIST" OBAMA IS WRONG, ALL WRONG.
"This request means Western ideology has become passive, that capitalist thought and the system of domination have failed," Gholam Hossein Elham was quoted as saying by the Mehr news agency.
"Negotiation is secondary, the main issue is that there is no way but for (the United States) to change," he added.
After nearly three decades of severed ties, Obama said shortly after taking office this month that he is willing to extend a diplomatic hand to Tehran if the Islamic republic is ready to "unclench its fist".
In response, Iranian President Ahmadinejad launched a fresh tirade against the United States, demanding an apology for its "crimes" against Iran and saying he expected "deep and fundamental" change from Obama.
- IN FACT, "REALIST" IS A MISNOMER WHEN APPLIED TO PEOPLE - LIKE SNOWCROFT AND BRZEZINSKI - WHO THINK TALKING TO THE JIHADO-MANIACAL ENEMY WILL ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING POSITIVE FOR OUR SIDE.
- IN FACT, IT JUST GIVES THE ENEMY ENCOURAGEMENT AND TIME TO STRENGTHEN.