Clueless, and ultimately suicidal, dhimmitude from Russia. “Israel to Russia: Hamas is like the Chechen terrorists,” from Haaretz, May 12:
The Foreign Ministry on Wednesday slammed Russian President Dmitry Medvedev’s call to involve Hamas in the Mideast peace process, and likened the organization to the Islamist Chechen rebels.
“Hamas is exactly like the Chechen terrorists and [Hamas chief Khaled] Meshal is exactly like Chechen leader Shamil Basayev,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
“Developed countries cannot separate terrorists into good ones and bad ones based on their geographic location,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
“Hamas murdered thousands of innocent people, many of them immigrants from the former USSR and even Russian citizens.”
“Just as Israel unconditionally supported Russia in her struggle against Chechen terror, we expect equal treatment in our struggle against Hamas.”
The Foreign Ministry also said that it was very disappointed that the Russian president met with Hamas leader Khaled Meshal in Damascus on Tuesday….
As well it should have been.