September 7, 2012, - 4:52 pm
Barack Obama has come full circle in sympathizing with his Maoist comrades on the left and enabling them to power and beyond. While Maoist rebels now ruling Nepal murdered more than 13,000 Nepalese people in their quest to control the country, Obama just removed them from the State Department terrorist list and will now recognize and deal with them. On the other hand, if we can enable Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Qaeda, and HAMAS to power in Libya, Egypt, and, soon, Syria, it’s only fair that we not discriminate against their fellow murderers in Nepal, right? Oh, and don’t hold your breath for a President Romney to reverse course. He won’t.
The United States on Thursday removed Nepal’s ruling Maoist party, which after a bloody, decade-long insurgency now heads a caretaker government, from its blacklist of terrorist organizations.
After almost a decade as a designated global terrorist body, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), or CPN(M), which laid down its arms in 2006 to enter politics, was struck off the list, the State Department said.
An estimated 16,000 people died in a brutal 1996-2006 “people’s war” fought by the Maoists against the centuries-old and once absolute monarchy before the rebels turned to politics and swept to power in elections two years later.
“After a thorough review,” the State Department said the party was “no longer engaged in terrorist activity that threatens the security of US nationals or US foreign policy.”
The delisting means that US organizations and companies can now conduct business with the Maoist leadership, and any property or interests that were frozen in the United States are no longer blocked.
Formed in 1994, the party was designated a global terrorist entity by the United States in 2003 and added to the terrorist exclusion list the next year.
“At the time of the designations, the CPN(M) was engaged in a violent war with the Nepalese government,” a State Department official told AFP.
The party’s “terrorist activities resulted in the death or disappearance of thousands of Nepali citizens, and resulted in the murder of two US embassy security guards.”
More recently, however, it “has participated in democratic elections, has taken steps to dismantle its capability to conduct terrorist activities, and has demonstrated a credible commitment to pursuing the peace and reconciliation process in Nepal as the current head of Nepal’s coalition government,” the official told AFP.
The Maoists won elections in the Himalayan nation in 2008 and oversaw the abolition of the monarchy.
Hey, sounds just like HAMAS!
And we are de facto recognizing HAMAS, too, as it gets billions in U.S. aid and came to power amidst elections pushed by President Bush and Condi Clueless.
And now it’s more of the same in Nepal.
America . . . installing our enemies, killing our friends. Same ol’, same ol’.
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