November 28th, 2013

Next on Obama’s “to do” list

This?:

The US and Hezbollah are in secret indirect talks managed by London dealing with the fight against Al-Qaida, regional stability and other Lebanese political issues.

Senior British diplomatic sources, quoted in a report in Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Rai on Wednesday, said British diplomats are holding discussions with leaders of the Lebanese organization and transferring the information to the Americans.

…Because the US, unlike the UK, recognizes both the political and military wings of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization and refuses to distinguish between them, US officials cannot legally meet with any member of the party. But according to the sources, the US is willing to hear the views of the party and “warm up to a direct relationship in the future.”

Three years left of Obama’s term is a long time, and no doubt a lot can be accomplished, especially with secret talks.

5 Responses to “Next on Obama’s “to do” list”

  1. Matt_SE Says:

    As a narcissist, Obama doesn’t understand that people can hold very different ideas than he does. That goes for much of the left.
    I’m sure he thinks all the “bad guys” of the world are just misunderstood, and that if he reaches out to them they will reciprocate.
    Unfortunately, the left are never the ones that get burned so they never learn their lesson.

    …y’know, assuming Obama’s not just evil.

  2. Bill Says:

    Being as Hezbollah is responsible for the 1983 Marine barracks bombing that killed over 200 Marines, I’d say talking to them about anything other than their unconditional surrender is treasonous.

  3. FOAF Says:

    Bill: +100

    I have said that I have no objection to negotiating with Iran (basically Hezbollah = Iran) as long as the negotiations resemble the ones we had with Japan on the deck of the Missouri.

  4. assemblerhead Says:

    The only kind of “negotiations” Islamics will understand …
    will resemble what Tamerlane ( or Tamburlaine in English ) did to Asia Minor or Sherman’s March to the Sea. That method of negotiation was used by the Roman Empire with “barbarians”.
    -
    It worked really well.
    -
    Since King Barry wants to reduce the ICBMs / Nukes on Standby … Just designate Iran as the “Disposal Zone”.
    The catch … everything you get rid of has to be “armed and self propelled” so to speak.
    The bonus — real easy for Russia to verify the “decommissioning of ordnance”… and Extremely Cheap on disposal labour costs.
    -

  5. Ymarsakar Says:

    A narcissist doesn’t consider people as human, merely as tools. Do you name and talk to every one of your tools, your car, your ipod and treat them with respect?

    What would be the point?

    It’s not about understanding whether your ipod or kindle has a “different idea”.

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