Skip to comments.Hamas severs ties with Assad, backs Syrian revolt
Posted on 02/24/2012 2:25:18 PM PST by ColdOne
But as the Sunni-Shi'ite split in the Middle East deepens, Hamas appears to have cast its lot with the powerful, Egypt-based Sunni Islamists of the Muslim Brotherhood, whose star has been in the ascendant since the Arab Spring revolts last year.
Hamas makes its choice
"This is considered a big step in the direction of cutting ties with Syria," said Hany al-Masri, a Palestinian political commentator. Damascus might now opt to formally expel Hamas's exile headquarters from Syria, he told Reuters.
Banned by deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, the Muslim Brotherhood has moved to the center of public life. It is the ideological parent of Hamas, which was founded 25 years ago among the Palestinians, the majority of whom are Sunni Muslims.
Shi'ite Hezbollah still supports the Assad family, from the minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shi'ite Islam, which has maintained authoritarian rule over Syria's Sunni majority for four decades but now may have its back to the wall.
Hamas, however, has been deeply embarrassed among Palestinians by its association with Assad, as the death toll in his crackdown on opponents has risen into the thousands.
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This one will end worse than Egypt.
Reminds me of good ole days when Iranian muslims & Iraqi muslims were at constant war.
This is about to get very interesting.
Note to self: Buy popcorn.
This change is huge. Hezbollah and Hamas could get VERY ugly.
It’s always about choosing the lesser of two evils and it seems that our choices are wrong about 90% of the time.
That was Bush’s major failing, he looked at Mideast revolution(s) in the context of our revolution (and other Western revolutions). Unfortunately he failed to realize that we were Christian, God fearing rational people fighting for freedom and liberty and self determination for all rather than fanatical religious zealots seeking to dominate their spere as well as everyone in the world to adhere to their beliefs at threat of torture or death.
One cannot negotiate with an insane person nor can one expect Democracy to cure the mental illness.
It looks like most of the Middle East is having some type of war nearly everywhere and rumors of coming wars the the rest of the places. Time for a guy to come in and unite them all with a promise of peace.
Hezbollah to the North of Israel and Hamas to the South.
NOw now, we must be married and be kumbaya with Obama and all. It is the globalist thing to do to be married with rapists and pedophiles, so long the globalist Brahmin upper cast elite is insulated from that Civil Right forced busing.
YOu are so racist, regards,
BushII, "me puppy dog, we want you to be successful", Obama, antisemites wishing to forget the inconveniences of the holocaust, the Soviet genocide, and Chinese Laogai camps, et al. inc.
ANother liberal false messiah bait. Folkes, do not take it. These are leadership by proxy operations. Our intel services are getting lead by the nose, again, because they are coopting our problems with Syria and Hamas is calculating siding with the State Department so as to ultimately destroy Israel.