This is reminiscent of James Clapper’s saying that the Muslim Brotherhood was “largely secular,” and shows yet again that Obama Administration officials have no idea what they’re dealing with in regard to Islamic jihadists, and are taking our nation and our allies on the road to ruin by continuing to ignore and downplay what the jihadist agenda really is.
“Hillary: Hamas Officials ‘Largely Technocrats,'” by Joel B. Pollak, Breitbart, June 16, 2014:
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told an audience in Toronto on Monday that she supported President Barack Obama’s decision to work with the Palestinian Authority’s new unity government, even though it includes the Hamas terror organization, because the new governing officials are “largely technocrats.”
“I think it’s a holding position,” Clinton said, describing Obama’s stance. “And the reason it’s a holding position is that the makeup of this joint [Fatah-Hamas] enterprise are largely technocrats. They’re academics and they’re business people. They don’t represent sort of, what you might call hard-core Hamas leadership.”
U.S. law prevents funding the Palestinian Authority if it is affiliated with Hamas, but as The Blaze reported last week, the new unity government exploits loopholes in American law by appointing ministers who are nominally “apolitical.”
The exercise is fictitious, however, as Hamas continues to carry out terror activities despite joining the unity government–including last week’s kidnappings, which were celebrated by both Palestinian factions.
In addition, Palestinian “technocrats,” such as former PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, often honor and support terrorists even though they may not be directly involved in terrorist activities themselves.