New US ISIS Czar was Bumped from
Obama Election Team as too Pro-Terrorist
By Lori Lowenthal Marcus
The Jewish Press
December 2, 2015
While President Obama was in Paris
for the past few days cavorting with other world leaders on the dire global
threat of climate change (never a junior varsity issue in his book), his
spokesperson made the announcement that Obama’s new ISIS czar will be none
other than Robert Malley.
For a president who thinks that
world leaders meeting in Paris to discuss climate change is the equivalent of a
body blow to ISIS after the Nov. 13 Paris Terror Attacks, the appointment of
Malley makes perfect sense.
Malley is the kind of new-age
negotiator who thinks there is no tyrant too awful to shun – unless, of
course, you are talking about Israel – and is always eager to play up the
“positive” aspects of genocidal terrorist regimes as the justification for
allowing them right there in the tent, seated next to you.
An early wet noodle in Malley’s
public career was a 2001 New York Times op-ed in
which he blamed Israel for the Camp David Peace Talks. Malley’s recollection
squarely conflicted with every other major player present at the talks,
including President Bill Clinton and Clinton’s Middle East Envoy, Dennis Ross.
In a 2007 op-ed in
the Los Angeles Times, Malley expressed strong support for trusting
Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, ridiculing the idea that the Syrian tyrant
should be treated as a pariah.
In 2008, Malley was booted from
the Obama election committee when it was discovered that he had met with Hamas
members. Although removed from the public stage, Malley was still one
of Obama’s most trusted advisers on Middle East issues.
In an article in Foreign
Policy in 2012, Malley castigated Obama for failing to consider the option
of containing a nuclear-armed Iran. He thought
Obama was too hawkish on Iran!
In 2013, Malley predicted that
Hamas and Fatah would unite so that they could bargain effectively against
In the last few years Malley did
finally gain entrance to the citadel of strength, serving on the National
Security Council. Earlier this year Malley was elevated to the NSC position of
Middle East Coordinator, where he was actively engaged in the Iran Deal
With a history of dissing Israel,
snuggling up to Hamas, shielding Assad, and promoting the containment of a
nuclear-armed Iran, is it any surprise that Malley is Obama’s choice to
spearhead the U.S. response to ISIS?