Hamas Threat Fatigue Peaks
Surely there must be others that have about had enough of the deluge of Hamas threats to the entire planet. The world had better utterly reject the use of blackmail as official governmental discourse from the Hamas wing of the elected Palestinian government. And with unequivocal clarity and resolve.
For the past several days, Hamas’ brazen demands have been absolutely astonishing. Threatening to attack Israel if Europe and the United States do not restore their economic assistance, essentially governmental welfare checks?
Consider the headlines (just a short sampling) over the past 48-72 hours:
EU parliamentarians meet with top Hamas official, breaking EU policy
Hamas warns of new uprising
Hamas chief warns of violence against Israel if embargo continues
Hamas chief warns of new Palestinian intifada
Hamas: New Intifada could erupt if West fails to lift embargo
But of course…
Hamas leader justifies rocket attacks
Hamas: Rocket Attacks on Israel Are ‘Self Defense’
And then there are other defensive maneuvers…
Hamas threatens more Israeli kidnappings
Oh yes, and there are other reasons to kill the Jews…
Hamas leader calls for release of top Palestinians, threatens renewed violence
“While we’re at it, let’s just kill everybody…”
Top Hamas official: Kill all Americans
“…Even our own if they try to save themselves…”
PA Arabs Forbidden by Muslim Leaders to Flee Street Violence
Is it any wonder then that…
Palestinians increasingly disillusioned with political parties, unity government: poll
RECOMMENDATION: American and European leaders should advise Hamas to have at it, in language as equally plain and undiplomatic as their own chosen discourse. They should also be advised in no uncertain terms that they will then live with the unrestrained consequences of their blackmail and barbarism. Their actions, should they enact them as threatened, will not be met with the standard calls from American and European leadership for restraint and talks. The time for talks is now, not after such wild threats followed by attacks on civilian populations, be they Israeli or others.
It is, of course, a pipe dream to envision that Hamas would consider paying the salaries of civil employees with Iran’s generous stop-gap stipends rather than build weapons stockpiles and fund indiscriminate Qassam rocket attacks into Israeli cities.
Threaten the United States and Europe that they will commence killing Israelis if we do not restore gifted money? Think about that for a second.
This isn’t a hostage negotiation with the LAPD SWAT team, Mr. Meshaal. Have a go at it if you are resolved so. There’s not much anyone can do to stop your orders or those of others in Hamas’ leadership. But don’t come crying when Israel returns fire.
But then, why would he, safely tucked away in Damascus?
comment: I got just one question: Would Ham-ass be talkin shit like this if, say, Bibi was callin the shots in Israel and Pelosi hadnt gone to Syria kissin Assaad's ass ??