Monday, July 28, 2014

Does Pelosi Think that Hamas is a "Humanitarian Organization"?

Michael L.

nancypelosiThere is something fundamentally wrong with the Democratic Party and the progressive-left in its understanding of political Islam.  They seem to have no historical understanding of the movement or where it comes from, nor any understanding of the extent or significance of its current activities throughout the Middle East.

This is true, however, only if we assume that the party and the movement actually oppose the rise of political Islam.

This is a shaky proposition, at best.

Today, much to my astonishment, CNN has published the transcript of a conversation between California congresswoman, Nancy Pelosi, and CNN correspondent Candy Crowley.

In this transcript Pelosi says this:
We have to support the Palestinians and what they need. And we have to confer with the Qataris, who have told me over and over again that Hamas is a humanitarian organization...
It is a rather unusual conclusion to an exchange between the two and, to be fair, just because Qataris told Pelosi that Hamas is a humanitarian organization, this does not automatically mean that she believes them.  Of course, one must wonder just what she was thinking, therefore, when she raised the point with Crowley, to begin with.  The clear and obvious implication is that Pelosi is sympathetic to that point of view.

If this is the case it can only mean that Pelosi believes that a genocidal organization that calls specifically for the slaughter of the Jewish people can be a "humanitarian organization."  Either that or she is so woefully ignorant of the Middle East and Israel that she should very definitely remain silent on the matter.

I suspect the latter.


  1. And to think, I worked for the Red Cross for a year and never got my missile training!

    Some humanitarian organization they are! Pfftt..

    1. Surely you do not believe that Nancy Pelosi thinks of Hamas as a "humanitarian organization" if she understands that it calls for the genocide of the Jews directly in its charter.

    2. Well, we wouldn't want to upset the terror funding states. I suspect she's ineptly trying to express how hard it is to work out a 'deal' with a state which sees terrorist organizations as humanitarian groups.

      Perhaps this is why I'm not a congressman or an ambassador, but my initial reaction to such a situation would be to tell the terror lovers to get fucked, then.

      G-d forbid we should upset Qatar, though, in our quest to, umm... wait a minute, what is our quest here?

      Sit back and let Israel finish the fucking job, once and for all.

  2. Replies
    1. Why would you assume malice?

    2. She's on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. One suspects she's not entirely vapid of the contents and subject matter of the issues that her committee is chartered with handling.

    3. I think I may see the inklings of my next EOZ piece.

      Tanks, Trudy.

    4. FWIW, Pelosi is a representative, not a senator, and is the Minority Leader.

      The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is chaired by Robert Menendez, a great friend of Israel.

    5. I think that we all knew very well that Nancy Pelosi is a representative, not a Senator.

      People sometimes misspeak.

      It should also be noted that she is the ranking Democratic member of the House Committee on Intelligence, which speaks to Trudy's point,i.e., she should know better.

      I will be very curious to see if I hear back from her office in Washington.

      I won't hold my breath.

    6. Just to be clear, not everyone that may stumble by here may know this information, which is why the correction was offered.

    7. I am pleased to report that I have received an email from Mr. Hammill, Pelosi's Deputy Director of Communications.

      He writes:

      "As Leader Pelosi reiterated in her CNN interview, Hamas is a terrorist organization. As also stated, she believes that in supporting a two-state solution, we must support Abbas, we must support Israel’s Iron Dome initiative and we must support the humanitarian needs of the Palestinians. She also believes that engaging the Qataris, who refer to Hamas as a humanitarian organization and fund such needs, would put additional pressure on Hamas to stop the rockets attacks and destroy all tunnels."

      What caught my eye was that last sentence.

      Qatar supports Hamas, as does Turkey.

      Yet the Obama administration wants both involved in negotiations?

  3. Pelosi's San Francisco office referred me to deputy communications director, Drew Hammill.

  4. My letter to Drew Hammill:

    Dear Mr. Hammill,

    I am the editor of a small pro-Israel / pro-Jewish on-line magazine called Israel Thrives. The reason that I am contacting you is because in a recent conversation with CNN's Candy Crowley Representative Pelosi said the following:

    "We have to support the Palestinians and what they need. And we have to confer with the Qataris, who have told me over and over again that Hamas is a humanitarian organization..."

    This came at the end of the conversation and, to give Ms. Pelosi the benefit of the doubt, it is somewhat ambiguous.

    I have two questions and if you have the time over the next few days perhaps you can respond.

    1) Does Nancy Pelosi believe that Hamas is a humanitarian organization?

    2) If she does not, why did she raise the opinion of Qataris on the matter to begin with? The reason that I ask this question, of course, is that it seems to indicate a sympathy with the Qatari view.

    In any case, I thank you in advance for your response.


    Michael Lumish, PhD

  5. Qatar has funded terrorism for years, but Nancy has to make nice with them to please Obama.

  6. Here's a must read article on the devastation that Hamas was trying to perpetrate:

  7. What's the kindest thing you can say?

    The woman has a has a terribly embarrassing public brain snap and needs to go into deadbeat politician rehab for five years followed by incarceration in a half way house in South Sudan until certified no longer a threat by a panel of experts that includes Jonathon Pollard.

  8. It gets worse Mike et al:

    " Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told Fusion TV’s Jorge Ramos that part of the reason Hamas hides rockets in schools and civilian areas is “Gaza is small.”

    “I’m not a military planner but Hamas puts its missiles, its rockets in civilian areas, part of it is Gaza is pretty small and its densely populated,” she said as neglecting the question of whether or not Hamas should have rockets in area to begin with."


  10. Wednesday, July 30, 2014
    IDF: Over the past 24 hours 36% of rockets fired at Israel fell short

    IDF Spokesperson SMS
    Thursday, July 31, 2014 01:29 AM

    IDF: Over the past 24 hours over 140 rockets were fired at Israel, 81
    rockets hit Israel, 9 were intercepted, and 50 fell short in the Gaza Strip.
    Since this morning, IAF aircraft targeted approximately 80 terror activity
    sites across the Gaza Strip.