Thursday, April 20, 2006

Jack Straw

Daily Telegraph:
Britain wants to have "normal relations" with Hamas and is seeking means of unfreezing millions of pounds worth of aid to Palestinians, Jack Straw said yesterday, in a striking softening of tone.

Two days after a Palestinian suicide bombing killed nine people in Tel Aviv, the Foreign Secretary appeared to be moving away from America's policy of isolating the new Hamas-led Palestinian government and starving it of funds…

The Foreign Secretary is said to believe that re-writing the Hamas charter, which calls for the destruction of Israel, is not a precondition for dialogue.

Even on the issue of renouncing violence, Mr Straw appears to have set the bar quite low.

It is understood that Mr Straw could accept silence from Hamas on the question of violence, leaving it to the moderate Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to denounce the suicide bombers.
I hate you Jack Straw.

Previously on DFH:

Straw silent over Abdul Rahman
Straw condemns European free press


Blogger Clematis Fraud said...

Do not fret, DfH. This could mean many things:

1) Jack Straw is merely leaving the door open for negotiations with Hamas. He is promising to keep an open mind so that members of the new Palestinian government may come to the negotiating-table.

2) Straw is unwilling to make pre-conditions publicly in the hope that Hamas will not feel isolated by the world community. Meanwhile, Foreign Office staff are engaging with their counterparts in the PA and seeking 'private assurances' from them that violence will cease and negotiations with Israel can commence.

3) Jack Straw is a dhimmi fuckwit who is merely trying to curry favour with Muslim opinion in his constituency.

6:52 pm  
Blogger DFH said...

Ooh, that's a tough one!

8:08 pm  
Blogger Adversarial said...

There is a 4th Option: Jack Straw's undergraduate politics are lurking just below the surface and Muslims generally have been appropriated by the Far Left. Consider the Respect Coalition, for example. This is not necessarily entirely to the benefit of ordinary, common-or-garden Muslims. They are being used and manipulated for political reasons. They are being used as a totem to legitimate the authoritarian Left's position on all manner of things from the 'race relations industry' down. It is leverage for the imposition of anti-democratic, authoritarian legislation.

In Far Left circles, Muslims are often considered the heirs apparent to the erstwhile 'poor oppressed masses' that was once comprised of the proletarian working classes. This is why the working classes have been all-but abandoned by Labour. It ties in with the gerrymandering of marginal constituencies of course, which at least gives the motive as to Jack Straw's apparent capitulations.

I'm sure we all remember the balletic genuflections of the Foreign Secretary in the wake of the Mahammed cartoon cariacatures.

2:15 pm  

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