According to reporter Isabel Kershner’s story in the Times, the announcement “ [of a Hamas-Fatah rapprochement] appeared to catch the Obama administration…by surprise.” If that is the case, it not only reflects on the poor intelligence capacity of the United States in the region, but also reveals the administration’s dependence on its myopic hopes about a new peace process taking place.Yea, verily, it's the "peace process" that has incubated the alliance and that with shortly give birth to its awful progeny, the eliminationist state of Palestine.
Way to go, Barry!
As for America's "intelligence," doubtless that's bound to improve now that Gen. Petraeus of COIN/hearts-'n'-minds fame has been tapped to helm the CIA.
Update: The "peace" danse macabre goes on--Abbas: Fatah will continue to handle peace talks in unity cabinet
Update: Fatah sings to Hamas:
When you're high and mighty
And you want to kill the Jews
And nuthin', nuthin'll halt your plans.
Don't you fret, habibi, 'cuz together we can't lose
And soon we will wipe Zionists off our land.
You just call out our name,
And you know whenever you do
We'll come runnin' to triumph again.
Winter, spring, summer or fall,
All you gotta do is call
And we'll be there, yeah, yeah, yeah,
You've got a friend...