Sky reporter to Hamas leader: You know you’re going to lose, right?

posted at 2:40 pm on March 31, 2008 by Allahpundit

Not sure why he thinks that when Hamas’s pals in Iran are skipping down the primrose path to nuclear weapons, but it’s gutsy of him to ask. Precious and few are the moments when a degenerate like Khaled Meshaal finds himself getting the third-degree from someone in the media, so enjoy this, starting with the questions about brainwashing — perish the thought — and rolling on through the Holocaust that apparently did happen but wasn’t nearly as bad as those crafty Jews like to say. If his reference to the 1994 massacre at the Hebron mosque is unfamiliar to you, he’s talking about Baruch Goldstein, who walked in there a la Cho Seung-Hui and gunned down 29 people. According to Meshaal, not only is the Israeli government to blame for this but it justifies the campaign of suicide terror against Israeli civilians that went on for years afterwards and will start again in due time. A thousand years from now, they’ll still be citing it as justification for every freakish atrocity they can think of. Click the image to watch.

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Yeah! Go SKY News! I used to watch them when I was stationed in England, way better than the lefty Beeb!

Tony737 on March 31, 2008 at 2:49 PM

Oh, and I used to dodge sniper fire to watch SKY news!

Tony737 on March 31, 2008 at 2:51 PM

The BBC interviewed the same guy earlier in the day but they couldn’t show it due to the reporter fellating Meshaal for twenty minutes.

Hoodlumman on March 31, 2008 at 2:53 PM

Talk about hutzpah:

I ask the international community and America to give us more advanced weapons so that we can shoot more accurately [ed- so as not to accidentally hit kindergartens with their "primative weapons"]

yo on March 31, 2008 at 3:02 PM

Awesome.

He sounds like a liberal:

Yes, socialism failed here…and here… and here….
but this time we’re going to get it right. This time it’s gonna work.

29Victor on March 31, 2008 at 3:04 PM

If you listen carefully to the translator, the subtitles don’t match what he’s actually saying. What’s up with that?

Spolitics on March 31, 2008 at 3:04 PM

What’s that phrase? Oh yeh ….

Banging your head against a brick wall.

Meshaal’s right on one count. The Palestinian people aren’t brainwashed. After so many generations steeped in blood, awash in poverty and gleefully blowing themselves up along with Israelis, it’s become genetic.

fogw on March 31, 2008 at 3:04 PM

Can’t wait to see George Clooney play him in the admiring biopic.

funky chicken on March 31, 2008 at 3:05 PM

Why do they need military power to defeat Israel? I thought that Allah would take care of that for them.

I’m so confused.

29Victor on March 31, 2008 at 3:05 PM

From an Ed Koch column about the Obamassiah, just highlighting the similarity between Obama’s “church” and the pali mindset:

Before we discuss his grandmother, let’s examine the impact of Rev. Wright’s statements on the Senator’s two daughters. Nothing says it better than a song from the musical “South Pacific,” to wit, “You have to be taught to hate and fear…You’ve got to be carefully taught.” Few dispute that Rev. Wright’s sermons are filled with hate.

It is also disturbing to me that Obama’s wife, Michelle, during a speech in Wisconsin last month, said, “For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country, because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback.”

Strange. This is a woman who has had a good life, with opportunities few whites or blacks have been given. When she entered Princeton and Harvard and later became a partner in a prestigious law firm, didn’t she feel proud to be an American? When she and the Senator bought their new home, was there no feeling of accomplishment and pride in being a U.S. citizen? When her husband was elected to the state legislature and subsequently to the United States Senate, didn’t she feel proud of her country?

funky chicken on March 31, 2008 at 3:07 PM

To 29Victor: Apparently Allah is not on their side as they’d have won by now.

Notice how these Islamonutcakes all have that same vapid stare….comes from all the illogical contortions their brains have to go through to follow the”religion of peace”.

Bubba Redneck on March 31, 2008 at 3:13 PM

This is what you get for appesement and not finishing up the job

They say they forced Isreal out, not that Isreal gave consessions to try and move the process foward.

We leave the Iraq we will get the same spin out of the Middle East and they will become more bold.

jharada on March 31, 2008 at 3:14 PM

Does he really say that Isreal is holding 11 to 9 thousand Palestinian prisioners and then say that the majority of those are from the Palestinian Parliament? Is he even listening to what he is saying or is he just parroting propaganda like some Code Pink wacko?

29Victor on March 31, 2008 at 3:18 PM

Is that george clooney?

peacenprosperity on March 31, 2008 at 3:25 PM

It’s about time Israel sent that guy a special delivery.

CP on March 31, 2008 at 3:28 PM

Talk about hutzpah:

I ask the international community and America to give us more advanced weapons so that we can shoot more accurately [ed- so as not to accidentally hit kindergartens with their “primative weapons”]

yo on March 31, 2008 at 3:02 PM

Well, the Israelis give them these advanced weapons all the time. If the Palestinians would just learn to catch the Hellfire missiles instead of letting them hit the car with the Jihadi Bombmakers, they’d have their own arsenal by now.

Nethicus on March 31, 2008 at 3:29 PM

That was very interesting. Carl did an excellent write-up.

Connie on March 31, 2008 at 3:31 PM

a la Cho Seung-Hui

That’s a little unfair. Although Goldstein’s rampage of innocents was unforgivable, many believe that he was prompted by having to treat, as a physician, victims of Palestinian terror. Arafat and Hamas regularly gave weaker reasons for killing greater numbers of Jewish innocents, which is to say that none of them were justified and all are murderers. But all were prompted by something other than vague feelings of social rejection.

calbear on March 31, 2008 at 3:31 PM

First I like to say, I can’t believe an actual British journalist gave this interview. Second, I wish there were more journalists out there that would ask serious questions like this. Third, go SKY!!

Lance Murdock on March 31, 2008 at 3:36 PM

Spolitics on March 31, 2008 at 3:04 PM

That’s what I want to know.
That was strange.

bridgetown on March 31, 2008 at 3:39 PM

Can’t wait to see George Clooney play him in the admiring biopic.

funky chicken on March 31, 2008 at 3:05 PM

I wouldn’t see it, but I wouldn’t mind Treason-wood throwing another several-tens-of-millions down another anti-American, cinematic hole. But I haven’t seen anything with Cloony since Solaris (or whatever it was).

urbancenturion on March 31, 2008 at 3:48 PM

. If his reference to the 1994 massacre at the Hebron mosque is unfamiliar to you, he’s talking about Baruch Goldstein, who walked in there a la Cho Seung-Hui and gunned down 29 people.

The mosque in question was actually the Cave of the Patriarchs (if I recall correctly) and the Muslims in there were busily chanting “Itbach Al-Yahud” (slaughter the Jews) while having religious services. After hearing that and seeing the massacre of lots of his friends and family, Goldstein went a little psycho and shot the place up. It certainly does not justify what Goldstein did as it was monstrous, but as the Hollywood says, it adds nuance (which I hate because it continues the idea of justifying anything is possible if you have nuance). The Israeli government condemned what he did and other than a select few, the Israelis certainly did not stand on street corners celebrating and handing out cookies. In fact, the vast majority of Israelis mourned along with the Palestinians the slaughter of so many.

mjk on March 31, 2008 at 3:49 PM

Goldstein went a little psycho and shot the place up.

And wasn’t he killed by Israeli police?

peacenprosperity on March 31, 2008 at 3:52 PM

If there were 1000 Baruch Goldsteins, there would be no Hamas or Mashal, and there would be a lasting peace.

It took a Hiroshima to end WWII.

Aristotle on March 31, 2008 at 3:52 PM

The BBC interviewed the same guy earlier in the day but they couldn’t show it due to the reporter fellating Meshaal for twenty minutes.

Hoodlumman on March 31, 2008 at 2:53 PM

Whaat? I missed the news that Chris Matthews joined the BBC.

Entelechy on March 31, 2008 at 3:54 PM

Is that george clooney?

peacenprosperity on March 31, 2008 at 3:25 PM

HA ! ! That’s the same thing I thought.

Wouldn’t take hardly any make-up. Cosmetic or otherwise
for him to fit the part. Well . . . . OK, I exaggerated
the second part a bit. : )

Texyank on March 31, 2008 at 3:59 PM

That was very interesting. Carl did an excellent write-up.

Thanks.

Goldstein went a little psycho and shot the place up.

And wasn’t he killed by Israeli police?
Nope. He was beaten to death by the ‘Palestinians’ inside the cave.

Carl in Jerusalem on March 31, 2008 at 4:01 PM

Sky news guy has big Brass ones. Good for him, though it must be difficult traveling through airports.

moxie_neanderthal on March 31, 2008 at 4:06 PM

Whaat? I missed the news that Chris Matthews joined the BBC.

Entelechy on March 31, 2008 at 3:54 PM

LMFAO!!!! Apparently so did I!!!!

Andy in Agoura Hills on March 31, 2008 at 4:09 PM

All I hear is “Jihad Jihad, Die Zionist Children”

What a peaceful religion.

Black Adam on March 31, 2008 at 4:09 PM

I was reminded of a conversation with a Hamas chief in Gaza last summer. I gave him the 1948, 1967 spiel and he said: ‘You know what, you’re talking about 60 years, I don’t care if takes another 100 years, but we will win.’ Khalid Mashaal would agree. That’s his logic

This is exactly what the liberals in the West fail to understand and consciously choose to ignore about Islam.

dmann on March 31, 2008 at 4:14 PM

I like how he kind of gulped at 0:21 into the interview, as if he realized just then that this wasn’t going to be typical.

JohnW on March 31, 2008 at 4:22 PM

I couldn’t help but notice how similar Meshall sounds to various New York Times reporters and columnists. He sounds alot like Nicholas Kristof, almost exactly like Christopher Hedges and quite similar to Maureen Dowd. Actually, Maureen Dowd is far more antiIsrael than Meshall. Dowd is so sarcastic when she discusses Israel that she makes Meshall sound reasonable. Meshall seems to have read and memorized Anthony Lewis columns.

Larraby on March 31, 2008 at 4:22 PM

Look; just as long as they have clueless Clooney play him in the movie.

ChipDWood on March 31, 2008 at 4:25 PM

Somewhere in Israel there’s a hellfire missile with this guys name on it.

labrat on March 31, 2008 at 4:37 PM

Is that george clooney?

peacenprosperity on March 31, 2008 at 3:25 PM

ditto again. first thought.

pecan pie on March 31, 2008 at 4:39 PM

Wayall…. least we know he’s bonafide.

ChipDWood on March 31, 2008 at 5:00 PM

a la Cho Seung-Hui

That’s a little unfair. Although Goldstein’s rampage of innocents was unforgivable, many believe that he was prompted by having to treat, as a physician, victims of Palestinian terror. Arafat and Hamas regularly gave weaker reasons for killing greater numbers of Jewish innocents, which is to say that none of them were justified and all are murderers. But all were prompted by something other than vague feelings of social rejection.

calbear on March 31, 2008 at 3:31 PM

It is unfair. What Goldstein did was wrong, however, he viewed his actions as a preemptive strike to prevent an attack on Jews. In the days before the attack Goldstein, a surgeon, was told by IDF officers to prepare emergency facilities for an expected attack against Jews on Purim. The day before his attack Goldstein was praying at the Jewish section at the Cave of the Patriarchs when Arabs from the Mosque on the site attempted to storm into the Jewish section while chanting “kill the Jews.” Believing that the next day the people at this mosque were going to attack Jews in the area Goldstein came and shot up the mosque killing 29 people; and causing the IDF to go on a security alert throughout Israel and the territories. Supporters of Goldstein believed he prevented an attack that day, possibly against his own children, family, and friends whom lived in the area. However, his actions also led to the deaths of many Jews killed in retaliation for his actions.

irish_infidel on March 31, 2008 at 5:08 PM

Israel IS to blame. Not because of their toughness but their weakness. This is what sustains the fanatics. The US shares the blame. Sending money to the Palis and waning support for Israel confuses the issue.

Israel needs to stop playing games and gird themselves for war. First NO MORE DAMN SETTLEMENTS. They can take the land and build whatever they want, when the Palis provoke an all out offensive.

Successive US Presidents become paralyzed “from day one” when he is first briefed on the insanity of Pali society. They never just cut them of. We keep sending them money. Fearing that the other Arab states will start sending money (a spigot impossible to close) they simply try to avoid the unavoidable.

Agrippa2k on March 31, 2008 at 5:09 PM

Iraq will be a failure if/when/as long as there is the feeling “they’ll never do that again”. We need to suggest that we could do the same for Israel (forget Iran). That is what everyone really fears (the Left and the Islamists).

We’ve done too much for the Iraqis twice (they didn’t deserve it). Israel on the other hand could be as technically useful as Japan and the UK in development of missile defense, and other weapon systems, not to mention anti-terror tactics and strategy.

Obama says he’ll end “unproven” weapon system development. What a moron. Time for some outsourcing.

Agrippa2k on March 31, 2008 at 5:21 PM

Send him a free Mossad brand cellphone.

Can you hear me now…?

Ignite.

profitsbeard on March 31, 2008 at 5:42 PM

“the Israelis certainly did not stand on street corners celebrating”

“Militant Jews gathered to celebrate the sixth anniversary of Baruch Goldstein’s March 21 massacre of 29 Muslims in a Hebron mosque. The celebrants dressed up like the gunman, waving semi-automatics in the air, singing, dancing and reading prayers around his grave.”
washington-report.org/archives/May_2000/0005038.html

“And wasn’t he killed by Israeli police?”

The were supposed to be nine guards at the Tomb of the Patriarch. Four didn’t show up for work that day, so there were only five. According to Israel, even if all 9 were there “it would been almost impossible to thwart the intention of any lunatic murderer.”
So nearly half the guards did not show up that day, and the other five armed guards were unable to stop Goldstein. Right.

Palestinians say the guards knew he was coming, and allowed him in. Of course, those dirty Arabs are lying.

The Goldstein massacre is the incident that initiated suicide bombing by Hamas. That and 25 years of occupation. The first Hamas suicide bombing happened 40 days after the Goldstein massacre. Forty days was the period of mourning. It was announced that 5 bombings would be committed as retaliation. After two attacks, Israel accelerated its withdrawal from Gaza under Oslo, which up until then they were continually delaying. Because of Israel’s positive response, Hamas stopped their retaliation at 2, instead of the promised 5. They dirty Arabs responded to Israel’s positive actions by stopping their bombings.

Yes, I realize more suicide bombings have happened since. The bombings happen in coordinated campaigns. The first campaign in response to the Goldstein massacre stopped at 2.

Mashaal is awesome.

dave742 on March 31, 2008 at 7:45 PM

Call me nuts if you like but I agree with Khaled Meshaal more than Tim Marshall. The “Palestinians” have not lost. Far from it.

In 1973 Israel could have annihilated Eygpt’s Third Army but the Saudis stuck their oar in and Kissingner/Nixon rescued the destroyed their will. The Arab world lingers on, seeing victory on the horizon.

aengus on March 31, 2008 at 9:00 PM

correction: rescued them rather than [let the Israelis] destroy their will

aengus on March 31, 2008 at 9:16 PM

Hate Zionists dave742?

BL@KBIRD on March 31, 2008 at 9:40 PM

BL@KBIRD on March 31, 2008 at 9:40 PM

Me thinks dave742 hates life!

dmann on March 31, 2008 at 9:43 PM

“We don’t kill anyone deliberately.”
Responding to a question about suicide bombers sitting next to children before detonating.
Nice.

jgapinoy on March 31, 2008 at 9:55 PM

Call me nuts if you like but I agree with Khaled Meshaal more than Tim Marshall. The “Palestinians” have not lost. Far from it.

aengus on March 31, 2008 at 9:00 PM

That is correct and Marshalls arguments about the 1948, 1967, and 1973 are the exact arguments used by Islamist groups like Hamas and Hezbollah against the PLO and other Arab governments. They believe that only Islamist movements can defeat Israel, not “secular” movements like the PLO and Ba’athists. And Israel proved them right in 2000 in Lebanon and in 2005 in Gaza.

irish_infidel on March 31, 2008 at 10:07 PM

Bl@ckbird:
It’s not just Zionists. I oppose any nation or group that takes another persons land or occupies their land.

dave742 on March 31, 2008 at 10:31 PM

Does he really say that Isreal is holding 11 to 9 thousand Palestinian prisioners and then say that the majority of those are from the Palestinian Parliament? Is he even listening to what he is saying or is he just parroting propaganda like some Code Pink wacko?

29Victor on March 31, 2008 at 3:18 PM

On the plus side, it’s nice to see Baghdad Bob has found work again….

theregoestheneighborhood on April 1, 2008 at 2:22 AM

Bl@ckbird:
It’s not just Zionists. I oppose any nation or group that takes another persons land or occupies their land.

dave742 on March 31, 2008 at 10:31 PM

It was Israel’s land before it was the Palestinians. Israel was forced out by the powers of the day, they were allowed back in to a very small portion of the original by the powers of another day.

Absent the maniacal hatred so many Arabs have of the Jews, the issue could be settled with a reasonable amount of pain.
Given the actual hatred that refuses to tolerate a Jewish State under any conditions, the Palestinians and their allies will just continue to fight and lose until Israel finally inflicts a more lasting defeat. At which point, they will have no one to blame but themselves.

theregoestheneighborhood on April 1, 2008 at 2:27 AM

theregoestheneighborhood:

It was Israel’s land before it was the Palestinians.

This is wrong, but too big a subject. But if that’s what you believe, then you won’t mind if China takes over the US and gives your house back to the Native Americans and you are forced to live in the Nevada desert. If that happens, you will not have a “maniacal hatred” of Native Americans, and will not fight back. And if you did fight back, but did not have access to F-16 fighters, you would not use crude weapons, because that would be immoral. Instead, you would quietly accept your situation.

dave742 on April 1, 2008 at 6:31 AM

theregoestheneighbohood:
And if the Native Americans used terrorism to “help” you with your move into the Nevada desert (as the Irgun did), that would also be OK.

dave742 on April 1, 2008 at 7:01 AM

It’s not just Zionists. I oppose any nation or group that takes another persons land or occupies their land.

End the Arab occupation of Egypt!

/sarc

DrSteve on April 1, 2008 at 9:08 AM