Obama/HAMAS Pre-Election Meeting Scandal
HAMAS: Barack Obama advisors asked HAMAS to keep pre-election meeting secret!
We learned yesterday Robert Malley is relaying messages for Barack Obama in the Middle East as his senior policy advisor, according to his aide. This contradicts what the Obama team told Americans last May after it became public Malley regularly met with the terrorist organization, Hamas. At the time, the Obama team told us they ditched him.
So now can we reasonably conclude this was just empty rhertoric to fool us or did Malley's aide get this all wrong?
Today, we read that HAMAS claims there was a secret pre-election meeting between them and Obama advisors, as well. Heck, Malley was probably at this "secret" meeting. Hamas claims they were advised by the Obama team to keep the meeting secret so it wouldn't influence the election! This is major, if true.
Bamboozled again, America?
"Dr. Ahmad Yousef, a political adviser to the prime minister of the Hamas-led government, Ismail Haniyah, revealed Tuesday that prior to the US presidential elections, a secret meeting was held between senior officials from the Palestinian movement and President-elect Barack Obama's advisers in the Gaza Strip.
"We were in contact with a number of Obama's aides through the Internet, and later met with some of them in Gaza, but they advised us not to reveal this information as it may influence the elections or become manipulated by [Republican candidate John] McCain's campaign", Yousuf said in an interview with London-based Arabic-language newspaper Al-Hayat, published Tuesday."
According to Yousuf, Hamas' contact with Obama's advisors was ongoing, adding that he personally had friendly relations with a few of Obama's advisers whom he had met when he lived in the US. "Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh will draft a congratulatory letter to Obama for his victory in the elections," added Yousef.