This is the comment which Vladamir Putin – the Russian president made about the Hamas:
We haven’t considered Hamas a terrorist organization. Today we must recognize that Hamas has reached power in Palestine as a result of legitimate elections and we must respect the choice of the Palestinian people,” Putin said, through a Spanish interpreter.
“But … we must also seek solutions, steps that are acceptable both for the political forces that are leading Palestine, for the international community and also for I am deeply convinced that burning your bridges in politics is the simplest thing to do but it doesn’t have much future. Based on this idea … we haven’t rushed to call any organization ‘terrorist’,” Putin said.
That was a really mature statement. Its like a relief amidst the din of the rhetoric of the US and some silly European allies. Putin is admirable in many ways and I believe he is the man of the times for Russia and will rightfully lead it back to its greatness. Hamas truly needs to be tempered to lead the Palestenians to their true destiny amidst peace and economic progress. This can only be achieved by engagement and not by isolating them.
I am adding one more photo from the Mahamastakabhishekha. Will keep adding.