Thursday, March 20, 2014
Obama Commends Abbas For 'Consistently Renouncing Violence' ???
On Monday, before his meeting with Palestine's unelected dictator Mahmoud Abbas, President Obama did the usual press appearance with Abbas and said something quite interesting:
"I have to commend President Abbas," Obama said alongside the Palestinian leader. "He has been somebody who has consistently renounced violence, has consistently sought a diplomatic and peaceful solution that allows for two states, side by side, in peace and security; a state that allows for the dignity and sovereignty of the Palestinian people and a state that allows for Israelis to feel secure and at peace with their neighbors."
Let's examine that, shall we?
For starters, Abbas just signed a new unity agreement with Hamas, an organization that is openly genocidal and makes its members swear an oath to pursue a second Holocaust.
Abbas is a Holocaust denier, even if he lies about it today to handpicked audiences of Left wing Israelis. And his Moscow University thesis denying that the Holocaust occurred is a required part of Palestine's educational curriculum.
Abbas and the Palestinian Authority under his control have always glorified the murderers of Israeli civilians. Mahmoud Abbas and Fatah, after all, are the same folks who made child murderer Sami Kuntar an honorary 'Palestinian' citizen and gave him a hero's welcome after he was released in a prisoner swap. Abbas and his Fatah faction have made a point of naming public buildings and streets after murderers and teach their children about the virtues of killing Jews in their mosques, media and schools.
And Abbas pays terrorist murderers who are convicted in Israeli civilian courts monthly salaries to encourage further violent attacks against Jewish civilians, with the higher salaries for both Hamas and Fatah killers reserved for those who commit the most heinous murders and thus get longer jail terms.
The Fogel family who lived in the Jewish community of Itamar were at home relaxing after the Sabbath on March 11, 2011 when two Palestinians affiliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) Hakim Awad and Amjad Muhammad Fawzi Awad carried out an 'operation' they had planned in advance. After cutting through a security fence, they broke into the Fogel's home and murdered five members of the family pictured above, including a 3-month-old baby. They butchered them without even the regard a slaughterer usually gives to an animal. They are on the PA's salary list, receiving top dollar because of the five life sentences they received.These are your tax dollars at work, courtesy of President Obama, the UN and the EU.
Another killer Abbas has on the PA payroll is Mahmud Amro, a member of Fatah's Tanzim, who admitted deliberately targeting 10-month-old Shalhevet Pas while she was in her stroller at a playground full of children and murdering her back in 2001.
Abbas refers to monsters like these (and the Awads and Amro are by no means exceptional) as 'heroes of freedom' and 'holy martyrs'. The ones the Israelis have unwisely released like child murderer Sami Kuntar have always received a hero's welcome and honors from Abbas, and he is insisting that every one of them be freed as part of any peace agreement.
This is the man that our president lauded as someone who has 'consistently renounced violence.'
That must have been in between the times Abbas was openly encouraging and rewarding it.
I find it hard to even comprehend the mentality of a president who would refer to Mahmoud Abbas in this fashion.
And to add to the mix, President Obama has not only spent millions of your tax dollars knowingly supporting Abbas and Hamas, he has spent additional millions building up a Palestinian army. Run by General Keith Dayton, an Obama favorite, we have basically set up the equivalent of two combat brigades for Abbas, armed with U.S. equipment including APC carriers...with more to come. Even General Dayton admitted to congress that there was a good possibility of these troops we're equipping and training turning those weapons on Israel's civilians.
This president's disdain for Israel is palpable and so his tolerance for Islamist terrorism.