During Obama’s 2007-2008 campaign, he fired his foreign policy adviser, Robert Malley, who admitted he had regular contact with Hamas. The more discerning candidate Obama, then promised that Mr. Malley’s services “will not play any role in the future.” Just one more promise broken, as Malley is back, this time as Obama’s Senior Director of the National Security Council. His father is of Syrian descent. Do you think Malley, who is a rabid anti-Semite, can fix Syria for BO? Hamas is in the White House again.
One of Barack Obama’s Middle East policy advisers disclosed yesterday that he had held meetings with the militant Palestinian group Hamas – prompting the likely Democratic nominee to sever all links with him.
Robert Malley told The Times that he had been in regular contact with Hamas, which controls Gaza and is listed by the US State Department as a terrorist organisation. Such talks, he stressed, were related to his work for a conflict resolution think-tank and had no connection with his position on Mr Obama’s Middle East advisory council.
Ben LaBolt, a spokesman for Mr Obama, responded swiftly: “Rob Malley has, like hundreds of other experts, provided informal advice to the campaign in the past. He has no formal role in the campaign and he will not play any role in the future.” The rapid departure of Mr Malley followed 48 hours of heated clashes between John McCain, the Republican nominee-elect, and Mr Obama over Middle East policy. Source
Let me tell you about Robert Malley. Barack Obama hired him as his foreign policy advisor, then he fired him after admitting “regular contact” with Hamas. Malley is of Syrian descent. An American Thinker article by Ed Lasky said this:
[Robert Malley’s father] Simon Malley…loathed Israel and anti-Israel activism became a crusade for him-as an internet search would easily show. He spent countless hours with Yasser Arafat and became a close friend of Arafat. He was, according to Daniel Pipes, a sympathizer of the Palestinian Liberation Organization — and this was when it was at the height of its terrorism wave against the West.
Lasky says that Malley, through the International Crisis Group (ICG) has ties to George Soros, who criticized Israel for refusing to deal with a Palestinian government that included Hamas.
Before Obama had to remove him from his campaign, aides were quoted saying Malley delivered messages to Egypt and Syria saying Obama would “enhance relations with Cairo and Damascus.” Malley also worked for Bill Clinton’s administration.
And how did Obama’s “enhancement” of relations with Cairo and Damascus work out?
Remember the failed Clinton Camp David talks? Israel demanded one thing: recognize Israel’s right to exist. Yasser Arafat said ‘no.’ Malley has been instrumental, for years, in trying to turn the blame away from Arafat and onto Israel, but it is, what it is. Palestine would not recognize Israel’s right to exist then, and won’t recognize it any time in the future, probably never.
Currently, Malley will “help devise American policy from Saudi Arabia to Iran.
Malley is a Harvard-trained lawyer and Rhodes Scholar serving as North Africa Program Director for the International Crisis Group which receives funding from George Soros’ Open Society. According to this investigative report, Malley’s father, Simon Malley, is “a key figure in the Egyptian Communist Party.
In the 1970’s the Malley family lived in France, where Robert’s father Simon Malley, published a radical magazine about Africa, Afrique-Asie, which supported various leftist “liberation movements” as well as the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. According to the Washington Post:
Police are looking for the editor of Afrique-Asie magazine, whose pro-Soviet line and support for certain Third World countries is said to have upset President Valery Giscard d’Estain, The Sunday Times of London reported.
Egyptian-born Simon Malley, 47, his American wife Barbara and their three children reportedly have gone into hiding. They face expulsion for what officials describe as “political activities which do not correspond with, and even run contrary to, French interests in certain countries.”
Afrique-Asie, which has a circulation of nearly 120,000 mostly in Africa and Latin America, is said to have received Soviet financial backing. Malley, a founder of the Egyptian Communist Party, arrived in France 11 years ago from the United States, where he worked for a Cairo newspaper. (Washington Post, Aug. 7, 1980)
According to the UPI:
… Interior Minister Christian Bonnet told the Assembly that some articles written by Malley were “genuine appeals to murder foreign chiefs of state… ”(October 3, 1980)
The New York Times characterized the magazine with these words:
Afrique-Asie, which is issued every other month, has strongly backed leftist revolutionary movements, criticized moderate African and Middle Eastern leadership and denounced Israel. (NYT, Oct. 4, 1980)
and reported in the same article that Yasir Arafat had protested the expulsion order to the French government:
Support for Mr. Malley has come from … African and Middle Eastern leaders as well as from Yasir Arafat, leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization. Source: CAMERA
I hear, although I cannot confirm, that the Muslim world is handing out candy in celebration of this announcement that Malley will have prominent presence in the White House.