Hamas was based in Damascus, and now it has moved to Qatar. Moneybags Emir of Qatar, Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, has put a lot of bread into Gaza—an investment project worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The Gulf Arabs are knaves, though, routinely in line with U$terrorist/UK/NATO, and not to be trusted.
Hamas has long ago abandoned Assad. Their long term allies Hezbollah and Iran, however, did not do so. And moreover, it was Iranian made Fajr-5 rockets that aided the Gazan resistance in the latest Israeli barbarian attack/campaign on the Gazan people. Hamas is real stupid to do what they are doing if Assad can capably thwart the bloodthirsty imperialists. Assad has been—and would have continued to be a much better ally to them than Qatar, or the other Gulf Arab states, in my opinion. But probably now they have burned that bridge forever.
Qatar and Turkey prodded Hamas to abandon one of their Axis of Resistance allies (the others Iran and Hezbollah), but at least one Hamas official acknowledged when vacating, “We have to go. But you have to understand that we have a sense of gratitude to this regime. They did a lot for us. And there are a lot of intimate relations, on a personal level.”
It’s very strange, I don’t fully understand the whole scheme—that’s going on in the Middle East right now—all that well. In Israel, Fatah, the only other Arab nationalist entity left other than Assad’s Syria, is given more respect, whilst Hamas is considered to be terrorist.
Hamas, for all intents and purposes, is the Muslim Brotherhood, and Morsi, as of yet, has done very little to help them. President Obama has infamously publically stated of Egypt/Morsi, “[we do not] consider [them] an ally . . . we [don't] consider them an enemy.” The NATO/Gulf Arab plan seems to be bringing Muslim Brotherhood governments to all of the non-GGC (Bahrain, Kuwait Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, Qatar) countries.
I believe that the benighted GCC countries would find secularism as a catalyst for their people demanding more liberties, as opposed to Muslim Brotherhood governments that would probably be more repressive, though less so when compared to the GCC ones. Additionally, the GCC countries lay claim to being Muslim, so they don’t want a “secular contagion” in their region.
The US/NATO aim in the destabilization of Syria, seems to have the intended purpose of upturning the anti-Israel/US Axis of Resistance. Hamas’ status in this axis is, of course, now very nebulous. We should keep in mind, in spite of that, it was the Iranian Fajr-5 rockets that went through the much-touted, US taxpayer-funded Iron Dome.
So, on the one hand, the bringing down of Assad’s Syria adds up, although this strange strategy of empowering the Muslim Brotherhood throughout the Middle East, while condemning them in Palestine seems rather perplexing, does it not? My decoder ring, can’t unscrew this irregularly difficult brain teaser, I look forward to reading insight and analyses from other bright minds, however, who can and will do so.
Sean Fenley is an independent progressive, who would like to see some sanity brought to the creation and implementation of current and future, US military, economic, foreign and domestic policies. He has been published by a number of websites, and publications throughout the alternative media.